Removing mortar from bricks

Old 03-30-06, 06:48 PM
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Removing mortar from bricks

I am cleaning bricks we cut off of walls we removed to use on new walls in a remodeling project. I've been cleaning the mortar off the bricks with a hammer and chisel but still have about 2,000 to go. Is there a power tool such as an air chisel that would make the job faster?
Old 04-07-06, 12:19 PM
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are the brick concrete or clay brick, in any case go to you local hardware store and purchase a Brick hammer and use the pointed side of the hammer and you should eliminate having to use a hammer and chisel you can also hose the brick down heavily with water and this will eliminate dust, just make sure to give them a good hose down a couple of days prior to re using them, dont use a grinder or air chisel because it will chip the brick

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