[Author's note: This article assumes that there are two thousand pounds to the ton, and a standard construction brick with pointing is 9" x 4.5" x 3" (121.5 cubic inches) and weighs eight pounds.]

Making bricks is easy you say. Mankind has been making them for millennia. You dig up some clay, mold it to the desired shape, and then fire it until it is hard. Easy, straightforward, anybody could do it. Right?

Wrong. Problems can occur in the preparation of the clay, the molding of the bricks, the drying of the bricks and the firing of . . .

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