How to Make Clay Bricks

Materials: clay, sand, water

Tools: shovel, hoe, pickax, strainer, wire #14, wooden scraper, wooden molds 10″ x5″ x12 ½”, gas oven

Procedure:

  1. Dig soil, remove stones and waste with the use of strainer.
  2. Mix with:
    • 25% water (1 part water in 4 parts of soil)
    • 10% sand (10 parts of sand in 10 parts of clay)
    • Mix well.
  3. Put in molds, scrape excess.
  4. Remove molds and let dry bricks within 3 to 4 weeks at room temperature.
  5. Invert brick so it would not crack or form wrinkles.
  6. Preheat gas oven for 2 hours at 980° C.
  7. Arrange bricks alternately
  8. Bake for 16 hours.
  9. Cool before use.

For more information, contact:

Dept. of Science and Technology
Rm. 303 DOST Bldg., DOST Complex,
Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City 1631
Telephone Nos: (632) 837-20-71 to 82
Web: www.dost.gov.ph

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *