How to Make Bricks Out of Sand Without Water

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Sand is the majority ingredient in making all bricks. There are many varieties of bricks available. A sand lime brick is made with no water. The chemical hardening process can be sped up using steam. The sand and lime ingredients form into calcium silicate. The sand lime brick was invented in the early 1900s and is commonly used in Germany.

Things You'll Need

  • Lime
  • Sand
  • Mixing bucket
  • Brick mold
  • Steam Iron
  • Steamer
  • Insert nine parts of sand into the mixing bucket.

  • Insert one part of lime into the mixing bucket. Lime is a material containing inorganic calcium.

  • Stir the ingredients until they are evenly mixed.

  • Pour the mixture into the brick mold.

  • Press the mixture, using a hard surface to increase pressure. Pressure speeds the calcifying process.

  • Expose the mixture to air. To expedite the process, spray the mixture with steam from an iron or steamer.

  • Remove the sand lime brick from the brick mold after one day.

Tips & Warnings

  • Lime, sand and a brick mold can be found at your local hardware store.

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