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Brick line, mason's line, brick twine, bricklayer's tools, marking out tools, string line, fluorescent, level, plumb, wall, bricklaying, wonkee donkee tools DIY guide, how to use a brick line Brick lines come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. Below is guide to the most common sizes to help you decide.
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Length

Brick line, mason's line, bricklayer's string, builder's line, marking out tools, wonkee donkee tools, DIY guide, how to use a brick line Brick lines can be purchased in sizes typically between 18m and105m (60-345ft). However, you can get longer lines up to 500m (1640ft). It’s always better to get a longer line and only use part of it rather than purchasing a short line and find out that it’s not long enough.
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18m (30ft) line

There are 18m (30ft) lines available which would be suitable as a reference guide for laying bricks on short walls, patios, and for general smaller tasks.

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76m (250ft) line

76m (250ft) lines can be purchased which would be ideal for use with large landscape gardening projects, plotting ground layouts for foundation work, and jobs where the line needs to be long enough to wrap around corner posts or stakes.

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105m (350ft) line

Larger lines upto 105m (350ft) are available which would enable you to tackle nearly all big jobs where a brick line is needed, although it all depends on the size of your project and your specific requirements.

Thickness

Brick line, mason's line, bricklayer's string, builder's line, marking out tools, wonkee donkee tools, DIY guide, how to use a brick line The most common diameter for a brick line is approximately 2mm. Thicker lines can be bought but are generally used for tasks where a more robust line is needed like marking out ground on a busy building site.

Strength

Brick lines, brickys line, builder's string, mason's line, marking out tool, reference line, bricklaying, brick pins, brick blocks, line blocks wonkee donkee tools DIY guide how to use a brick line Brick lines need to be robust enough to withstand being untied, wrapped around stakes, and pulled taut across bricks, sometimes over large distances. Many lines are tested for strain to see how much weight pressure they can take before stretching or snapping.
Brick lines, brickys line, builder's string, mason's line, marking out tool, reference line, bricklaying, brick pins, brick blocks, line blocks wonkee donkee tools DIY guide how to use a brick line On average, a braided nylon brick line can withstand 65-80kg (140-180lbs) of weight pressure. Twisted lines are slightly weaker and have a strain weight of 45-60kg (100-130 lbs). Thicker gauge lines will be able to taker greater strains.