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Welcome to the RBC1 Basic Tool Assessment NEXT

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SECTION ONE: Basic Tools c This section is designed to help you identify simple hand tools used in Masonry. You will need to click on each picture to see the description of each tool and/or see the video clip demonstrating its use. AFTER you have read each section you can CLICK the REVIEW button to start the brief overview. NEXT

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Measuring and Set up Tools

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Tape Measure

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Chalk Line Square

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them 6 x 8 Line Stretcher

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Rebar Tire Wire Stucco Wire Mesh Rebar

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Tools for mixing Cement and mortar

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Mortar Mixer Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Wheel Barrel Mortar Pan Cement Mixer s

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Round Point Shovel Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Mortar Hoe s

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on the movie CLICK ANYWHERE BELOW TO START VIDEO Continue

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Tools for working Mortar

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Jointer Tool Gauging Trowel Tuck Pointer

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Basic Masonry Materials Click on each tool to learn about them Masonry Brush

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Tools for Working Concrete

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Wood Float Hand Float Bull Float Tapered Darby

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Grover Concrete Broom Steel Edger

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General Use Tools

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on each tool to learn about them Cement Chisel

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Basic Masonry Tools Click on the movie CLICK ANYWHERE BELOW TO START VIDEO Return Continue

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Can you remember? Which of these is used to mix mortar? Quiz Click the Quiz button to edit this quiz

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CONTINUE TO NEXT SET Thank you for completing the RBC Basic Masonry Tools Assessment.

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THIS SECTION SHOULD NOT BE SHOWN BACKUP: ANSWER SECTION

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Basic Hand Tools: Retractable Tape Measure Tape Measure A flexible metal ribbon wound within a spring loaded case inscribed with measurements, generally in fractions of inches. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: 4ft/2ft/Torpedo levels 4ft/2ft/Torpedo levels: A tool used to indicate whether a surface is level (horizontal) or plumb (vertical) RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Square Square: A tool used to measure out right angles or to measure angles for various lumber cuts. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Chalk Line Chalk Line: Used for making long, straight lines on a flat surface; chalk powder marks the material. Blue powder is temporary, while Red powder is permanent. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Plumb Bob Plumb Bob: Weighted tool with pointed tip. When suspended by string is used to ensure vertical alignment (plumb). RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Brick Ruler Brick Ruler: The brick spacing ruler is used by the bricklayer to measure and mark course heights (the distance from the top of one brick to the top of the next). It has standard markings of feet and inches on one side, and a series of marks on the other side that indicate course heights (black numbers) and the number of courses (red numbers). The purpose of the brick spacing ruler is to attain proper heights with consistent spacing of courses, holding the mason’s line on blocks and bricks. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Tie Wire Tie Wire: Used for holding rebar together and in place. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Tie Wire Rebar: Rebar is short for “Reinforcing Bar”. It is used for reinforcing concrete and masonry structures . RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Stucco Wire Mesh Stucco Wire Mesh: Used to give the base coat in stucco strength and to hold on the wall.. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Masons Line Masons Line: Used as a guide to lay blocks and bricks in a straight line. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Wood Line Blocks Wood Line Blocks, Line Stretchers: For holding the mason’s line on blocks and bricks. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: 6 x 8 Line Stretcher 6 x 8 Line Stretcher: For holding the mason’s line on blocks and bricks. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Adjustable Line Stretcher Adjustable Line Stretcher: Same as 6 x 8 Line Stretcher except it can be adjusted for non-standard sizes . (Please see 6 x 8 Line Stretcher slide) RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Cement Mixer Cement Mixer: Machine for mixing cement and mortar, entire drum turns. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Mortar Mixer Mortar Mixer: Motorized machine for mixing only mortar, blades turn in tub. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Wheel Barrel Wheel Barrel: For transporting materials and mixing cement. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Mortar Pan Mortar Pan: For mixing cement and distributing to masons. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Mortar Hoe Mortar Hoe: For mixing cement and mortar. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Round Point Shovel Round Point Shovel: For mixing and dispensing cement and mortar. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO SEE MOVIE

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Basic Hand Tools: Trowel Trowel: For brick and block laying. Picks up and spreads mortar. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Jointer Tool Jointer Tool: For finishing joints in brick and block work. CLICK ANYWHERE BELOW TO START VIDEO RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Tuck Pointer Tuck Pointer: For packing mortar between bricks and blocks when repairing joints. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Gauging Trowel Gauging Trowel: For mixing mortar and applying small amounts in confined areas. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Margin Trowel Margin Trowel: Flat-nosed trowel used to work mortar in tight spaces. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Masonry Brush Masonry Brush: For cleaning the surface of brick and block work. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Aluminum Placer Aluminum Placer: For pushing or pulling concrete into place. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Wood Float, Hand Float Wood Float Hand Float: Rough finishing the concrete surface. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Tapered Darby Tapered Darby: For rough finishing the concrete surface but allows reaching further. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Bull Float Bull Float For rough finishing the concrete surface but allows reaching even further. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Finishing Trowel Finishing Trowel For giving the final finish on concrete surface. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Grover Grover For making a grove in concrete which helps prevent cracks from spreading. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Steel Edger Steel Edger For putting a rounded edge in concrete surfaces to prevent chicking of edge. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Concrete Broom Concrete Broom For giving a nonslip finish to concrete surfaces. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO NEXT SET

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Basic Hand Tools: Masonry Hammer Masonry Hammer For breaking blocks and bricks to size. RETURN

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Basic Hand Tools: Cement Chisel Cement Chisel For breaking blocks and bricks to size. RETURN OR CONTINUE TO MOVIE

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CONTINUE TO NEXT SET Thank you for completing the RBC Basic Masonry Tools Assessment.

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