hollow masonry unit


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hollow masonry unit

A brick or concrete block that is less than 75 percent solid in the plane that rests in the mortar bed. See also: Masonry
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hollow masonry unit

hollow masonry units
A masonry unit whose net cross-sectional area in any plane parallel to the bearing surface is less than 75% of its gross cross-sectional area measured in the same plane.
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