Beware of using light weight bricks as weights

Builders often use light weight bricks, and mostly rightly so, I imagine. However, I used a spare one to weigh something down, and that was not a good idea.

 

drain almost completely covered by brick

drain almost completely covered by brick

A few nights ago there was a big storm, with the wind direct from the east – which is unusual for a big storm – and the aforementioned lightweight brick was washed by the heavy flow of water to a drain, which is subsequently almost entirely blocked, causing water to come in from our ceiling for the first time ever, instead of simply flowing down the downpipe, as usual.

I am now using a normal brick as a weight.

And the rain and coolness continues…

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