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New Mexico FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event Concrete and Masonry

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  • New Mexico FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event Concrete and Masonry
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  • Brick Grooving Tool Used to form a clean uniform groove between masonry such as bricks and cinder blocks.
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  • Brick Scoring Chisel Used to score bricks and blocks so that they can be cut using a hammer.
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  • Brick Tongs Used to carry one or more blocks or bricks to the location where they will be mortared into place.
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  • Brick Trowel Used to apply mortar to bricks, masonry blocks, and setting the masonry units.
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  • Brick Comes in a variety of sizes and colors. They are commonly used as the finish for exterior walls. Many have two large holes in the middle to enhance mortar adhesion.
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  • Bull Float Used to eliminate the high and low spots or ridges left behind by the straight edge when striking off concrete.
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  • Cap Block Used as the top layer on a cinder block wall. It may be flat or have a rounded top.
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  • Carbide Tipped Masonry Drill Used to drill holes in masonry and concrete.
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  • Ceramic Tile Ceramic Floor covering that is durable and long lasting.
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  • Cinder Block Structural block which is used for walls, building footings, and to support floors.
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  • Concrete Edger Creates a rounded edge on wet concrete which allows form removal without damage.
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  • Concrete Finishing Trowel Used to produce a smooth surface on concrete.
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  • Concrete Smoothing Tool Used to remove rough edges from hardened concrete.
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  • Deck Block Large cinder block with a notch top. It is used to hold support beams for walls and decks.
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  • Expansion Joint Placed between slabs of concrete to allow for expansion and contraction due to temperature changes.
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  • Concrete Groover Used to cut an expansion joint partly through fresh concrete.
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  • Magnesium Float Used to compact concrete and remove the bull float marks.
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  • Mud Mixer Most commonly used to mix grout when laying ceramic tile or to mix small amounts of mortar.
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  • Notched Trowel Used to apply grout to a concrete floor before laying ceramic tile in place.
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  • Plastic Grout Float Used to apply grout between tile joints. The plastic edge will not scratch the tile surface.
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  • Rebar Metal rods used to reinforce concrete. It has visible ribs that concrete adheres to.
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  • Tile Cutter Used to score(scratch) ceramic tile similar to scoring glass. Pressing down on the handle snaps the tile into two pieces.
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  • Tile Wet Saw Used to cut ceramic tile. Water is circulated onto the blade to reduce friction and keep the blade cool.
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  • Tile Pliers Used to clip rough or crooked pieces of tile after cutting.
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  • Tile spacers Placed between tiles when setting grout to maintain uniform lines.
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  • Wire Twister Used to twist wires that hold rebar together when pouring floors, foundations and footings.