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    Places to get old-style copings

    I am working on retile the water-line tiles of my old pool and found a section of the old coping needs some reinforcement. However several of those copings were broken when I chiseled off the mortar. I am wondering what might be the best way to replace those broken copings as most places that I searched for do not carry old copings. Thanks.
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    Re: Places to get old-style copings

    That's a common style of Bullnose brick. It shouldn't be too hard to find.

    Try local places that sell products like brick, block, pavers and other masonry supplies.

    Instead of chiseling the mortar off, you might do better cutting it off using a diamond masonry blade. You can get ones that fit on a circular saw. They come in segmented or continuous. The continuous are better when cutting right next to the sides of the brick, as they are less likely to chip the brick.

    Example1.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/KING-DIAM...70-2/202585392

    Example 2
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/World-Dia...R7-D/203615221

    Note that some blades say wet cut only. These blades are thinner and can warp if overheated. They can be used dry, but you have to be careful not too cut too long without taking a break to allow the blade to cool down.

    Example 3
    This is a "Turbo" style blade, it says continuous, but it is not as smooth as a tile type blade and might be more likely to chip the brick when cutting right next to the sides.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/World-Dia...P7-D/203615218

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    Re: Places to get old-style copings

    National Pool Tile has that style of Coping as well. Very common I think.
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    Re: Places to get old-style copings

    Thank you all for your suggestions ! I will bring some samples to local store to get it matched. Also the suggestions on diamond blade are excellent ! I have been using that to grind away mortar on the bed and it is a very useful tool.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    That's a common style of Bullnose brick. It shouldn't be too hard to find.

    Try local places that sell products like brick, block, pavers and other masonry supplies.

    Instead of chiseling the mortar off, you might do better cutting it off using a diamond masonry blade. You can get ones that fit on a circular saw. They come in segmented or continuous. The continuous are better when cutting right next to the sides of the brick, as they are less likely to chip the brick.

    Example1.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/KING-DIAM...70-2/202585392

    Example 2
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/World-Dia...R7-D/203615221

    Note that some blades say wet cut only. These blades are thinner and can warp if overheated. They can be used dry, but you have to be careful not too cut too long without taking a break to allow the blade to cool down.

    Example 3
    This is a "Turbo" style blade, it says continuous, but it is not as smooth as a tile type blade and might be more likely to chip the brick when cutting right next to the sides.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/World-Dia...P7-D/203615218

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