Title:
BRICKS FOR PIPE LAYING AND CONSTRUCTION WORK USING THIS
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention relates to a brick for pipe laying that is comprised of pipe entrance or pipe groove on the body that has the following characteristics; it is designed to make it easy for the pipe to go in and out of the pipe entrance or pipe groove; it enables the mason work to be carried out by using the standard bricks; it eliminates a series of drilling work thus, saves the labor cost and the construction time; it does not create dust during the construction work so it is more pleasant to carry out the work; it not only prevents the occurrence of cracks on the wall owing to no vibration but also reduces the chances of making mistakes and carry out the construction work more precisely following the specified drawings; especially when connecting the hot/cold water pipes to the pump dwelling it prevents from collapsing; it simplifies the construction progress dramatically; and it is also suitable for the pipe work that is constructed to water dwelling that is formed different heights each.



Inventors:
Lee, Young-chun (Gyeonggi-Do, KR)
Application Number:
11/559830
Publication Date:
04/24/2008
Filing Date:
11/14/2006
Assignee:
PIP Co., Ltd.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04C2/52
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Primary Examiner:
WENDELL, MARK R
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Beyer Law Group LLP (Palo Alto, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A brick for pipe laying comprising a body (10) that fills the right place where the pipe formed in a shape of rectangular-haxadron passes; and A pipe entrance (20) which is formed to go through one side of above body (10), and which is installed for the pipe (30) to go through the said pipe entrance (20) so that it provides an easy pipe construction environment.

2. As claimed in claim 1, a brick for pipe laying of enabling the construction of pipe entrance (20) which is formed with two or several of them to allow the pipes such as water pipe, communication pipe, and electricity pipe to pass each pipe entrance (20).

3. As claimed in claim 1, a brick for pipe laying that has the chracteristic of the said pipe entrance (20) being able to accommodate a number of pipes (30) inside and also adjust to different sizes of other standard facilities such as an electric box, filling up type of toilet water tank, aircon box, filling up gas box, etc.

4. As claimed in claim 1 or claim 3, a brick for pipe laying that is from the front of above body (10) to the pipe entrance (20) it can cut to the box size that fills upper and lower part to form a incision part (50) that opens to the front, and locate the blocks with above incision (50) between the blocks that are laid in a row during the construction, and install the filling-up box with the above incision parts (50).

5. As claimed in claim 4, a brick for pipe laying that has the characteristic that the above body (10) is formed with incision groove (71)(72) that is induced to the horizontal direction at the front upper and lower part, the above pipe entrance (20) is formed with a fragmented groove (73) to the horizontal direction at the center of interior of side wall that is formed with above incision groove (71)(72), and by cutting the above incision (71)(72) it makes it easy to form the incision part (50).

6. A body (10) that is formed as a rectangular-haxadron shape that is filled in the right path for the pipe. a brick for pipe laying that is composed of the pipe groove that is formed in a multi-level on one side of the above body (10), depending on the pipe location or method, building the above body (10) by laying the bricks on top-bottom-left-right it enables the pipe (30) to go in and out of pipe groove (60) so that it provides an easy pipe construction environment.

7. As claimed in claim 6, a brick for pipe laying that the above pipe groove (60) is formed by distancing a upper length (h) and a lower length (k) to form a slope (61), and through the above slope (61), it is also effective to use for the pipe path on the slope.

8. As claimed in claim 6 and 7, a brick for pipe laying that has the characteristics where the above pipe groove (60) accommodates a number of pipes.

9. A brick for pipe laying that is comprised of a mason work step where a pipe brick (100) formed with pipe entrance (20) on one side and pipe wall (100A) formed with pipe groove (60) formed with multi-level on one side are located horizontally and vertically to form the path for the pipe (30) to go through the said pipe entrance and pipe groove (60), and laid together with standard bricks (80) of rectangular haxadron; a cutting step to form the incision part (50) to the size of filling-up box (90) so that it enables the installation of filling-up box (90) inside of pipe entrance (20) of said pipe brick (100); a fixing step that fixes the filling-up box (90) to the interior of pipe wall (100) through above precision part by filling up; a pipe connection step that installs pipe (30) to be induced to the pipe entrances (20) of pipe wall (100A) and pipe groove (60) of pipe wall (100A) and connects pipe (30) to above filling up box (90); a gap filling step that finishes the work by filling the empty space of incision part (50) where the pipe wall (100A) installed with pipe (30) and incision parts (50) of pipe wall (100A) which is installed with filling up box (90) with cement and mortar.

10. As claimed in claim 9, at the above mason step, it uses the construction method that installs the electric wire tube (36) of hollow from the ground to the certain height in advance to enable the above electric wire tube (36) to pass the said pipe entrance (20) by laying the pipe bricks (100) vertically.

11. As claimed in claim 9, at the above incision step, it uses the construction method of using the pipe brick that requires the fragmentation of bricks to different sizes to install structure such as electric box, filling-up type toilet water tank, aircon box and filling-up gas box, etc inside of each pipe enterance (20a)(20b) of pipe brick (100),

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a brick for pipe laying and construction work using this, more specifically, it is a system that applies to a variety of pipe-fitting construction on the wall for the installation of water works, electricity, etc. that has simplified the mason and piping work substantially thus, has an effect of reducing the labor and material costs, etc., while preventing the danger of having wall crack during/after the construction.

2. Background of the Related Art

In general, a brick is formed as a flat length-wise hexahedron, that a number of bricks are made to the wall laying them by intersecting each other or laminating them by facing each other. Such mason work that lays the bricks by intersecting requires an adhesive such as mortar that is a mixture of sand and cement to a certain ratio.

Also, the wall unit constructed such as above requires a variety of pipe work such as water work, electricity, telephone and communication wires. The pipe work can be carried out in a way that after finishing the mason work using a regular hexahedral brick, install the pipes by drilling on the brick wall. To perform this task, 4˜5 workers have to work several days using hammer, drill, chisel, etc.

However, such method requires a lot of labor work which results in high labor cost, and due to dust created when drilling, it requires additional vacuum to sock in dust to provide more workable environment, it can also cause crack on the wall from the vibration while drilling after completing the construction work as well as delay the intended construction period due to too much manual work involved. Another method of installing the pipes witch involves the installation of pipes prior to mason work presents other sets of problems. The pipe using this method cannot be fixed securely as it is done in an open space thus, difficult to locate the right place specified in the drawing, not to mention the difficulty in laying the bricks around them after finishing the installation. This requires the workers to be extra careful which in turn, delays the overall construction time.

As illustrated in FIG. 1a, in case of pipe installation that connects hot/cold water pipes to the water dwelling, an iron reinforcing rod (102) is erected at the location of water dwelling (101) to fix the water dwelling (101) and lay 0.5b brick wall (103) on it then, connect the pipe (104) to the water dwelling (101) and finish the work by filling the empty space with cement or mortar.

Also, as illustrated in FIG. 1b, there was also a method that the upper part is formed with 0.5b mason wall (103) and the lower part is formed with 1.0b mason wall (103a), however, the pipe (104) which is coated is induced to the interior of wall unit, and connect the water dwelling (101) to the iron reinforcement rod (102) then, take the coat of pipe (104) off and connect to the water dwelling (101) and fill the gap at the entrance.

Also, as illustrated in FIG. 1c, the upper part is formed with 0.5b mason wall (103) and the lower part is formed with 1.0b mason wall (103a) then operate the piping work in accordance to the method illustrated in FIG. 1b.

However, when the construction work is carried out by the methods specified in 1a, 1b, 1c, there used to be a number of incidents where bricks got collapsed, and because the construction work was complicated, it required extra expenditure in terms of labor cost, time and material cost.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is designed to solve the said problems and by installing the bricks to the right places with the bricks formed with pipe entrance at the side and bricks formed with pipe groove that has been induced, it eliminates a series of drilling work by the workers thus, saves the labor cost and the construction time; it does not create dust during the construction work so it is more pleasant to carry out the work; it not only prevents the occurrence of cracks on the wall owing to no vibration but also reduces the chances of making mistakes and carry out the construction work more precisely following the specified drawings.

Also, the present invention is aimed to provide an installation method by the use of pipe brick that has the following characteristics: it is comprised of a mason work step where a pipe brick formed with pipe entrance on one side and pipe wall formed with pipe groove formed with multi-level on one side are located horizontally and vertically to form the path for the pipe to go through the said pipe entrance and pipe groove, and laid together with standard bricks of rectangular haxadron; a cutting step to form the incision part to the size of filling-up box so that it enables the installation of filling-up box inside of pipe entrance of said pipe brick; a fixing step that fixes the filling-up box to the interior of pipe wall through above precision part by filling up; a pipe connection step that installs pipe to be induced to the pipe entrances of pipe wall and pipe groove of pipe wall and connects pipe to above filling up box; a gap filling step that finishes the work by filling the empty space of incision part where the pipe wall installed with pipe and incision parts of pipe wall which is installed with filling up box with cement and mortar.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings, which are included to provide a further understanding of the invention and are incorporated in and constitute a part of this application, illustrate embodiment(s) of the invention and together with the description serve to explain the principle of the invention. In the drawings:

FIG. 1a, 1b, 1c are the diagrams illustrating the condition of conventional piping work;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of brick for pipe laying of the present invention;

FIG. 3 FIG. 3 is a installation view drawing illustrating the condition of installation of the present invention;

FIG. 4a, 4b, 4c are the perspective view illustrating other practical examples of the present invention;

FIG. 5a is a perspective view illustrating the other practical examples of brick for pipe laying with a formation of incision parts in accordance to the present invention;

FIG. 5b is a side view of FIG. 5a above;

FIG. 5c is a side view of the formation of a incision groove and a fragmentation groove on brick for pipe laying of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating the installation condition in accordance to the FIG. 5a above;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view illustrating an practical example that is formed with a pipeline groove on a brick for pipe laying of the present invention;

FIG. 8a, 8b are the perspective view illustrating other practical example of FIG. 7 above;

FIG. 9a, 9b, 9c are the diagram illustrating the installation condition in accordance to FIG. 7 above;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of other practical examples of the present invention;

FIG. 11 is a diagram illustrating the condition of use of FIG. 10 above;

FIG. 12 is a diagram illustrating other practical examples of construction method in accordance to a practical example of the present invention;

FIG. 13 is a diagram illustrating the construction method of other practical use of the present invention; and

FIG. 14 is a perspective view of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The brick for pipe laying of the present invention is in a rectangular-hexadron shape that is designed to make it easy for the pipe to go in and out of the body of pipe by forming the pipe entrance or pipe groove, it is installed between the standard bricks during mason work but at the path of piping. Also, for the pipe construction of pre-existing old building, it can be used by demolishing the original bricks then, install the bricks of present invention between them so that it could guide the pipe;

Therefore, in comparison to the piping work by drilling the existing wall or laying the bricks after installing pipes this method can reduce substantially the work load of construction and the overall expenditure that is associated with it such as labor cost or material cost and also reduces the required working hours that can bring forward the completion schedule of construction.

As illustrated in FIGS. 2 and 3, the brick for pipe laying of the present invention which is in a rectangular hexadron shape is comprised of a body (10) that fills to the right place where the pipe passes; a pipe entrance (20) which is formed to go through one side of above body (10); which is installed for the pipe (30) to go through the said pipe entrance (20) so that it provides an easy pipe construction environment.

The above body is formed in a rectangular hexadron shape, the same as the regular bricks. Mass production of above body (10) with standard size is possible, and in order to be compatible with the standard bricks, it is ideal to form them with the size of length (a) * width (b) * thickness (c) of 255 mm * 90 mm * 124 mm respectively. Thus, lay 4 standard bricks on the length (a) direction and applies adhesive such as mortar to fill the gap then, the length is identical to the regular bricks that it can carry out the mason work more precisely and conveniently. However, it can also be interchanged with the conventional bricks with the size of 210 mm * 100 mm * 60 mm or a variety of other exterior structure of building construction as well.

Also, as illustrated in FIG. 4a, it can be used by forming the length (a) of body (10) approximately to the half. Therefore, when constructing the pipes by seperating them that have different use, it is efficient to connect two halved body and use them.

The above pipe entrance (20) is formed by going through the side of above body (10). It is ideal to form the pipe entrance's (20) upper and lower part to an arch shape to enhance the destructive power of block itself. The pipe entrance (20) has to be formed by distancing it at least 25 mm from the upper and lower part of above body (10). That is, in case the length (a) of above body (10) is 255 mm, the length (d) of pipe entrance (20) should be 205 after leaving 25 mm each to distance it from upper and lower part of body (10) so that it does not break due to the heavy load of brick.

Also, the pipe entrance (20) is ideal to be formed by distancing it at least 25 mm from the left and right of above body (10). That is, in case the width (b) of above body (10) is 90 mm, the width (e) of pipe entrance (20) should be 40 mm after leaving 25 mm each to distance it from the left and right so that it prevents the breaking due to the heavy load of block.

The pipe entrance (20) is formed to allow all kinds of pipes (30) such as water pipe, electric pipe, communicational pipe, etc to go in and out easily, so it is constructed, through the side of exterior wall that is completed with the mason work, for the pipes to reach the destination easily.

As illustrated in FIG. 3, by placing the brick for pipe laying of present invention in a row, it can be used efficiency on the pipe (30) that passes horizontally. Between blocks, an adhesive (31) such as mortar is used which is the same as the conventional method.

Also, other characteristics of present invention is that, the above pipe entrance (20) is formed two or several of them thus, it is possible to construct other pipes (30) such as the water pipe, communicational pipe and electric pipe to pass each of pipe entrances (20).

As illustrated in FIG. 4b, by forming two of pipe entrances (20a) (20b) on the side of body (10) each, each of above pipe entrances (20a) (20b) can pass other types of pipes (30). Interior of regular wall unit, there are all kinds of wires such as internet cables, water pipe tubes, and etc. thus, and it has an advantage of organizing the variety of pipes that are interchangeable to each other during construction.

Also, according to other characteristics of present invention, the above pipe entrance (20) can accommodate a number of pipes inside and also adjust the size of pipe entrance (20) to fit other facilities that has different sizes such as electric box, filling up type toilet water tank, aircon box, filling-up gas box and etc.

Also, as illustrated in FIG. 4c, by forming the size of each pipe entrances (20a) (20b) differently that it enables the efficient construction work that is corresponding to all kinds of pipes (30) that have different sizes.

In accordance to other characteristics of present invention, above body (10) is cut to the box size that fills from the front of the body to the upper and lower part of pipe entrance (20) to form the incision part (50) that opens to the front, and locate the blocks with above incision (50) between the blocks that are laid in a row during the construction, and install the filling-up box with the above incision parts (50).

As illustrated in FIG. 5a, 5b, above incision part (50) is cut from the front of body to the upper and lower part of pipe entrance (20), but it is cut in accordance to the size of box that needs to be filled. FIG. 6 illustrates the water dwelling (41) that supplies hot/cold water by connecting to the hot/cold pipe (32) (33) that is fixed to the interior of wall unit through the above incision part (5)). Thus, it can fix structure of water dwelling, electric box and etc. through the above incision part (50) that is open, more easily, and since it is not necessary to build the separate reinforcement rod to fix the structure, it is more efficient.

Also, in accordance to other characteristics of the present invention, the above body (10) is formed with incision groove (71)(72) that is induced to the horizontal direction at the front upper and lower part, the above pipe entrance (20) is formed with a fragmented groove (73) to the horizontal direction at the center of interior of side wall that is formed with above incision groove (71)(72), and by cutting the above incision (71)(72) it makes it easy to form the incision part (50).

As illustrated in FIG. 5c, the above incision groove (71)(72) is formed on the upper and lower part of body (10) to make it easy to form, that is, it induces to the same line as upper and lower part of pipe entrance (20). Place a chisel on the incision groove (71) (72) and hit it with hammer which makes the cutting work very easy. Above fragmented groove (72) is formed in the center of body (10) that it is easy to fragment the bricks.

The present invention provides a brick for pipe laying that has the characteristics of a body (10) that is formed as a rectangular-haxadron shape that is filled in the right path for the pipe; a pipe groove (60) that is formed in a multi-level on one side of the above body (10A); depending on the pipe location or method, building the above body (10) by laying the bricks on top-bottom-left-right it enables the pipe (30) to go in and out of pipe groove (60) so that it provides an easy pipe construction environment.

As illustrated in FIG. 7, the above pipe groove (60) is formed from the end of front part of above body (10A) and induced to inside and cut at certain depth. Thus, the brick for pipe laying of present invention has a L shape when the pipe groove (60) is placed on the ground facing upwards. The depth (d) of pipe groove (60) has a variety of form but, considering the strength of brick it is ideal to form it 40 mm ˜45 mm thick. That is, the depth (d) of pipe groove (60) should be half of the width (b) of body (10). The length (e) of pipe groove (60) is ideal to be 95 mm, the half-length (a) of body (10).

The above body (10A) is formed in a rectangular hexadron shape, the same as the regular bricks. Mass production of above body (10A) with standard size is possible, and in order to be compatible with the standard bricks, it is ideal to form them with the size (length (a) * width (b) * thickness (c)) of 190 mm * 90 mm * 57 mm respectively. Thus, for the thickness (c) direction, lay 2 standard bricks and applies adhesive such as mortar to fill the gap then, the length is identical to the regular bricks that it can carry out the mason work more precisely and conveniently. However, it can also be interchanged with the conventional bricks with the size of 210 mm * 100 mm * 60 mm or a variety of other exterior structure of builing construction as well.

As illustrated in FIG. 8a, the thickness (c) of above body (10A) is formed to 57 mm to match with the thickness of regular brick so that the mason work can be carried out at an equal level, and it is also to promote the efficient construction work by bridging the gap between the brick of pipe laying of present invention and the regular bricks. The brick for pipe laying of present invention with 124 mm thickness can be cut to 57 mm at the construction site so that it can be used for a variety of applications.

Also, as illustrated in FIG. 8b, the length (e) of pipe groove (60) of 140 mm can be adjusted to the condition, number and type of pipe appropriately. As such, the depth (d) and the length (e) of pipe groove (60) can be adjusted to the size in accordance to the type and the kind of pipe that it has a wider extent of application.

The detailed explanation for the installation by giving an ideal example of practical use of brick for pipe laying of the present invention is as follows.

As illustrated in FIG. 9a, by laying the bricks for pipe laying of the present invention vertically, it can be used to pipe (30) that passes vertically. Using the adhesive (31) such as mortar between the bricks, the mason work is carried out the same way as the regular mason work.

Also, as illustrated in FIG. 9b, by laying the bricks for pipe laying of the present invention horizontally, it can be used to pipe (30) that passes horizontally.

Also, as illustrated in FIG. 9c, by facing the bricks that are laid vertically with those laid horizontally, it can be used efficiently for the parts where a pipe (30) is vertical or is curved to a certain degree.

Also in accordance to other characteristics of present invention, as illustrated in FIG. 10, the above pipe groove (60) forms a slop (61) by differentiating the height (h) of upper part and the length (k) of lower part, and through the above slop (61), it can be used efficiently for the slopped pipe path.

The above slop (61) is formed to lean at a certain angle to the side-wall of above pipe groove (60). The slope, as illustrated in FIG. 11, is formed to accommodate the pipe (30) that is sloped to a certain degree, thus it can be used efficiently for a variety of pipe path.

Also, in accordance to other characteristics of present invention, the above pipe groove (60) can accommodate a number of pipes.

It can construct a variety of pipes that is connected to such as water dwelling and electric box, filling-up toilet water tank, aircon box, etc together by passing a number of pipes to the above pipe groove (60) that it has an advantage of carrying out a number of pipe works in a small space.

Also, in the present invention, a brick for pipe laying that is comprised of a mason work step where a pipe brick (100) formed with pipe entrance (20) on one side and pipe wall (100A) formed with pipe groove(60) formed with multi-level on one side are located horizontally and vertically to form the path for the pipe (30) to go through the said pipe entrance and pipe groove (60), and laid together with standard bricks (80) of rectangular haxadron; a cutting step to form the incision part (50) to the size of filling-up box (90) so that it enables the installation of filling-up box (90) inside of pipe entrance (20) of said pipe brick (100); a fixing step that fixes the filling-up box (90) to the interior of pipe wall (100) through above precision part by filling up; a pipe connection step that installs pipe (30) to be induced to the pipe entrances (20) of pipe wall (100A) and pipe groove (60) of pipe wall (100A) and connects pipe (30) to above filling up box (90); a gap filling step that finishes the work by filling the empty space of incision part (50) where the pipe wall (100A) installed with pipe (30) and incision parts (50) of pipe wall (100A) which is installed with filling up box (90) with cement and mortar.

EFFECTS OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

As shown in the above, the brick for pipe laying and the construction using this in accordance to the present invention is conducting the pipe work after building the pipe brick to the right place where the pipe goes through to enable the mason work to be carried out by using the standard bricks, eliminates a series of drilling work thus, saves the labor cost and the construction time does not create dust during the construction work so it is more pleasant to carry out the work and prevents the occurrence of cracks on the wall owing to no vibration but also reduces the chances of making mistakes and the construction work is carried out more precisely following the specified drawings.

Especially when connecting the hot/cold water pipes to the pump dwelling it prevents from collapsing; it simplifies the construction progress dramatically; and it is also suitable for the pipe work that is constructed to water dwelling that is formed different heights each. On the whole, it is a very useful invention that provides an excellent construction environment.