DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Windows and Doors > Installing New Window in Brick Wall




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-18-2008, 12:31 PM  
SPISurfer
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 76
Default 3rd window cut

We framed up the opening for the 3rd window and removed the brick. We used a angle grinder with a masonary blade instead of the skill saw. Cost wise we should have stuck with the skill saw. Next week weekend we need to get the window installed. Remember this is the big $10 sliding glass door window framed up horizontally. We are pleased with the light coming in.



007.jpg   008.jpg  
__________________
SPISurfer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 12:47 PM  
SPISurfer
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 76
Default Cut out from Brick

I forgot to include the outside picture which shows the brick cut out. We still are not sure about laying a brick window sill. We didn't have a sill for the picture window above the refrig. This window will be a picture window too. We are thinking of just mirroring the same clean lines. However this window is right next to our verticle hung window which does have have sill. What do you think?



011.jpg   009.jpg  
__________________
SPISurfer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2008, 05:03 PM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,072
Liked 122 Times on 102 Posts
Likes Given: 298

Default Good

Match what the other window is like, the overhang will protect it from any heavy water. Only when you clean with the hose or power washing will you need to be aware of the area and collecting any water..
Good luck.

__________________

Just My
Made in the

inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-25-2008, 02:42 PM  
SPISurfer
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 76
Default 2nd window up

Ok so it took several weeks for us to get the second window in the brick up. We are pleased with the $10 sliding glass door used as our new horizontal picture window. We had to cut off part of the metal trim on the sliding door for a flush installation. We also figured out why it was only $10 -- the inner gasket/seal was installed in a wavy mess.

There were many other issues, but we are pleased with the results. We still have some trim boards to install. There is one problem that we have put off. We didn't cut the brick straight. When we placed the outside trim peices, I think it will look weird. I was the only one who noticed the 1/4-1/2" difference, so we are letting it go for now. We are sick of dust - brick dust, joint compound dust, tile removal dust.... so the 1/2" slanted brick will remain until next year's list of home improvements.

Unfortunately we are still having issues with our flat roof. Hopefully it's not a job we have to take on ourselves, but we might.

Cutting the brick and installing the windows will problably be the most significant change that we will appreciate on a daily basis. We can't believe we are doing this. We thank everyone on this site!

001.jpg   003.jpg   005.jpg  
__________________
SPISurfer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Exposed brick wall in shower Smeckers Flooring 6 10-15-2014 09:28 PM
Installing new window into existing wall, exterior question... Dr_Jim Windows and Doors 11 08-11-2009 07:50 PM
Installing a woodburner: Stovepipe through double brick wall crapbathroom Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 1 12-31-2008 10:12 PM
Single Skin Brick Exterior Wall Leaks Heavy Rains WVU*1975 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 0 12-16-2008 11:50 AM
brick in basement window cheeky Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 7 03-10-2008 12:29 PM