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dmariothomas 02-19-2012 08:49 PM

help cutting window hole in cider block wall
 
I need some information on how to cut a 5'x3' hole into a supporting cinder block wall. Do I need to support the wall, or can u just cut and then put wood on the perimeter of the opening. Im going to put plexigrlass in the opening.

nealtw 02-19-2012 09:36 PM

No don't just cut a hole. Do floor joist land on top of this wall.

dmariothomas 02-19-2012 10:40 PM

The wall is cinder block and the ceiling above it is steel and concrete floor. the part of the wall im doing is on the first floor of a two floor building. I think the wall is a supporting wall, because it is the only wall for like a fourty foot span.

nealtw 02-19-2012 10:55 PM

I think you need an engineer to look this over. Then you will know if you can do it or maybe you might need a pro to do the work.


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