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cheeky 02-13-2008 09:12 AM

brick in basement window
 
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Hi there everybody!

I've spent some time getting tips through other people's posts and now it's time for me to ask a question of my own.

I bought my first house this past Aug. I've got a permit to renovate the basement into an apartment. The biggest part of the job is the kitchen.

I need to brick in a window in this room. This is the first winter for me here, and I've discovered that there is a problem with ice collection on part of the roof. When it thaws, it drains right into this basement window because it has a little inverted sill about two inches deep to collect the water. I have another big window in the room, and the fact that a range hood has to be mounted in front of this leaking window, suggests to me that the best thing to do would be to brick it in. I've posted some pics.

Should I try to brick it in with concrete blocks? I understand that it needs to be above freezing for the mortar to set. If there happened to be a day that was warm enough, there would still be the torrents of water from the ice melting.

Should I try anyways? or is there something I can do temporarily until spring and then brick it in from the outside and still be able to finish the inside of the kitchen now.

It's going to hold up everything. I can't move-on until I have the final plumbing and electrical inspection with the insulation and vapour barrier up.

Any advice would be sooo great!!!
Thanks
Cheeky


cheeky 02-13-2008 09:12 AM

brick in basement window
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hi there everybody!

I've spent some time getting tips through other people's posts and now it's time for me to ask a question of my own.

I bought my first house this past Aug. I've got a permit to renovate the basement into an apartment. The biggest part of the job is the kitchen.

I need to brick in a window in this room. This is the first winter for me here, and I've discovered that there is a problem with ice collection on part of the roof. When it thaws, it drains right into this basement window because it has a little inverted sill about two inches deep to collect the water. I have another big window in the room, and the fact that a range hood has to be mounted in front of this leaking window, suggests to me that the best thing to do would be to brick it in. I've posted some pics.

Should I try to brick it in with concrete blocks? I understand that it needs to be above freezing for the mortar to set. If there happened to be a day that was warm enough, there would still be the torrents of water from the ice melting.

Should I try anyways? or is there something I can do temporarily until spring and then brick it in from the outside and still be able to finish the inside of the kitchen now.

It's going to hold up everything. I can't move-on until I have the final plumbing and electrical inspection with the insulation and vapour barrier up.

Any advice would be sooo great!!!
Thanks
Cheeky


cheeky 02-13-2008 09:12 AM

brick in basement window
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hi there everybody!

I've spent some time getting tips through other people's posts and now it's time for me to ask a question of my own.

I bought my first house this past Aug. I've got a permit to renovate the basement into an apartment. The biggest part of the job is the kitchen.

I need to brick in a window in this room. This is the first winter for me here, and I've discovered that there is a problem with ice collection on part of the roof. When it thaws, it drains right into this basement window because it has a little inverted sill about two inches deep to collect the water. I have another big window in the room, and the fact that a range hood has to be mounted in front of this leaking window, suggests to me that the best thing to do would be to brick it in. I've posted some pics.

Should I try to brick it in with concrete blocks? I understand that it needs to be above freezing for the mortar to set. If there happened to be a day that was warm enough, there would still be the torrents of water from the ice melting.

Should I try anyways? or is there something I can do temporarily until spring and then brick it in from the outside and still be able to finish the inside of the kitchen now.

It's going to hold up everything. I can't move-on until I have the final plumbing and electrical inspection with the insulation and vapour barrier up.

Any advice would be sooo great!!!
Thanks
Cheeky



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