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ITParalegal 06-01-2007 10:41 AM

Thinking of adding a new door
 
My kitchen has a std 35x50 window on one wall. Since I only have a side door and no rear door I was thinking of using this window as a starting point for adding a door.
The house is brick
There are two electrical outlets on that wall that I never use anyways, and since I am re-wiring (my wires are aluminum), I will delete that wiring.

Any suggestions on getting started cutting through brick for this project?
I will be examining the wall for support and a nice sized header

CraigFL 06-01-2007 10:56 AM

You just rent one of those big concrete saws, set it to the depth of the brick and have at it...

glennjanie 06-01-2007 11:16 AM

Hello ITParalegal:
You are in a good position there, you should have a header and lintel for the brick already and at the proper height for a door. You only need to cut downward on each side, maintaining the same opening size. The opening should accomodate a 30" door then, with room to spare.
A diamond blade saw with water injection (to keep down dust) should do the trick for you.
Glenn

Square Eye 06-01-2007 06:51 PM

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Have someone stand by with a hose and sprayer if you need to to keep the dust to a minimum.

Mark your cuts with a crayon because you will lose a chalk line either to the dust or the water.

AndyD5 09-05-2007 06:55 PM

we cut out a window for a room addition entry in our city we weren't allowed to erase the electrical outlets you might want to check on that wwe left them there but had to run a new wire between them over the header


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