Replacing door on brick wall. Missing lintel! Advice?
Hi, I am replacing the an intererior door between house and breeezeway/garage with 30" firedoor. Breezeway side or wall is brick. Rough opeinging of brick is 33 1/2" W. After removing moulding around existing crappy door, I found no lintel in brick. It's been like this for 35+ years with no problems, bricks are in place and look solid but its time to fix all the mistakes and do it right.
Any tips on adding a lintel while doing minimal brick work??
Since the bricks and mortar look to be in good shape with no cracks, the easiest thing seems to be a flat bar across the span extending past the sides. This way I would just need to remove some motar. Is there such a thing as a flat bar lintel?
Last edited by wad2k; 04-25-2010 at 06:05 PM.
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