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Old 10-08-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Tips on installing pancake box in brick


I want to install 2 porch lights on the outside of my house. I already installed 1 light, but to make the hole in brick for the pancake box wasn't easy. I made some pilots holes around the outline of the box on the brick, and i chiseled the rest until i made the pancake box recessed in the brick. Took me about 2 hours to make that hole.

My question is. Is their a faster way to make that hole in the brick?

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Tips on installing pancake box in brick


I would cut in a regular masonry box. It is almost the size of a brick. Cut the brick to length and then chisel out between the mortar joints. You remove the full depth of the brick. Much easier than chipping out the 1/2" for the pancake.

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thanks for your response, i cant believe i didnt think of that before. Now its alot faster now.
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