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swolfxx0 01-25-2012 10:51 AM

Covering a large hole in concrete block
 
I am a new homeowner. In the basement there is a crawlspace going through my basement wall about 4' off the ground and about a 4'x3' area. I was wondering how to close this off or minimize it to keep my cats out of the crawlspace?

TarheelTerp 01-25-2012 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by swolfxx0 (Post 834352)
I am a new homeowner. In the basement there is a crawlspace going through my basement wall about 4' off the ground and about a 4'x3' area. I was wondering how to close this off or minimize it to keep my cats out of the crawlspace?

half of a plywood sheet + hinges + latch = door

swolfxx0 01-25-2012 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by TarheelTerp

half of a plywood sheet + hinges + latch = door

What do I attach it to the concrete block with? Afraid of block breaking if I try to drill thru

Bad4you77 01-25-2012 11:27 AM

If it's just to keep your cats out and not damage your blocks, I would use some heavy plastic and some good duct tape.

TarheelTerp 01-25-2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by swolfxx0 (Post 834370)
What do I attach it to the concrete block with?
Tapcons...

Afraid of block breaking if I try to drill thru

Be not afraid. Ask Yoda:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIr1f...eature=related

ratherbefishing 01-25-2012 04:42 PM

Not much to add to TarheelTerp's suggestion. When you buy the Tapcons, get the kit that includes the drill bit. Easy.


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