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Old 11-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #1
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Installing brick/stone house number


To install the brick/stone house number on brick wall above the garage door.
If i cut out the bricks enough to install this brick house number, would it affect the integrity/strength of the brick wall?
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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Are you carving these into the side of the house?
How deep?
Why can't you mount them on the surface?
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Ron,

The house number will be carv into the flat surface cement block which have the same thickness as the brick, normally the brick layer will put it in when laying the brick wall,
If install after the wall is up, the bricks have to remove to make room for this cement block, plan to drill the bricks with the hammer drill then chisel then out, afraid to affect the adjacent bricks.
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Ron,

The house number will be carv into the flat surface cement block which have the same thickness as the brick, normally the brick layer will put it in when laying the brick wall,
If install after the wall is up, the bricks have to remove to make room for this cement block, plan to drill the bricks with the hammer drill then chisel then out, afraid to affect the adjacent bricks.
You want to use a grinder, not a hammer drill. Grinders will not cause vibrational trauma to the surrounding masonary.
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Your description is a little confusing.

What is the basic wall construction? - full brick veneer over wood frame or concrete block or solid brick?

Brick is normally a veneer that has no structural value.

Is this new or existing construction?

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Hi Dick,
It is a brick veneer over an I beam above the garage door opening.
The house is 6 months old
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ronnie is 1 of the few knowing the difference between masonary & masonry well done, hiram ! ! !

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