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Old 10-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Hi, I replaced my old boiler and water heater tank with a new combi boiler, so right now I have a big hole on my basement wall. This hole was for the boiler and tank vent and this vent is on the chimney. I would like to know what is the easy way to repair this concrete wall. I was thinking to fill it first with one of those filling foams and then I will put some concrete on top of that. I was wonder if this is ok since the hole is on the chimney vent. Thanks

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I attached a picture. I put the window on the picture for size reference.
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Maybe after I use the foam I can stick couple of metal sticks so the concrete have something to hold.
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I'd fill with brick or block using mortar and skim/stucco over it all after filled, might have to let brick/block dry some before skimming
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When you say dry, what do you mean?
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When you say dry, what do you mean?
let the mortar dry/set up in the filler some before skimming over it with more mortar.
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I moved an 8" round duct that went from our basement into the crawl space to a different spot and the old hole was patched just as you're thinking. I filled the void with the triple expanding foam and left it to cure. Then a put a dozen or so long drywall screws in the foam and mortared it over. Its been 20 years ago and it still looks great.
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Try what the PoleCat has done 20 years ago and might be it repair the hole of wall in better way.
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I already fill the hole with bricks and mortar. It look good. Thanks for all the replies
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Final result. Is not beautiful, but this wall is going to be frame and Sheetrock.
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Final result. Is not beautiful, but this wall is going to be frame and Sheetrock.
Thanks for posting. It's nice to see someone take the time to share a picture of the end result. It's a bit more gratifying to those who took the time to answer questions.
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I always try to do. Thanks again

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