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Old 05-28-2008, 12:47 AM   #1
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Running Piping Through a Brick Facade


If you had to route PVC piping outside of a house and your exterior was all brick (facade) with wood sheathing as the backing, would you go through the trouble of finding a masonry hole saw and cutting the nice hole, or would you just use masonry drill bits to drill a line of holes and then just chisel the piece out? I may have to run a 1.5" PVC pipe outside.

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Use the right tool for the job. Look at it this way...It is an excuse to buy a new tool.

I'd spring for the holesaw.

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I've had luck drilling a bunch of holes and cleaning up the hole with a hammer. Then caulking around the pipe to cover up any ragged edges. Sure you could buy a holesaw but I'd rather buy a tool I'll use more than once. My 2 cents.

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I would get a drycore bit. Drilling a bunch of holes right next to each other is a nightmare. It keeps on wanting to go back into the other hole.You could probably even rent a drycore bit and chuck it in your own hammerdrill if you have one and have it done in less than a minute.
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