Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-13-2012, 07:10 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sarasota,Florida
Posts: 1,562
Rewards Points: 1,022
Default

What is the Best Way to Cut a Concrete Block Wall?


[quote=BeachBum2;987830]I guess you could call them lintels, although they are not solid filled blocks.

The 5' ones are above the windows.
The 3' one is above a door.
Each is one block deep.[/quote

Are they precast or poured in place?

Canarywood1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 07:19 PM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 17
Rewards Points: 10
Default

What is the Best Way to Cut a Concrete Block Wall?


They were poured in place (cinder blocks. I drilled a number of holes in them and never hit what would feel like poured concrete, so I'm not sure if they are even poured at all. The place was built in 1964, before all the earthquake codes.
BeachBum2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sarasota,Florida
Posts: 1,562
Rewards Points: 1,022
Default

What is the Best Way to Cut a Concrete Block Wall?


Quote:
Originally Posted by BeachBum2 View Post
They were poured in place (cinder blocks. I drilled a number of holes in them and never hit what would feel like poured concrete, so I'm not sure if they are even poured at all. The place was built in 1964, before all the earthquake codes.

I don't think we're on the same page here,you would be able to tell a poured in place lintel,as opposed to a precast one and you say they are cmu's,at any rate be very careful when you start cutting,and have a planned escape route in mind. Good luck.
Canarywood1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ontario canada
Posts: 677
Rewards Points: 500
Default

What is the Best Way to Cut a Concrete Block Wall?


when you use the chainsaw and hooked it up to the garden hose wear a rain suit, let the saw do the cutting and dont jam the chain, they are pricey.
princelake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 10:11 PM   #20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 26
Rewards Points: 25
Default

What is the Best Way to Cut a Concrete Block Wall?


Just a little suggestion to get you mental prepared. If you rent that and have a run at that wall, as I mentioned before, that saw is a wild beast to tame. Once that blade gets moving it can be compared to a gyroscope. It will spin true and steady. If you turn the saw while the blade is spinning the saw will want to twist on you. If you turn a little during a cut look out for a kickback. I would suggest going at it tapping on the trigger as you cut until you get comfortable. Just take your time. Those videos are mostly experienced users and they make it look easy. Those saws are heavy and cumbersome but in this case the right tool for the job.

bassheadjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing a garage door with Concrete block wall Domenick Building & Construction 5 06-12-2012 10:19 AM
attaching poly board on concrete block wall acuts1 Insulation 7 04-29-2012 10:47 AM
new concrete block wall Ken Mc Painting 1 11-17-2011 09:06 PM
Bathroom Remodel - Resurfacing Plaster over Concrete Block itcanadian Remodeling 2 05-30-2011 10:10 AM
Marrying a sloping stone wall to a cinder block wall. mrdol Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 11-09-2007 04:08 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.