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Old 02-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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I just joined the forum.My name is Don ,I am a licensed carpenter and I live in Chatham ,Ontario,Canada,which is about 60 miles east of Detroit ,Michigan.I am married to a wonderful lady,but we have no children.I like to do woodworking ,mostly build furniture for our house and family.
Today I would like to seek the forums advice on the easiest way to mark and cut an opening for a window in a brick wall.I live in a raised ranch house so behind the brick is a framed wall.I have the window size marked on the drywall and I've checked for obstructions (wires ,pipes etc) Now I would like to transfer the size outside to remove the brick.What is the easiest method to do this?
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hello Don = Welcome to the site.

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Welcome Juan... If you are working from inside out, you could remove the interior wall etc, then drill through the brick to give yourself reference points on the outside to then cut the brick.
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Hi guys, Im a newbie. Nice to join this forum.

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Welcome Isabella,
I am new to the forum as well ,I joined yesterday
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:36 AM   #6
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Hi Juan: welcome to dIY
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Thanks basil 53 I appreciate the welcome
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #8
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Welcome---Drill through a mortar line all the way into the house---that will give you a reference mark

As a carpenter--you will find it easier to shift your framing a bit in order to get the best placement for the brick cuts.

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #9
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Hi Mike,
I had thought of that ,but I guess I forgot to mention my electrical panel is in the next room on the same wall,I think there are wires going to other areas of the house ran in that wall.Also being a bathroom ,I am not sure where there are pipes if any .That is why I would like to take the cautious approach and open the ,drywall from the inside to see what I am dealing with.Thanks for your feedback though .
I look forward to hearing from you again
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