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May
15
comment How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
Thanks, all. I decided to use a rectangular exhaust vent. About 3x10". Hopefully that will make it easier to make a hole with similar dimensions by removing bricks.
May
15
accepted How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
May
14
revised How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
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May
14
comment How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
Do you know whether 6" masonry hole saw bits are generally available at local stores? I'm having trouble finding one. Thanks.
May
14
comment How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
It doesn't look like HD and Lowes carry masonry hole saws. I'm in a city so there may be some specialty tool stores but I don't really know what to search for. What kind of tool stores might have larger hole saws (e.g. lumber, plumbing, electrical, etc)? Thanks, Shirlock.
May
14
comment How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
Thanks, Ian. How far from the corner do you think the hole needs to be?
May
14
asked How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
Apr
12
comment Why should I not use standard “house” bricks for a patio?
Yea, we're happy. One other relevant thing to point out is that our patio is really a patio plus parking pad. In other words, we park our car on the same bricks and they still hold up.
Apr
11
comment Why should I not use standard “house” bricks for a patio?
Also old bricks were about half the price of new bricks from Home Depot.
Apr
11
answered Why should I not use standard “house” bricks for a patio?
Feb
3
answered How do you insulate your pipes to protect against freezing?
Feb
3
accepted How do you bend a sheet a drywall into a curve?
Jan
31
accepted Rip old door in half?
Jan
30
comment Rip old door in half?
Thanks. Wouldn't the drilling be through the depth of the door (1.5" or so) not through the height (80")? Would a plunge router work in place of a drill to make the dowel holes?
Jan
30
accepted How do you choose when to use oil vs latex paint?
Jan
30
asked How do you bend a sheet a drywall into a curve?
Jan
30
comment How do you choose when to use oil vs latex paint?
I was mostly curious to hear if there were any advantages to oil at all. The discussion came up over the durability of oil vs latex on wood trim. One person argued oil was more durable for this application, in their experience. Another argued in his experience that was no longer true.
Jan
30
comment Rip old door in half?
Done. Please see above.
Jan
30
revised Rip old door in half?
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Jan
29
asked How do you choose when to use oil vs latex paint?