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Install exterior door in brick wall?

Posted by jmcl (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 9, 08 at 10:44

How do I go about cutting the brick to install an exterior door? I want to utilize some of my master closet which is 7x17 to provide a small half bath (2.5 x 7) for our pool area. My house is a one story with a brick exterior. I believe the outside wall is approximately 9 feet tall. I am very comfortable with all the plumbing and framing, however cutting and installing an exterior door goes a little above my expertise. Any help would be very much appreciated. If I decide to hire a contractor how much should I expect it to cost?

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RE: Install exterior door in brick wall?

I would hire a reputable masonry pro because outside of the saw cutting, a steel lintel will have to be let in at the top or header of the door and typically is not a diy project. Make sure the masons you get estimates for provide and have experience with saw cutting. Most do. As far as costs, no guess here. Get several estimates and check references as well as their work.

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