Cutting vent hole in brick

Old 09-19-01, 01:35 PM
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My home has a brick front. I'd like to cut a hole for the dryer vent through the brick. Preferably a neat, tight fitting hole! How is this done?
Old 09-19-01, 05:07 PM
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Hole in brick.

A neat tight fitting hole would be made by a concrete core bit. A plumbing firm would be the one most likely to be able to do this for you.
To do it yourself you could draw a circle and then drill a series of small holes, about 3/16 inch diameter, spaced closely together around the inside edge of the circle. You would use a masonary bit in a regular drill. Drill all the way through the brick. After drilling the perimeter, drill many holes into the center of the circle and then use a chisel to remove the center and clean up the edges. If the wall behind the brick is wood, you would use a hole saw to go the rest of the way. If it is solid concrete behind the brick, then you have a difficult job ahead to cut through this. You would need a hammer drill and a bit long enough to go all the way through, and use the same method as the brick. If concrete, the core drill is the way to go.

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