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Cutting out brick wall

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05-09-02, 02:06 PM   #1  
Cutting out brick wall

Any ideas on cutting out section of a brick wall would be appreciated. It used to be an exterior wall before addition added, and now it is an interior wall. I want to cut out a roughly 2.5 x 4 foot section between addition and kitchen, but I'm not sure how to proceed, what tools to use, etc.

Many thanks for any suggestions, ideas, etc.!

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05-12-02, 05:38 AM   #2  
Man, you're talking about a really dusty, dirty job for a finished interior space.
You can rent a heavy duty masonry cutter or get a masonry blade for a circular saw, put down a good drop cloth or cover everything with plastic, hang plastic all around you, wear eye protection and a good dust mask and saw away.
Line up the cuts with mortar as much as you can. It's much easier to cut than brick.
You might have someone help you with a shop vac on near the cut while you're sawing the brick out.
Use a hammer and chisel to clean up the edges, then box it out with wood framing.
Good Luck!

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