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Old 05-01-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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One of my customers I work for has asked me to also install a permanent dog door in her home. It won't be through a door but through the actual brick wall. Anything special I need to know here? Not done one through brick before. Also any tips on good brick cutting blades? Preferably something that would fit a tool I already have if possible.
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I'd want a demo saw to get the straightest cut I could.Or maybe a circular saw with diamond blade but your limited by depth.9" angle grinder would work but I don't know what you have.The cleaner you can cut it ,the easier it will be to frame and seal.

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I'd want a demo saw to get the straightest cut I could.Or maybe a circular saw with diamond blade but your limited by depth.9" angle grinder would work but I don't know what you have.The cleaner you can cut it ,the easier it will be to frame and seal.

I have both of those. I'm pretty well equipped with tools. But concrete and brick isn't something I do enough to have anything specialty there.
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I would use demo saw and cut the opening oversized so I could frame and flash it for a nice look..Would make the install go smoother and easier to remove and refinish if they sold the place or ever wanted to change it back.Sure never done it in brick .Just MHAO.That way you have a wood frame to attach the door to in place of trying to anchor it to whatever is there.Also would give you something to attach some trim to easily.

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In the brick? where's my kooky face.
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In the brick? where's my kooky face.
Yea.That is an odd request and I think they would change their mind quickly after getting my quote for that.Some people just don't get it.They think,you cut a hole and nail in a doggie door.What's the problem?
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I agree on the quote. I'm still working up my idea on that. It's going to surprise her I bet. Not quite the piece of cake she's thinking
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It never is!!!
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I agree on the quote. I'm still working up my idea on that. It's going to surprise her I bet. Not quite the piece of cake she's thinking

Isn't it the worst working on an oddball quote that you're sure they won't accept? You can just feel the wasted minutes ticking by.
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Isn't it the worst working on an oddball quote that you're sure they won't accept? You can just feel the wasted minutes ticking by.

Isn't that the truth. 😐
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I know masonry is strong. I'm curious what the masons here will say about if a lintel is needed even for this small an opening. I have no idea and am just asking.

How wide does the door need to be? Is it a Great Dane or an ankle biter?
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How wide does the door need to be? Is it a Great Dane or an ankle biter?

I'll find that out when I go look at where she's wanting it. I bet it will be not over 14" wide according to her description. Even so it probably will need good brick support installed
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I'm going to move this to the masonry section so maybe one of the brickies will pick it up tonight and give you some pointers and rules. Otherwise the ones who really know might miss this thread.
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14" I wouldn't worry about an angle, 18" I would. A wood buck is likely more than strong enough but I don't care for likely except at my house. An angle would be overkill but it's cheap and it could easily be mounted in the front and flashed to look Ok...not great but ok
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Would need to make sure the gap between the house and bricks is water tight. Other than that cut away, no biggie. If it were me I would want to vac the dust as I cut it. a 7" blade on a 4" angle grinder can get nice deep cuts without a big machine in the way should you want to stick a shop vac in there to suck up the dust.
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You'd be surprised what people will pay for pet stuff. We have seen several homes with pet showers, and recently installed an automatic doggie door that cost over a grand just for the door.
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Let me guess? Dog but no kids. Had a client who was always talking about his girls. The conversstions never made any sense to me until he finally brought them around, his 2 golden retrievers. He had his whole basement designed for the dogs.
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I have one through a wood framed wall and stucco on the exterior Renovation customer wants permanent dog door in brick.-imageuploadedbytapatalk1430594558.878566.jpgRenovation customer wants permanent dog door in brick.-imageuploadedbytapatalk1430594579.845072.jpg. Ohh yeah no kids either I really should get around to trimming out the exterior

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You'd be surprised what people will pay for pet stuff. We have seen several homes with pet showers, and recently installed an automatic doggie door that cost over a grand just for the door.
I was at a supplier this morning and a guy was telling his friend that he's annoyed that his wife's $5MM dog policy won't pay for $10K cataract surgery. I figured it was all exaggeration, but I don't know - do people insure dogs for $5MM? Do dogs get $10K cataract surgery?

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