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    hojo04
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    I have a concern about adding a electrical outlet on the front of my house. The electrician said he can go through the bricks (small red bricks). My concern is will cutting/knocking out a hole weaken the brinks around it? Also what would you use to seal around the outlet once it’s installed so you don’t get a draft inside or have heat escape out or get bugs/insects or maybe mice coming in? I wondering if it would be better have a outlet install on the over hang instead of on the front in the brick area.

    Thanks

    #625923
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    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    If the hole is cut to the proper size and sales (sparky should handle all of that), you’ll be fine.

    The wall will still be structurally sound as well.

    Jon P.
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    #625926
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    hojo04
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    Alright. Thanks. I appreciate the input.

    #625927
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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    drill without hammer operation on the drill and use expanding foam to seal behind and around the box.

    I would drill a series of small holes to outline the box then use an omt to cut between with a blade such as the Bosch OSL114CG

    #625944
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    Seven-Delta-FortyOne
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    The Emerald Triangle, Northern California

    The brick is more than likely a cladding, meaning there is a standard stud wall with plywood sheathing behind it. Shouldn’t have an insect problem.

    I’d seal it with 100% silicone, personally, but that certainly is not the only suitable product.

    Delta

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    #626047
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    hojo04
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    Thanks for the advise Kurt and seven delta.

    #626132

    It’s pretty standard to drill throw brick for power outlets . Sds-max drill bit will have no problems . You can you foam to seal the hole up . They even have big ones now to keep them away if it’s under a overhang no need for silicone .

    drill without hammer operation on the drill and use expanding foam to seal behind and around the box.

    I would drill a series of small holes to outline the box then use an omt to cut between with a blade such as the Bosch OSL114CG

    I never new that had blades like this . Seems it would be a bit slow going .

    Always willing to learn .

    #626145
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    hojo04
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    I will have to see what the electrician will say and do. Only reason I want a outlet on the front is if I need power for something I can use a extension chord plus using for the Holidays like Halloween and Christmas.

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    I think, so you should consult with a professional concrete/brick contractors because they are the one who can give you proper advice. My neighbor was also dealing with this same situation so they had consulted ___ contractors, who had provided them with the best advice.

    #628762
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    hojo04
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    OK. Thanks for the reply Duane.

    #628779
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    RyanF
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    OK. Thanks for the reply Duane.

    😕

    #628814
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    Sprokitz
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    Easton, Pa

    Put this one in at my house 30 yrs ago. 1/4″ carbide drill bit, Drill ( without hammer like Kurt said) hammer and chisel is all I used.

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    jponto07
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    I think, so you should consult with a professional concrete/brick contractors because they are the one who can give you proper advice. My neighbor was also dealing with this same situation so they had consulted with ___contractors, who had provided them with the best advice.

    @duanephillips, I removed the link in your post. We do not allow advertising on BTP.

    Jon P.
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