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Old 12-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Wired a screen porch the other day and needed to recess some switch boxes in brick. The GC wouldn't cut the brick so I tackled it myself with a 4" anglegrinder, M12 sds drill, cold chisel and drilling hammer.

I think they turned out pretty well if I say so myself









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Looks good. I like tackling stuff like that now and then. When it works its rewarding. When it goes bad it's a life lesson.
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does anyone know if these covers will work with the boxes I installed?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003A4A3NW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I would really hate to buy these at twice the price.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AEVUEZG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A33H4V0U6OUTSY
Im pretty sure the ho will be removing these and installing standard covers after Im gone.
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Wait until the first one you butch up, you'll learn how to mortar new bricks into place, too.
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This is the most truth I have ever heard on this site. Very, very true.
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Wait until the first one you butch up, you'll learn how to mortar new bricks into place, too.
I had 2 - 3 gang boxes to cut in on this job for light switches and 1 single gang box for a receptacle.

Only took me about an hour.

Was nervous when I started because I was told that they can't find brick to match so had I messed up.......................
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I had 2 - 3 gang boxes to cut in on this job for light switches and 1 single gang box for a receptacle.

Only took me about an hour.

Was nervous when I started because I was told that they can't find brick to match so had I messed up.......................
The saving grace was that the bricks appear to have been fully mortared, so they had plenty of support when you drilled and cut. I've had some that had massive gaps in the mortar, and as soon as you touch the brick it dislodges. Even that isn't a disaster as you can re-morter, but sometimes the same problem will cause the brick to split where you don't want.

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