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  1. #1
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    Default Going From Door to Window is a Pane

    Sorry about that!

    I just wanted to show our process for successfully bricking up an old door and installing a new stone sill to convert the door to a window.

    We're not above begging for acknowledgment.

    Check it out if you're interested in how we did it. Feel free to ask questions here or there.

    http://www.rehabordie.com

    And if anyone has an atta-boy for us, we'll take it!
    LOL!
    Our DIY Rehab Manual at Hidden Content

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    Default Re: Going From Door to Window is a Pane

    Atta boy! I've got the same situation, but I don't have the guts to tackle it. Maybe after another six pack....

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    Default Re: Going From Door to Window is a Pane

    That's funny. We were fearful too, and our "go-to" handy guy told us to have a couple beers and go to it.

    I saw his bricked up door. I do NOT recommend the beer.

    We just got into it. It wasn't too bad.

    The trick, I think, is to dry fit each course first, use a line and a short level for each course. If it looks too far off, don't be afraid to yank the course up. The whole thing was about 6 hours worth of work and should have been less.

    Tools needed:

    Brick hammer
    Chisel
    trowel
    2' level
    twine
    line level
    duct tape (for the twine)

    If you need to cut out a sill, I strongly recommend a grinder.

    Try to duplicate what's already in the house. That seems to work well and give you confidence. If it held up for 100 years, it's probably OK, right?

    Mark
    Our DIY Rehab Manual at Hidden Content

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    Cool Re: Going From Door to Window is a Pane

    Real Nice.

    You're come a long way. Have a cold one on me.

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    Default Re: Going From Door to Window is a Pane

    Thanks, BW.
    Our DIY Rehab Manual at Hidden Content

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