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Old 06-21-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend a good company to do a dryer vent install through brick? The house I bought last year in Westbury never had one. The clothes line poles are still outside, lol.

I've looked up how to do it myself. I have the tools...but I'm a chick. I'm a little worried about drilling out a hole through the brick.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Get a handy neighbor to help. I'm sure you have one.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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Can anyone recommend a good company to do a dryer vent install through brick? The house I bought last year in Westbury never had one. The clothes line poles are still outside, lol.

I've looked up how to do it myself. I have the tools...but I'm a chick. I'm a little worried about drilling out a hole through the brick.
If you are going to route through the brick wall you should check out a Brick Mason first to see if one will also perform the full vent install through the interior as well. The hardest part is making it through the brick without major damage to brick around it. Then compare their prices to a General Contractor if you can find one willing to perform just a small job. It is very easy to damage the brick and mortar around the intended opening. A good Mason can open the wall, insert the vent through, then rebrick as needed and perform a near perfect mortar color match.

Some places to find Masons:

Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston | amchbuildingourfuture.org

Google "Brick Masonry" & "Houston"

Call your local City and see if they already have Brick Masons properly registered to work in your city and who they are.

Good luck and let us know who you find and how they worked out.
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