Aug 29, 2010 3:18 pm
Hello. I bought an old weatherboard house with brick skirting around two sides (they do not support the house, just for looks). A pest report recommends increasing the amount of air flow under the house so I have removed three bricks along one side (there is already existing flow entry on the two non-brick sides of the house already).
I bought aluminium vents which go into the holes where the bricks were removed. Obviously the vents need to be secured, do I just use a brick cement mix or is there another product around that is more suited to fixing aluminium to brick surfaces?
Thanks in advance,
Re: Fixing aluminium vents in brick work2
Aug 29, 2010 9:57 pm
Hi greg & welcome to the forum,
I had a vent put in the side of my new solid brick house (to save the space for a future cat door ) & the bricky just fixed it in with mortar.
Hope that helps. I can get you a pic if you like?
Re: Fixing aluminium vents in brick work3
Aug 30, 2010 10:35 am
Hi, who do you actually call to have some vents installed (and others replaced) if you are not able to do the work yourself ?
Home maintenance person? Brickie? Would they scoff at such a small job?
Re: Fixing aluminium vents in brick work5
Aug 30, 2010 12:46 pm
I would "glue" the vents on with silastic. Not all the way around, just a few dabs to hold it in place. Later, if you want to replace the vent you can put a blade in a cut the silatic.
Demolition August 2009, Construction Started September 2009, Completed December 2010
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