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elizabethodom

12:44PM | 07/11/03
Member Since: 07/10/03
1 lifetime posts
if your house is brick, will the wall behind the psnels (white walls) be brick. I would like to remove the white walls to expose brick on some of my walls in the house

BigHeadBobby

05:31PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/01/04
14 lifetime posts
ahh some brick houses have only a non-structural layer. ahh maybe you should think about tearing into walls without understanding construction!

Piffin

03:54PM | 03/21/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
Bobby might have a big head, but he is probably right. Most modern homes with brick are only brick veneered, meaning that the structure that holds the roof up is the wood framing that the drywall is nailed to and that contains your insulation.

Now if this is a two humdred year old city house that was thick brick walls to start with, you could possibly expose brick and not have the building fall down, but you would have cold and rain leaking in through the wall.

It is a rare structure that can be changed around indiscriminately from the original design.

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