Ideal location for 14"x12" hole in basement wall

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  1. North Jersey

    North Jersey New Member

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    I'm trying to determine the ideal location for a Takagi direct vent wall terminator. The rectangular hole will need to be about 13-3/4"x12" in the 6' wall constructed of 8" block. I'm wondering where I should locate the hole for greatest structural integrity. Where should the hole be relative to the grout joints? Will I need to reinforce the hole somehow?
  2. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Provided you have no point load above the hole, it shouldn't matter much where it is.
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