cutting 1 + 1/2 inch chase in brick wall

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im trying to cut a chase in a wall to bury a 1 1/2 inch waste pipe which will be used to run various video cables in my house. iv been having a go at it today using a hammer and bolster but i think the repeat impact of this is to much for the bricks as its an old house (late 1800's/early 1900's)

iv cut out for the back box and iv cut out of one brick above. this is enough to make me see i need to use a cutting tool. i didnt mind doing the work by hand which is why i didnt us e apower tool in the 1st place, but like i say the wall aint going to take the impact.

any ideas what to use? il try and attach some pics.
 
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Think you may run into depth problems re BR 1.1 Structure limitations.

Vertical chases
- not deeper than 33% of wall thickness
- or 33% of one leaf thickness if cavity wall
- thus limited to 30mm for 4" brick

Horizontal chases
- not deeper than 16.6% of wall/leaf thickness
- thus limited to 16mm for 4" brick

Can you not use flat trunking giving you width?
You can even get it 100mm wide, 25mm deep.

Alternatively, can you not dry-line so avoid chasing?
 
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Only thing that will cut neatly through that is a diamond blade on the old grinder. Bl00dy dusty though. Cough Cough
 
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thanks for the replys. im gonna hire a diamond blade with a cutter after a chat with the guy in the tool hire shop.

As far as i can tell, the bricks are pretty thick. I havent measured them though, however im sure they are thick enough to take the vertical chase. that pvs trunking look ok, but i thought you used metal trnking in a wall. did you mean to fix to the wall instead of embedding? i deffo want to embed it.

the pipe seems like an ideal solution given the amount of cable I want to drop down (scart, hmdi x2, rca, vga)!
 
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Just before you diamond blade your way through the wall I would check the thickness of the wall - you are planning to cut through 50% of the thickness of a brick - you might end up with a very tidy bit a cabling but you might also significantly weaken the structure of the wall.
 
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