brick screws

Old 11-26-06, 08:50 AM
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What size pilot hole do I need to screw a concrete 3/16 Tapcon into brick? should it be the same as the screw size? Tapcon does not have a email to answer questions....Thanks,,,,,Eddie
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There is no single answer because of the wide range of brick (soft, hard, brittle, strong, weak). That is the reason the preferred method of attachement to masonry is in the mortar joint, which is usually much more predictable.

If you feel you have to go into the brick with a Tapcon, pick a hidden location and try to find a size that lets you cur threads rather than wedge in a split the brick.

An alternate could be another type of anchor (plastic, lead, etc.)

Old 11-26-06, 10:51 AM
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The answer is:

Tapcon brand concrete screws are ideal for fastening to concrete, brick or block base material. Tapcons are available in standard Stalgard coating or as stainless steel concrete screws. Tapcon concrete screws come in two head styles, hex washer, and flat phillips.and two diameters 3/16 and 1/4". The 3/16 tapcon uses a 5/32 bit and the 1/4 tapcon uses a 3/16 bit.

This is from their site.


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