Shudders into brick

Old 12-31-09, 10:13 AM
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Shudders into brick

The plastic fasteners which hold my shudders onto the brick are broken, so I am trying to screw the shudders back on to the house. I have concrete screws, but wondered if anyone could tell me what kind of adhesive I may need. This area of the house is exposed to lots of wind, so I'd really like to have both a screw and glue to strengthen the hold. Thanks.
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For strength, use a hammer drill to drill into the bricks, not the mortar, and then tap lead anchors into the holes. Finish with a lag screw. The shutters should withstand any weather mother nature can throw at them.
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Rather than using concrete screws, go to big orange and over the section where the drawers of specialty bolts is, you will find a large headed 3/16" or 1/4" screw about 3" long with an aggressive thread. I use these with nylon inserts in the wall. You can use an epoxy on the insert if you like, but they work really great, and you can paint the large head to match the shutters.

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