How to fill a hole in brick for Tapcon screw??

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Old 03-25-12, 09:24 PM
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How to fill a hole in brick for Tapcon screw??

I drilled a hole to install a light fixture the thing is I was on an angle when I drilled the hole and now the the Tapcon screw is kind of lose in the drilled hole. Is there a way to foll the hole with some compound and re-drill a new hole? I have no options to move the fixture or to make new holes
 
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Old 03-26-12, 04:19 AM
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You may can insert a dowel, break it off and rethread the Tapcon into the hole. Aside from that you can buy injectable epoxy foundation bolt compound, but it would be expensive for one small hole.
 
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Old 03-26-12, 06:51 AM
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The epoxy is a good idea... they sell the little kits of 2 part epoxy for under $5 at the hardware store. Otherwise you could drill the hole deeper and use a screw that's 1/2" longer. Or go up to the next sized larger tapcon, 1/4" diameter instead of 3/16. The small ones like to spin. In either case, you don't usually want to crank down on them too much, its not like tightening a bolt in steel.
 
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For the epoxy I inject it in the hole wait for it to dry than screw the tapcon or I have to make a pilot hole first?
 
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Old 03-26-12, 02:53 PM
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You should be able to inject the epoxy into your current hole, and then insert the screw into it while it's still wet. Once the epoxy sets, the screw should be solidly fixed.
 
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Old 03-26-12, 03:18 PM
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And a rub of a candle on the threads or a shot of silicone (then mostly wiped off) will help keep the screw from being bound in the epoxy. Probably not required...but it's what I do in a case like this.
 
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Use a bigger Tapcon??

---> More letters to fill up.
 
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Old 03-27-12, 02:22 PM
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That epoxy is awesome I bought a tube for $20 I let a blol dried over night and that stuff is pretty solid Thanks guys
 
 

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