How to hang plants from brick?

Old 05-19-12, 07:45 AM
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How to hang plants from brick?

This is my front porch:

What is the best way to secure hooks to the brick to support some hanging plants?
Old 05-19-12, 12:48 PM
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Masonry anchors; check Lowe's or HD, they'll have a wide selection in the hardware aisle. You'll need a decent drill and masonry bits for the holes.
Old 05-19-12, 07:23 PM
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A hammer drill works best with a masonry bit. You can buy a cheap one, borrow, or rent one.
Old 05-20-12, 03:29 AM
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Brick is a veneer, and depending on the weight of the plant, use caution. You may want to drill through a brick joint and allow your fastener to enter the wood above the brick. I know it will be a long fastener, but with vertical pull and a large plant, just putting it into the masonry may fail. BTW, nice porch. No place for the dogs to get under it though Can't take the country out.......

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