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Old 04-29-15, 05:32 PM
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sleeve anchor length

hi,

i have a question about the required length when using sleeve anchor

i will be anchoring into bricks, which is around 2.5 inches in height.

Should i get a 3" sleeve anchor, so the "sleeve" will go below the bottom of the brick? Or should i get something like a 1.75" so the sleeve will expand inside the brick itself?

which one makes it tighter?

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Old 04-29-15, 05:36 PM
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What will you be fastening to the brick? From your description I gather the load will be sitting on top of the brick. Correct? Drilling brick will be a bear, but doable. Drilling the mortar joint will be easier, but may not handle your load. Let us know.
 
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Old 04-29-15, 05:58 PM
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it is a gazebo on top of brick pavers, so i won't have mortar joints..

i know, many people will say, it will not hold it, and the brick will fall out during wind.

the area where i am installing it, should not get much wind so i think it is okay. And one side of the gazebo will be attached to the house itself.

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Old 04-29-15, 06:08 PM
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As a gazebo owner mounted on pavers I advise against it. You may crack the pavers and even low wind but steady will loosen the mounts. Plus you can't move it to new location without re-drilling. You will also allow moisture that will freeze in winter and cause heaving. Instead use something like a large planter filled with gravel, sand or stone to lie against the columns to steady the unit. I've used this method with great success. It also will give you an accent to decorate it for the summer months with flowers or ceramic figures. My unit has sustained very windy conditions and survived the Snovember storm here in Buffalo, NY.
 
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I'd also need to know what's being fastened. For instance, you cannot fasten a deck ledger to a brick veneer!
 
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Thanks for the responses.

So if the brick is 2.5 inches high, will a 3 inch sleeve anchor be too long? Or I should be using a 2 inch or so sleeve anchor please?
 
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Old 04-30-15, 03:21 AM
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Post #4. Not at all. Neither. You can't control uplift, nor shifting by fastening it to loose brick, no matter how they are held to the ground. You should remove brick in the affected area, pour footings to below the frost lines and utilize post bases to attach your gazebo solidly. Then you can replace your brick for aesthetics.
 
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