Most Secure way to hang transformer on brick wall?

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Old 06-02-15, 01:23 PM
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Most Secure way to hang transformer on brick wall?

Never drilled or hung anything on brick.
New home with brick.
Need to hang this on the wall
Hampton Bay 12-Volt Low-Voltage 600-Watt Transformer-HD22007 - The Home Depot

What is the best way to hang this.
I am assuming i will need hammer drill and masonry bit.
Should I just drill the hole and throw in a tapcon screw?
Do you drill the hole and throw in an anchor like you would in drywall?
And by anchor I mean those little plastic pieces.
This is new for me, so the little details will help.
 
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Old 06-02-15, 01:33 PM
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Yes, you'll need a hammer drill and bit. I would drill into the mortar joint and use a plastic mollys. It should be easy enough drilling that a cordless drill with the hammer function should work.
 
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Old 06-02-15, 04:45 PM
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Brick is relatively soft and most mortar as well. I have never had to use a hammer drill on either, just a regular drill motor with a carbide-tipped masonry bit. I personally would drill in the center of a brick to minimize chipping of the edges.
 
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