Holding screws in brick/mortar

Old 11-29-01, 01:05 PM
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Holding screws in brick/mortar

Please pardon a potentially stupid question.
I am installing a new doorbell into the brick on the outside of our house. The kit called for 1/16" masonry bit. Well, after searching high and low, the smallest I could find was 1/8". So I drilled the holes, and now, of course, the screws are not tight in the holes.

Can someone recommend a solution? I have thought about putting a caulking or some sort of glue around the screw, but I would like some advice.

Thanks a lot in advance,
Old 11-29-01, 01:33 PM
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Use small plastic or lead anchors tapped into the drilled holes, and screw the doorbell screws into them. Anchors are normally used in mortar and brick.
Good Luck!

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