Masonary and Brick screws

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Old 05-28-04, 11:27 AM
Devinj
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Masonary and Brick screws

I have two brick attachments I need to make: one is a chimney cap that needs to be drilled into brick. The other is for shelf brackets inside going into a brick wall.

I have a power drill and can get masonary bits. Do I pre-drill into the bricks and then get masonary screws? Or do I have to use some sort of plastic inserts hammered into a drilled hole? I'm not concerned about strength on the chimney cap, but what is my best weight bearing option for the shelves ( 2.5 feet, for books).

Thanks, and sorry if these are basic questions.

Devin
 
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Old 05-28-04, 06:44 PM
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I find that the plastic anchors work well. Be sure to inject some caulking compound into the holes in the chimney to keep water out.
 
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Old 05-28-04, 09:41 PM
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These will work very well (fast and easy but very secure) for that chimmney cap:

http://www.confast.com/products/metal_hit.asp



These will also work for your shelving:

http://www.confast.com/products/tap_con.asp

or

http://www.smithfast.com/polyset.htm


Check the tech data sections for strength charts
 
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