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jeffnc 07-17-2013 08:21 PM

Loose lag shield anchor
Let's say you have a gate door hanging on hinges which are directly threaded into lag shield anchors, which were inserted into holes in brick/mortar. The hole for the anchor was drilled with a 7/8" drill bit, which was the correct size for the anchor. But the anchor is now a little loose, probably because the door has been yanked on too hard. Can the hole be patched with fresh mortar, and the hole redrilled?

joecaption 07-17-2013 09:41 PM

Of course you've tried tightening it?
I've used wooden wedges on the outside of the anchor.
Anchor setting epoxy will also work.

RWolff 07-17-2013 10:37 PM

No doubt that bit wandered a bit is why, could have hit a hard spot and was deflected to the side, could use wood like someone said, or maybe the next larger size anchor

jeffnc 07-20-2013 09:34 PM

Next size anchor isn't an option, since the screw is integral with the door hinge.

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