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Old 05-17-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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I want to attach a rail siding around my back porch. I know everything to do except how do I attach the 2 by 4 to the outside of my house which is brick. how do you keep the screw to stay in the wall.Please help.have to do it myself no extra money to pay expert.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:56 AM   #2
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Tapcons screws work well in brick/concrete. You must use the proper size drill bit for the fastener, and it helps if you have a hammer drill.

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I also like tapcon screws into masonry.
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Thanks Bill,
I don't have a hammer drill just a regular heavy duty drill. Can I use that without going to the expense of renting one? I appreciate the information.Vickie
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use a masonry bit with standard drill and go through mortar instead of tapcons use leaded rawl plugs and stainless steel panhead screws
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #6
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All my working life, I used a standard drill with masonry bits, as hammer drills hadn't been invented yet!
It just takes longer!

At my last house, they fastened a vertical 2X6 to the wall first and then fastened the top and bottom rails to this!

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