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Old 05-17-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
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I want to fix some shelves onto a brick wall. They should be able to hold at least 10 kg and assumed the best way would be to use 3.5mm screws which are 50mm long. Does it matter if the metal screw is longer than plastic screw plug? If the screw is longer than the plug should the plug still be put in the hole flush with the wall?

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Old 05-17-2004, 07:14 PM   #2
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Your best bet would be to use masonry anchors. The ones I've used are called tapcons.

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Tapcons are great for this application ...No mollies or plastic to deal with. They screw right in to the concrete/block and even come with the bit in the screw kit. they are a secure way to make sure things don't go bump in the night....you can find them at your favorite DIY store.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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And drill in the mortar, not the brick. MUCH easier.
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If you know anyone with a hammer drill, even a small one your life will be made much easier as well.
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