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Anchors & Brick Veneer

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My home has brick veneer. This veneer also has hollow areas in it. When installing lead anchors, is it best to drill through the mortor joint so that the anchor will expand between two bricks? The first couple of times that I drilled through the brick, the hole was too close to the hollow area, that when I inserted a screw, the hole collapsed into the hollow space and the anchor was useless.
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Best location (in brick) for Anchor or Lag Shield

The ideal location for inserting an Anchor or Lag Shield (respectively), whether it's in Brick, Cinder block or Ceramic tile is always at the seam. (between). However, it's not always possible. When the dimensions of the object to be hung or fastened do not match the pattern of the bricks. With Ceramic tile you run the risk of cracking it. :no::yes::drink:
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