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Hi, I'm looking for a non-intensive way to attach a downspout to a stone wall. I'm not sure if it's real stone, it might even be some kind of moulded plaster. Thanks.
 

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masonry anchors and gutter straps. Or is this a trick question? Drill a hole with a carbide tipped masonry bit using a hammer drill and use tapcon screws or plastic anchors with #10 X 1" SMS screws.
 

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masonry anchors and gutter straps. Or is this a trick question? Drill a hole with a carbide tipped masonry bit using a hammer drill and use tapcon screws or plastic anchors with #10 X 1" SMS screws.
Agreed.

Also, if the stone is flush to the mortar joints, then shoot for the mortar. It will be easier to drill.

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Use a 1/4" Carbide bit by 3 1/2" in length, but NOT a regular drill. You need either a Hammer Drill or a Rotary Hammer Drill.

Drill into the mortar joints if possible and they align correctly, since the mortar is softer than the stone.

Ed
 
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