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Properly drilling into brick


Before you begin your project, its important to ensure you have the proper equipment. A lightweight electric drill will not be strong enough to handle the stress of drilling into your masonry. Instead, invest in a more heavy-duty drill with a hammer feature. This allows the drill bit to break up the masonry.
You will also need to purchase a masonry drill bit. These bits have harder cutting tips made of
Example of a proper masonry bit
Example of a proper masonry bit
Drilling into mortar is safer and more easily repairable if you make a mistake.
Drilling into mortar is safer and more easily repairable if you make a mistake.
Plastic anchors make it easier to insert screws for hanging.
Plastic anchors make it easier to insert screws for hanging.
Masonry art
Masonry art

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  • PineHallBrick
    on Apr 4, 2013

    Hi Clay! This is a "do it right the first time" situation. If the bracket is installed properly, which means it has no movement when the flag is attached, it will hold without damage to the mortar joint. Use a strong masonry adhesive and screws to attach the bracket. Then, check it from time to time to make sure it hasn't loosened up.

  • Mari
    on Nov 1, 2017

    Thanks for the tutorial! What brand/type of drill would you recommend??
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