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Masonry fixings advice

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Bargain Bucket, 15 Feb 2019.

  1. Bargain Bucket

    Bargain Bucket

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    Can I ask some advice please? I need to attach some 50mm weight bearing (i.e. human weight) battens to a brick wall. What is the consensus of opinion? Hammer fixings or concrete screws?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. JobAndKnock

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    Without knowing the quality of the brick I'd err on the side of caution and go plugs and long 6mm screws - Thunderbolts can burst poor quality brick I've found
     
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    I'd go with some Fischer SX plugs with coach screws.
     
  4. blup

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    At least 5mm screws with nylon plugs, concrete screws are good but batten needs to be tight to the wall when driving the screw in.

    Have had differing results with hammer fixings pulling out so wouldn't use personally.

    Blup
     
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  5. Bargain Bucket

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    Just realised I forgot to thank you all for the advice. So many thanks :)
     
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