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How to hang something on a brick wall?

I want to put up decrative iron pieces on the front of my house, which is brick, but have never done it before. Whats the best type of nail or screw to use? The pieces arent real big or too heavy so I shouldnt need anything too heavy duty. Thanks!

Asked By: Aubrey - 6/10/2007
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If you want to do a serious job and make sure it is solid and won't come loose, you must use mortar anchors. You can buy mortar anchor kits at any home supply or hardware store, and the staff there will help you chose exactly what you need... More
Answered By: aviophage - 6/10/2007
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There is a product called a brick hanger that actually hangs onto the edge of the brick that juts out from the mortar. They come in different sizes and formations, and have different maximum weight capacities. This is one kind... More
Answered By: amazon cheryl - 6/10/2007
 
you could pound a nail into the mortar...then seal it with something..
Answered By: sam hill - 6/10/2007
 
The friendly people at your local hardware stor should be able to help you. Nail into the mortar, not the brick. But there are things you can buy that attach to the brick.
Answered By: M S - 6/10/2007
 
You can drill a hole and insert a molly anchor and put the screw in that, it will leave a permanent hole in the brick.
Answered By: Chuck P - 6/10/2007
 
The hardware store stocks masonry supplies. They should have a special nail you can use... More
Answered By: ne11 - 6/10/2007
 
If you want to nail it, use a masonry nail. Since you are going to hang something on it, you'll want to make sure to get the fluted masonry nails, not the cut nails... More
Answered By: lurch38367 - 6/10/2007
 
You can do the mason anchors or nails or you can use the house's wooden trim to attach screws,nails,hooks into and use either a small chain,heavy fishing line, or a heavy gauge wire to hang your decor from.For stability you need to use two wires from two hooks/screws to each piece of iron decor.Make the hooks and wires... More
Answered By: BECKBY - 6/10/2007
 
There is such a thing as brick hangers that clip onto the edges of the bricks. If you are in Canada you can get them at Lee Valley.
Answered By: jessiebell - 6/10/2007
 
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