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Old 11-19-2006, 08:18 AM
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hanging things in brick

Im about to decorate the exterior of my home and i have a few questions. Any suggestions of how to hang things from brick? How do i get a nail or screw in the brick? Also the garage doors...how do i hang lights around them, and make them look super straight and good? Same with my windows? Ive seen people with lights that look awesome cuz their lights are perfectly straight. Help me....how can i do it?
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hm, idk how to hang lights in brick, but i think it'd look really cool. good luck.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:47 AM
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First off, make sure your drill is up for the task. If all you have in your drawer is a cheap cordless, I'd recommend at least getting an inexpensive corded drill. Then select a masonry bit (or two) in the diameter of your choice, and pick up the corresponding anchors and screws. Anyone worth a darn at the hardware store should be able to help you out.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:06 AM
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If it were me I would not drill holes in brick, I'd try brick clips.

http://www.brickclip.com
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I was going to say the same, but I didn't want to discourage him. If small hooks were put up permanently, though, it wouldn't be a real problem. Those clips look good in concept, but I wonder how well they work. Althought it really doesn't take much to hold a strand of lights. I think I'd give the clips a try first.
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wonder how duct tape would work

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Put the tape down, Erv. Just put the tape... down.
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