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I took a simple screwdriver (AC tester actually) and cut the middle of it with a rotary grinder. It works for me to open these screws whenever I barge into them once in a few years. No need to search for rare bits for this one.


Making a ledger attachment that is sufficiently strong and flashed / sealed so it won't rot is often tricky. (Of course you know that, or you wouldn't be asking this question!) Anchoring the ledger in brick is iffy. Brick is often brittle and varies quite a bit in strength. Lag shields (lead anchors) are not allowed for deck ledgers - they may not be ...

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