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Assuming the bricks would be adequately supported from below, you would use brick ties (attached to wall studs on one end, and embedded in mortar on the other) to give your brick wall vertical stability. If you want the look of brick wall with less effort, you can just install brick-look tiles on a suitable backer board onto your existing wall.


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The wall plug may have a size molded into it, or the packaging will say. At any rate, the right size is usually the diameter at the widest point of the plug's taper (if present), not counting a flange. It should not take a lot of force to set the bare plug. In the case of masonry (and most other materials) you can err on the small side and work larger until ...



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