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I'm a front end web developer with a focus on UX.


Oct
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accepted Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Oct
11
comment Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Hm, okay. I think I'm going to drill a new hole in both of the brackets to start and see how well set it feels. I could get my hands on a third bracket if it's still not right. Silly question, and the instructions would probably cover this, but you fill with epoxy and let it set before putting whatever bolt into it, right?
Oct
9
awarded  Commentator
Oct
9
comment Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Thanks, Yurly, Fiasco above you had the same solution. What would you do with the epoxy-filled holes? Bolts straight into that? I'll almost definitely use longer bolts than were used originally, so the new hole will have to be deeper (see original picture, they're 1/2" lag anchors).
Oct
9
comment Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Yea, that's the problem I'm seeing - the bolts are being pulled pretty much directly from the wall with the leverage of the bracket. Is this what you're referring to? What sort of hardware would you use in the epoxy - another anchor, just a bolt?
Oct
9
awarded  Editor
Oct
9
comment Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
Thanks, bib. I updated the question with a photo of the actual hardware. I'd thought of expansion bolts/fasteners.. they're what's used for rock climbing bolts and anchors in rock, after all. No need for an epoxy, in your opinion, if the holes are still 1/2" and in good shape? I'd probably go for a 5/8" fastener and bore out the hole a tad more if necessary, just to be safe.
Oct
9
revised Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
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Oct
9
asked Re-anchoring in existing (failed) anchor holes in brick
May
14
comment Sound deadening in a small (~5x6) room with a glass wall
Very good points.. the foam is still a realistic option for me I think, and slapping it on a piece of material like you did and hanging it would likely work. How much did you use in that garage? Cover whole walls or just some strategically placed chunks to help?
May
14
comment Sound deadening in a small (~5x6) room with a glass wall
I'm really considering the tapestry/fabric approach, as that minimizes damage to the wall and install time. I'll see what I can find.. assuming I can't find suitable art, do you think there's a particular arrangement or type of fabric that might do the job best along that right-hand brick wall?
May
13
asked Sound deadening in a small (~5x6) room with a glass wall
Mar
21
comment Need to allow swivelling/rotating fitting for steel wire
Good idea, cheers!
Mar
20
accepted Need to allow swivelling/rotating fitting for steel wire
Mar
20
comment Need to allow swivelling/rotating fitting for steel wire
Didn't even think of MEC, of course this would apply to climbing. That is a tad expensive, so I'd love any cheaper suggestions, but I'll keep it in consideration. Thanks!
Mar
19
asked Need to allow swivelling/rotating fitting for steel wire
Nov
9
awarded  Scholar
Nov
9
accepted How do I anchor wall-mount hooks to studs if the mounting points need specific spacing?
Nov
8
awarded  Supporter
Nov
8
comment How do I anchor wall-mount hooks to studs if the mounting points need specific spacing?
Interesting, I'll check that out. Thanks!