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I am about to install a samll kids coat hanger, however it seems I will need to drill another hole about 1 cm from the existing one (brick wall). Is it at all possible or should I look for another location?

  • I avoid drilling brick; drill in mortar if possible. – blacksmith37 May 19 at 17:16
  • @blacksmith37 - Sorry I might have misspoken. The house is 100% bricks, but the bit I'm dirlling is actually plastered bricks. I'm not sure how thick the plaster layer is but I assume no more than 2cm meaning I do drill into the brick. It's a bit trick to find pointing though. – BroiSatse May 20 at 21:35
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Angle the new hole away from the other by about 15 degrees. Put it on the correct side so that you can angle it towards the center of the brick.

  • Thank you. So if I understand correctly, start driling at the point I need a screw but at ~15deg to go away from the inital hole? I can't tell where the middle of the brick is as it is covered with plaster layer. – BroiSatse May 20 at 21:37
  • @BroiSatse - If you go straight in you risk cracking the brick there, joining the two holes and making them both useless. Pick a side and hope for the best. If you never see any red brick dust, use a longer screw than recommended, because you're likely into mortar (which is not ideal for masonry screws, but not a huge crime for coat hangers). Add the thickness of the plaster to the length of the recommended screw. – Mazura May 20 at 22:31

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