May 18, 2020 11:40 pm
Picked up one of these storease rails today and when got home to plan the drilling and mounting I realise the bricks I was going to drill into arent exactly a surface to make it easy. I need the rail on there real solid as im going to hang a couple of bikes.
Rail is going between the two pillar looking sides and if you look closely at the bricks you will see what I mean.
How do i drill that to line up the ready made holes in the rail?
Here is a close up:
I was hoping to have the holes drilled and the rail attached not long after getting home but ran into this hurdle...
Any advice on how to proceed?
Re: Rail mount on brick2
May 19, 2020 12:55 am
Just hold the rack on the wall in the desired position, mark the holes, then drill them with a masonry drill.
Put in wall plugs and then screw on.
I'd either use 50mm green plugs and 50mm 12 gauge self tappers or 8mm ramplugs and the same screws.
Either will be plenty strong enough to hold your bikes.
Just make sure you don't drill right through the bricks.
Re: Rail mount on brick3
May 19, 2020 6:53 pm
Yeah im just not sure about all the nobby bits. Do I chip them off where I want the hole or drill on the side to get started if a hole lines up on the side of one of those if you know what I mean. Thats whats throwing me off, just no experience drilling in brick let alone a surface like that.
Re: Rail mount on brick4
May 19, 2020 7:02 pm
Hi mate. I see what you mean now about the variable face on the brick.
Just hold it so the holes are on the mortar line. As long as the mortar is good quality you will get plenty of fixing power into it and then the holes will be easier to drill.
Re: Rail mount on brick5
May 19, 2020 9:55 pm
Thanks for the responses chippy. Ended up having a go going into the brick. Took me about 45 mins to get three and a half holes with a hammer drill. Need a new bit or two tomorrow as the carbide tip has now been rounded. Tested the completed holes with the rack and holding strong as!
Using 50mm blue plugs by the way with an 8mm bit.
Re: Rail mount on brick6
May 19, 2020 10:03 pm
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