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Old 08-05-2012, 05:40 PM
raspero raspero is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Huatulco, Mexico
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Re: Might be buying a store

One thing I use extensively here in Mexico, where virtually all construction is cinder block, concrete, and re-bar, is to drill an appropriate size hole in the wall with a hammer drill, trim a wooden stick to a tight drive fit, drill a small pilot hole in the center of the stick, and run in a long sheet metal screw. The screw expands the wood anchor and it holds up any load I put on it. It's mostly shear load anyway. The reason for sheet metal screws is they are threaded full length.

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