Hanging banners in concrete block garage?

running_freeJuly 14, 2008

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I've got a 3 bay concrete block garage and the center bay is becoming a pool room. A friend that worked Ozzfest last year got me some awesome pvc type banners with metal grommets for hanging. I'm a landscaper, not so much the indoor DIY guy...

Have drill, ladder and tape measure, lol. Assuming I may need specific drill bits/mounting hardware?

Any advice very much appreciated!

Wes

P.S. I'll get ya some pics once I'm done!

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running_free

Edit to add, I've done a few Googles and know I'll need masonry bits but the hammer drill seems like overkill for perhaps 8-12 small holes. Thinking of drilling away from the grommets and using short bungie cords to keep tension?

Guessing someone here has done something similar?

Thanks!

Wes

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 1:43PM
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redlines4me

make sure you drill into the mortar not the block itself. You could crack it. Use concerte anchors

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 8:51AM
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running_free

Thanks, that's along with what I was thinking. I figured I'd need some sort of hardware such as the bungie cords for tension but haven't gotten started yet.

Wes

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 10:27AM
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brickeyee

Tapcons in wither the block or the mortar joints should be fine.
Drilling into the mortar joints will be stronger.
Use at least a 1.5 inch screw.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 4:18PM
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