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Attach drive to mortar without splitting???

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One of our downspouts seperated from the house. It was attached with a drive/rack setup that to me never made sense. The existing drive is bent and no longer attaches to the rack properly so I wanted to replace it. I bought a new set but am really afraid to pound it into the mortar. What's the correct way to install this? The drive is smooth and just looks like it wouldn't hold at all even once inserted. What a hokey setup....

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I must not know anything about gutters because I have never heard of a drive/rack before.

But to anchor something to a brick wall you will need some expanding anchors. Drill into the mortar - actually I would prefer you drill into the brick, with a masons bit. Insert the plastic expanding anchor and drive your screw into that.
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