Hammering or Nailing Into Stone?

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I would like to hang a wreath outside on my stone chimney. Can anyone tell me what nail or screw would go through stone? I was sold some masonry nails, but they just bounced right off (and onto my now sore thumb).

Thanks for your help!
Joynchocolate from Lancaster, PA


March 31, 20060 found this helpful

I saw a brick wreath hanger in a Miles Kimball catalog, it was a small metal device that clamped onto the brick so you wouldn't need to drill a hole into your brick. Try a google search for Miles Kimball and request a free catalog.

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March 31, 20060 found this helpful

Lowe's has concrete screws. They're called Tapcon and they're blue. My husband used them on his garage (to screw through the concrete blocks) and he says they work.


You have to drill a hole 1st with a masonary bit. Make sure you get the right size bit for the screws that you use. It says on the package of screws what size bit you need. You can use a cordless drill or electric, doesn't matter.

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April 1, 20060 found this helpful

My husband has done a lot of stone sculpture work and always uses a masonry bit to drill holes in brick, stone, concrete, etc.

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April 2, 20060 found this helpful

I got that metal hanger made for bricks. It clamps
on and is secure. I got mine at Ace Hardware store.
Good luck once you find them they are great and
no holes.

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