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#746460 - 02/27/13 02:44 PM Attaching House Numbers to Brick Front
hermansherman Offline
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Need your guidance/advice again.

I live in Northern NJ.
I have a brick front house, and my town is now requiring that all houses must have large numbers on the house prior to approving sale of a house. I am not moving just yet, but might as well get the numbers on the house.
Years ago, I had purchased some large brass numbers that I was going to attach to a tree in my front yard, but never got around to it. Just ran across those numbers this morning.
The front door and casing is not an alternative.

So, what would you suggest?
Attach the numbers directly to the brick front. How?
Attach the numbers to a plaque and then attach the plaque to the brick front. Again, how?

Thank you in advance,
Herman

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#746462 - 02/27/13 03:01 PM Re: Attaching House Numbers to Brick Front [Re: hermansherman]
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Well, you could drill into your brick but if it were mine my "go-to" product would be Velcro either heavy duty or industrial strengh. If concerned the adhesive on the back of the velcro won't stick long to the brick then you could use a dab of Gorilla Glue on the backside of the velcro since this glue sticks great to brick & cement.
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#746465 - 02/27/13 03:19 PM Re: Attaching House Numbers to Brick Front [Re: hermansherman]
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I'd vote for a plaque attached to the brick with construction adhesive. Or the numbers attached to the brick with construction adhesive if there's sufficient area on the numbers for the adhesive.

Depending on the "tack" or initial grab of the adhesive you may need to hold them for a day or so with masking or duct tape.

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#746466 - 02/27/13 03:32 PM Re: Attaching House Numbers to Brick Front [Re: hermansherman]
notnew2diy Offline
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I vote for on a plaque, attached to the mortar lines, not the brick.

JMHO...notnew...

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#746471 - 02/27/13 04:11 PM Re: Attaching House Numbers to Brick Front [Re: hermansherman]
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If they follow ICC code make sure the numbers fit the specs.

Ours are 5 inch in height and opposing color.

No script numbers.


We went around our town and gave every one a green or red reflective sign with numbers on it for their mailbox.

The color was based on how house was framed.

A number on your house is the most important safety thing you can do.

If the first responders loose three minutes looking for your house it could be life or death time.

One of our local businesses donated them.
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#746801 - 03/02/13 12:58 PM Re: Attaching House Numbers to Brick Front [Re: code_ceis]
Marq Offline
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I'd opt to attach the numbers to the house, that would look the cleanest and I dont believe any type of glue would work in the long run.

I assume the numbers have holse for screws that are same spacing for all of them, and if you are lucky, they will be the same distance as the horizontal morter joints, if not try spacing them to the vertical morter joints?

Get a 1/4" mason drill and drill holes in the morter, not the brick.

The morter will drill very easy, the brick will be a PITA.

Insert plastic anchors in the holes and use screws to attach.

If you every have to take the numbers down, just patch the holes with morter and you'll never see the holes.


Edited by Marq (03/02/13 01:16 PM)

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