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Old 03-08-2017, 06:22 PM  
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Default Aluminum Awning Bolt loose

We had some high winds today. A bolt on our awning came loose and the wind was making the corner of the awning slam against our house. I can push the bolt back into the hole but it just spins when I try to tighten it. The bolt hole is in the mortar between bricks. I'm not handy at all. Any tips on fixing this? I could screw something above it on the next mortar line if there is no hope for the worn out current hole. Thanks for any help or tips.

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Old 03-08-2017, 06:48 PM  
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There are lead and plastic plugs you can put in a hole to screw into or for a quick fix something like 3 or 4 matchsticks in the hole might work.

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A larger bolt and anchor for the larger hole?
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And it might seem a bit obvious but make sure all of your repairs are aluminum or something similarly suitable for outside. Sometimes awnings/patio materials can corrode and you definitely don't want that.
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