Hi folks, I am starting a fence build and I have all the posts in the ground. I have been told that for the post beside the house wall, the solution is to attach a PT 2X4 directly to the house wall. This stud would hold the end of a short fence section attached to a gate.
My question? How would I attach the 2X4? My thinking is to drill a hole into the 2X4 and tapcon it to the house. But, would I sink the tapcon into the mortar between the bricks? Is the mortar strong enough? Or would I sink it into the brick itself? Maybe it doesn't make any difference at all? Perhaps I just sink it wherever the hole happens to line up.
Advice is appreciated.