Whether you are hanging a hose reel or flowerpot holder in an exterior brick wall or trying to hang a picture or clock above the mantel on a brick fireplace, the issue is how to place the screws to the bricks and allow them to stay. When you attempt to put in the screws to the mortar between the bricks, the mortar crumbles, and the screws drop in the wall. It might take some hard work and a few specialized tools, but also you can place screws into bricks to hold practically any item you select.
Insert a 5/32-inch carbide drill bit to your power drill for 3/16-inch masonry screws. Use a 3/16-inch carbide drill bit for 1/4-inch masonry screws.
Drill pilot holes in the brick for each screw. Make the pilot holes in least 1/4-inch deeper than the period of the masonry screws.
Eliminate the drill bit from the drill. Put in a hex-head nut driver little or even a Phillips screwdriver bit in its own place.
Push the masonry screws to the brick at each pilot hole. Allow the screw heads to procrastinate a bit from the brick when you plan on hanging a object from the screws.