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Reuse Hole In Brick Which Has Been Caulked

I'm going to be installing a new auto wind hose reel in my backyard and there are a bunch of existing holes in the brick where I plan to install it. Those holes have been filled with caulking. If I drill over into those holes with a drill bit to remove the caulking, will they still be usable for the hole reel installation?

Obviously, I'll ensure the hole is the right diameter for the plugs/anchors but just wondering what the process of removing the old caulking would be and whether I'm better to just use new holes. This area of my house has quite a few holes from previous owners who probably had installed a variety of things on that wall. I'm trying to avoid making a whole bunch of new holes as well if I don't have to.
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If the diameter is correct then you can probably just screw right through the caulking as it's soft and will move out of the way, otherwise you can use a drill to clear it out.
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engineered wrote: If the diameter is correct then you can probably just screw right through the caulking as it's soft and will move out of the way, otherwise you can use a drill to clear it out.
I think I would need to use a drill since I would need to use an anchor to screw into and the anchor probably won't fit snugly enough if there's still caulking in it.
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Jagstyles wrote: I think I would need to use a drill since I would need to use an anchor to screw into and the anchor probably won't fit snugly enough if there's still caulking in it.
It would fit more snugly with the caulking, but only if it's soft enough. If it's hard, then drill it out for sure.
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