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Securing hose bib in mortar (plate/buddy)

I replaced all 3 of my exterior hose bibs with frost free sillcocks. Unfortunately, the existing pipes were drilled in mostly through mortar, so there's a bit more wiggle room than I'd like.

The good thing is the previous installer didn't screw the hose bibs in (didn't come with mounts), so I was able to drill new pilot holes for mounting (tapcon) screws.

The bad news is that even with fresh pilot holes, the tapcon screws didn't bite, and so the faucets are still loose. I was so sure that the tapcon screws would've worked. :(

I found online something called a "hose bib buddy".
https://www.amazon.com/BluMare-Research ... B087J3LKYD

Has anyone used this before, or have any other way of securing the bibs in mortar?

TIA
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Wedge a small piece of wire or even a wall plug into the hole before screwing in the tap con.
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Red_Army wrote: Wedge a small piece of wire or even a wall plug into the hole before screwing in the tap con.
Thx will try the plug. Have a few lying around.

Is this typical where anchors are needed for mortar/brick?
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