Sparky, just curious about the "no" comment on tapcons and brick construction. As a cabinet maker I would use them when a shear load would not exceed a hanging weight. As far as spotting studs to a wall, aim for the mortar joints and there wasn't a problem (exceptions for crumbling construction, 50 year old very hard concrete, etc. must be understood). In a straight pull (tension) a bit of common sense must be used, as with all construction, but they were a good alternative in many situations for me and a great aid when hands were not always available.

Perhaps since I didn't usually have to deal with engineering specs for installation and subsequent submittals and inspections I slipped through the cracks? Thanks, tim