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Awning fixed to existing brick retaining wall

I am constructing a flat roofed (scillion) awning. The highest point of the awning is attacked to the house and the lowest point is supported by 90 x 90 timber posts. These posts are on metal feet which are sitting on top of a existing brick retaining wall which is about 700mm high and 300mm thick.
My question is, how long of a bolt will I have to use to attach these metal feet to the wall or how deep will I have to drill and use a threaded rod to aquire sufficient strenght to stop the up draft effect from lifting up the awning.
Hope you can help
Regards Shane

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If I were you, I'd use the threaded rod imbedded about 100mm in the wall. Make sure you have at least 5 threads showing after you tighten down the nut on the threaded rod. That will help you decide on the length of the rod. Make sure you use epoxy to hold the threaded rod in place and everything will be fine. However, if a big enough wind comes by, the awning may come loose from your house. Have you thought about a retractable awning? It will roll up next to your house. You only have to unroll it and connect the legs in prepositioned holders. During a storm, you probably won't be outside anyways, better to have the awning rolled up for safety.

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