how do you hang this wall fountain?


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Old 08-17-08, 07:18 AM
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how do you hang this wall fountain?

My sister has a garden fountain made to hang on a wall. On the back I see two holes and inside each hole I see a metal bar that looks like it was cast right in the piece. Iím sure the bars are there to hang the piece. How do you do it? Iíve fastened things to brick walls before. Thatís not a problem. But Iím not sure how to hang this piece. I think it weighs 40-50 lbs. Didnít weigh it yet.

I was wondering if a bracket of some kind was missing? Or are you supposed to use some kind of heavy duty ďhook boltsĒ and put those in the wall and then hang the piece on the bolts? Seems like maybe thatís the intention.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
 
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Old 09-03-08, 09:47 PM
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Get some heavy duty wall ties, red heads are avaible at Lowe's
Drill the holes with a hammer drill and screw them in and hang the fountain.
 
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Old 09-04-08, 06:41 PM
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Thanks Casemaker-

I didnít even know about wall ties. Couldnít find them on the web sites: lowes.com or homedepot.com, but I pass both stores all the time. Iíll stop at Loweís. But I found wall ties however on other sites and I see what you mean. Looks like a very good solution.

But do I have to use a hammer drill? Or could I just use a regular drill with a masonry bit or would that just be way too hard?
 
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Old 09-04-08, 07:20 PM
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You can use a regular drill but a hammer drill makes it sooo much easier.............Lots of folks use tapcons; I hate them! They have the weakest heads and stems. If they don't strip out on the phillips slots they break when they bite. The hex heads are better, just not much.
 
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Old 09-05-08, 07:19 AM
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Gotcha Casemaker!

Thanks for your time.
 
 

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