Mounting flatscreen TV to brick fireplace


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Old 01-06-09, 10:31 AM
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Mounting flatscreen TV to brick fireplace

I want to mount my flatscreen TV to my brick fireplace. The fireplace is a real, solid-brick wood burning fireplace. Should I use Mollys or Toggle Bolts to mount it? Also, the TV is 70 lbs, will the brick hold that weight?

I planned on drilling through the mortar area.
 
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Old 01-06-09, 10:46 AM
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i don't like either for brick. molly and toggle are usually used for hollow wall fastening. i'v yet to have a hammer set drive anchor fail in brick and it does not require drilling completly though the structure as the molly and toggle do.

this is an example but you can get them by many manufacturers in any harware store.

ITW Red Head Hammer-Set Nail Drive Anchor
 
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Old 01-07-09, 05:03 AM
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Do these come the same way but w/ screws instead of nails? The TV is 67 lbs.

Also, would you suggest drilling through the mortar or brick? I would prefer the mortar, but I have to go with the better structural application...


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Old 01-08-09, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by joeponcho
Do these come the same way but w/ screws instead of nails? The TV is 67 lbs.

Also, would you suggest drilling through the mortar or brick? I would prefer the mortar, but I have to go with the better structural application...


Thank You...
no problem attaching at the mortor joint. i try to spot them between two horizontal brick joints instead of a vertical
for screws you would have to go with lead anchors. if you're concerened with removal the drive anchors could be drilled to a depth below the mortar joint and filled. the 67 lbs is no problem for the hammer set anchors. i've heard positive feedback on the Tapcon screws. you need to have the exact correct size drill bit.
 
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Old 01-10-09, 06:40 AM
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Thank You, that's the info I was looking for! For some reason you're the only one to give me a STRAIGHT answer...
 
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Old 01-10-09, 05:59 PM
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happy to help. get that puppy ready for the super bowl !!
 
 

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