Secure heavy frame in masonry


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Old 10-24-16, 04:26 PM
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Secure heavy frame in masonry

I have this frame on the wall at the moment, which is around 15kg at a guess.
It's suspended by wire onto 2 tapcons.
I don't feel that's very secure if a kid or someone pulled or bumped into it. Is there a better way to secure it? Maybe a concrete anchor with eyelet or something similar?
 
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Old 10-24-16, 04:32 PM
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Its probably as secure as any picture, mirror, etc that is hung in similar fashion.

My concern would be it slipping off the head of the screw if bumped. A washer behind the screw would solve that.

Also I dont know what sort of wire you used, but they sell braided picture wire and d rings for this purpose.
 
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Old 10-25-16, 05:59 AM
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The wire on the frame is OK it has d rings. It's more the wall connection I'm concerned about. That's why I thought maybe with an eyelet it would be very hard to pull outwards
 
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Old 10-25-16, 06:39 AM
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Using a washer as X suggested will keep the wire from accidentally coming off the screw.
 
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Old 10-25-16, 09:45 AM
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Will removing the tapcon from the wall and rescrewing it in weaken it? I thought they were one use only.
 
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Old 10-25-16, 09:49 AM
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I don't know not sure I ever removed one and then screwed it back in.
 
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Old 10-25-16, 10:07 AM
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As long as the screw is long enough to go into 1" or more of cement, you can run it in and out a couple times without damaging the hole... but a lot depends on the quality of the concrete. If it does spin when you put it back in you will just need to get the next size longer screw, which "may" mean drilling the hole a little deeper. But generally the hole will already have been drilled a little deeper to begin with.
 
 

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