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I did a sales call a couple days ago and this is what I have to deal with.  The customer doesn't want to set the TV on the mantle because he thinks the mantle will give (yes I know the mantle is stone and I tried to tell him that, but he thinks he is a builder and knows best.)  The problem I am seeing is the stone is turned sideways.  I told him that it could be mounted but that I could not guarantee the the mount would be straight.  Plus the mortar is deep in the cracks of the stone.  I have done plenty of installs on brick and stone, but this one is trumping me.  Any ideas guys?

 

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Talk him out of mounting the tv on the fireplace. That's a really nice looking fireplace so why spoil it with a tv?

Will the tv just cover the inside where the stones are angled or will it cover the entire width out to where the stones are horizontal? If so, could you install some sort of bracket on the horizontal stones and then bolt the tv to that? Where is he going to run the cables/power cord?
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I'm thinking of doing a stone fireplace as well, but planning on building space for the television before re-doing the currently brick fireplace. 

 

The stone looks pretty thin. Is it full stone or a like a veneer? If its a veneer, then it shouldn't be much of a problem. 

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We can build something to go from one side to other, but that would be seen.  The fireplace was prepped by the builder with power and conduit, so getting the wire there isn't an issue.  It is definitely real stone and not veneer.  The mortar is close to 2" in from the stone which is the other issue I'm facing.

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Are you asking what type of anchors to use, or how to get it straight? I would be looking at a long (4 inch or so) expanding sleeve anchor.
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Are you asking what type of anchors to use, or how to get it straight? I would be looking at a long (4 inch or so) expanding sleeve anchor.

Thats kind of what I was thinking to.  I normally use red heads, but I wouldn't even dare attempt that on this one.

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