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Which fasteners are recommended for mounting something almost 150lbs into brick? Molly, Sleeve Anchors, Tapcon screws?

Mortar joints appear to be solid, and believe that the bricks are 3.5-4" deep (fireplace chimney).

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-25-2007, 01:32 PM
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I think I would do the sleeve anchors

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Six 3" Tapcons into the brick or the mortar will do nicely and require much smaller holes (less mess). Get the hex head type not the phillips. Will hold up a at least 500lbs.
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Recently went through this. Mine is a 50", just over 100#. I hung mine outside, on the backside of the fireplace, as part of an outdoor kitchen/patio upgrade. my brick is very soft and I had trouble getting the Tapcons to bite. i ended up going thru the veneer brick into the denser fire brick with 3/8*8" lag bolts. also filled the drilled holes with liquid nails before torquing the bolts in. still not satisfied, I tried to add a couple of wedge anchors, again into the fire brick, but they pulled out. finally, located some 8" strike anchors and was successful in getting them to hold. i think it's rock-solid now.
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Six 3" Tapcons into the brick or the mortar will do nicely and require much smaller holes (less mess). Get the hex head type not the phillips. Will hold up a at least 500lbs.


Easy 500 pounds. I have had three guys hang off a bracket mounted like this. Not talking about skinny guys either.
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