Originally Posted by Sammy2
Sorry for the OT comment but how did you anchor the mount to the rock? I'm in earthquake country and my fireplace is real rock and not thin set veneer. I am looking for a solution to do this when I upgrade the TV and fix the fireplace so it actually draws and doesn't fill the room with smoke. The other thing I need to do is mount my center channel too.
My guess is the contractor did that when he built the house for him recently. It's easy if you have new construction to plan for such things.
In your case,
You need a tool that can nail into rock or concrete. The one I have works on 22 bullets, you just load one in and BOOM it pounds the nail right into the stone. Works like a charm. I have gone into every hard surface you can imagine with it. Just wear ear plugs.
I have a cheap RAMSET
But they make them much fancier than mine (only $20) if you desire.
They sell loads in different strengths (colors) I know them as green, red, ect... I usually try one and if it's too strong I go weaker, if too weak I go stronger. If you don't wan to get them all just use medium.
The strong is very strong. It will pound a construction spike clean through a 2x4, even the head... right through into the surface behind it. But of coarse that's just wood, and you need that power for rock or concrete.
The powerful ones are so powerful and fast they do not crack your concrete or hard surfaces- which is what you want. Better than pre-drilling with a concrete drill bit and using concrete bolts (which also works) IMO
Ever seen the sword in the stone ??? Ever wonder how that sword got there ??? Obviously they used a Ramset.
It's not hard. It's not expensive. The earphones cost more than the tool or loads do.
I've used it without ear protection, which is clearly not advisable. Ringing of the ears will occur. It's louder than most guns in reality, since there is less to sound deaden it- and it's close to you.