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How to mount TV to brick fireplace?
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Post 1 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 22:18
Fins
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I deal with a lot of rock, but I don't think I ever have worked with brick surfaces. My FIL wants to mount his 65" Samsung over the fireplace. It's a true masonry fireplace, brick on cinderblock. What anchors work? And don't say tapcons.
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Post 2 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 22:20
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Why can't I say tapcons? I use them all the time in brick. Drill the brick on the mortar joints....
Post 3 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 22:31
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I use lags and lag shields. In fact we just mounted an 80 on an articulating mount on brick this way
Post 4 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 22:57
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On May 16, 2015 at 22:18, Fins said...
I deal with a lot of rock, but I don't think I ever have worked with brick surfaces. My FIL wants to mount his 65" Samsung over the fireplace. It's a true masonry fireplace, brick on cinderblock. What anchors work? And don't say tapcons.

OK, how about Red Heads? Lag shields if it's an arm, Tap-Cons or Red Heads if it's a static mount with slight tilt. How are you mounting it? I have used the softer plastic inserts (not too soft, but not hard and brittle) in brick for years and never had one problem.
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OP | Post 5 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 22:59
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Because I've never had luck with tapcons in any use.
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Post 6 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 23:08
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Static or tilt mount

[Link: itwredhead.com]

Full motion mount

1/4" or 3/8" all-thread and

[Link: itwredhead.com]
Post 7 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 23:14
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Epoxy with all thread...Only way todo brick and sleep at night.
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OP | Post 8 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 23:23
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On May 16, 2015 at 23:14, 3PedalMINI said...
Epoxy with all thread...Only way todo brick and sleep at night.

Why not drill through the brick to the cinderblock and use deadhead sleeve anchors?
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Post 9 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 23:23
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Alligator anchors. They will not fail.

[Link: toggler.com]

Tapcons will work but its hit or miss. They like to strip in brick. I prefer to drill past brick and hit the concrete block behind if using tapcons.
Post 10 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 23:29
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We use these in brick (not in the mortar).
[Link: itwredhead.com]

Add epoxy if you really want to make sure it stays.

Here's an application chart for which anchor to use depending on the material.
[Link: itwredhead.com]
Post 11 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 23:29
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On May 16, 2015 at 23:23, Fins said...
Why not drill through the brick to the cinderblock and use deadhead sleeve anchors?

Could but like you with tapcons I can never make sleeve anchors work. I also cant make tapcons work...

Epoxy is way easier, way stronger..Maybe its cause ive done it so much but its what i prefer when I deal with masonry.

BTW...I have not and never will trust a articulating wall mount on masonry.
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OP | Post 12 made on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 23:40
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On May 16, 2015 at 23:29, bricor said...
We use these in brick (not in the mortar).
[Link: itwredhead.com]

Add epoxy if you really want to make sure it stays.

Here's an application chart for which anchor to use depending on the material.
[Link: itwredhead.com]

Thanks. I looked on their site but couldn't find that chart
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Post 13 made on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 04:53
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Itw had told me not to use the epoxy in a fireplace application as the heat could potentially cause the epoxy to lose strength. This was a few years back so I don't know if they have changed the epoxy to withstand higher heat.
Post 14 made on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 07:46
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We use Thunder Studs into the brick. Never had a problem. Make sure that you have the right length.

[Link: products.marksmenmfg.com]?

Last edited by davet2020 on May 17, 2015 08:16.
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Post 15 made on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 07:50
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I used to use Epoxy with Tapcons. They worked great. Then I had to take a 60" LG plasma down that died and replace it with a new Sony. The Sony mounted at the bottom of the TV and the LG was at the middle. keeping the mount on the wall in the same spot brought he TV down 4" so the TV was .5" off the mantle. So we had to move the bracket on the wall up. Guess what we coudn't get out? The Freaking tapcons with epoxy. We ended up having to use an angle grinder to grind off the heads of the Tapcons. Also, at a bar, we had to mave a TV we hung from a slab ceiling with a peerless ceiling mount. Again couldn't get the mount off the ceiling. The bar said it was OK to leave the plate on the ceiling. Never used epoxy again. One of the contractors commented saying that silicone works better than nothing and is alot easier to break free if you need to get out the anchor. He also said he drills a test hole first to see how the mortar and brick react. Sometimes you have to drill one size smaller than the Tapcon calls for. Also, he said if the hole gets to bog get the ground off Romex and stuff it into the hole until it is a nice fit. We have been doing what the contractor has said, and I haven't had a single problem in about 4 years.
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