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shnfldr 06-03-2008 07:13 PM

Cinder block wall hangings
I'm trying to remodel a basement that has cinder block walls into a salon. She wants to hang large, heavy (75lbs. +) mirrors and shelves from the walls. Are there cinder block wall anchors that will bear this kind of weight or will the block be destroyed?

Termite 06-04-2008 07:47 AM

There are a multitude of options.

I'd start with Tapcon screws. Be sure to use the recommended size of drill bit, as going too small or too large will render them less effective.

Handyman Jim Noonan 06-07-2008 08:26 AM

I use a small hammer drill and a masonry bit for drilling this type of hole and many times drill into the mortar between the cinder blocks.

Even if I have to drill directly into the block ,there is always a clean hole with no destruction. I use a sharp masonry bit of the size that is specified on the package of fastener and apply smooth even pressure on the drill. Even though the dust is minor, I wear a dust mask and safety glasses.

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