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Old 06-03-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 06-04-2008, 07:47 AM   #2
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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.


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Old 06-07-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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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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