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Old 07-05-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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What is the best concrete fastener? I'm planning on installing some objects on concrete walls. Are Tapcons best or are plastic anchors better?

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I use plastic. But for very light applications. A better choice is something we call acorn anchors. Has a nut and washer on a threaded end and a bell end that wedges in the concrete when tightened.

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Depends how much weight you're hanging. Tapcons work great for a lot of purposes and are really fast to install. Buy the ones with a hex nut, not the Philips head.
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What is best to anchor large TV mounts (50in LCD)?
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In concrete I wouldn't trust tapcons for that expensive of a tv. I'd go with a wedge anchor or drop in is probally the strongest
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Tapcons are rated by weight (even the small ones can hold the TV weight, especially if you use many). TVs are static (do not move), so they are easier to hang than something that constantly changes weight (like a clothes line etc).

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