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Old 10-31-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hanging a LCD TV above a "brick" fireplace


I posted this in the Home Theater section but didn't get an answer so I thought I would post it here.

I live in a 90 year old house and want to hang my 47 in LCD above my fireplace. I have read up on mounting to brick and would be comfortable doing it, except the brick fireplace is covered with 1/2'' of plaster. I don't care about hiding the wires but I do care about
1) Not drilling into anything (pipes, the flue, etc).
2) Making sure the TV doesn't fall down (not dropping all the Tapcons into the edges of the bricks).

Edit: The fireplace isn't in use so I am not worried about heat damage.

Help please! Thanks,
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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Are you not concerned about the heat or soot coming out and damaging the TV?

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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Are you not concerned about the heat or soot coming out and damaging the TV?
Thanks for the response. The fireplace isn't in use so I am not worried about heat damage (I edited the original post to add this).
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Are you not concerned about the heat or soot coming out and damaging the TV?
Nope you buy one of these.... http://www.vat19.com/dvds/ambf2.cfm?ADID=GOOGfiretest
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Alright then, I would recommend using Titan HD's from Simpson, 5" length, this should just penetrate the plaster and brick only. The shaft is large so you may have to ream out the TV holder to accept them, but I have found by far these to be the best anchor on the market.

They are pricey, but so is the TV. And remember don't use the fireplace
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Alright then, I would recommend using Titan HD's from Simpson, 5" length, this should just penetrate the plaster and brick only. The shaft is large so you may have to ream out the TV holder to accept them, but I have found by far these to be the best anchor on the market.

They are pricey, but so is the TV. And remember don't use the fireplace
Chris,

How would you make sure that
1) You didn't drill through something?
2) You sent the screws through something solid (not the edge of a brick)?

Thanks.
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There should be nothing in the center of the brick, it is approx. 4" from face to rear, you said 1/2" plaster on top of it, plus the thickness of the TV bracket (Assume 1/4") you may exceed the back of the brick by 1/4" in which case you will not be into the flue since there is normally a gap filled with fireproofing material between the flue and the back of the brick.

I can't guarentee where you are putting this bracket so as for the edge of the brick is I can't see it, perhaps remove some of the plaster to give you an indication.

Just so you know these Titan HD's are structural bolts, one is more than enough to hold the weight of the TV, let alone the four you are going to use which can hold up many thousands of pounds of weight. I highly doubt all four are going to hit weak spots in the bricks.
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Chris,

Thanks for the info, it was extremely helpful. I am going to mount it sometime this week and will let you know how it goes.

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