I've got a question about mounting an LCD TV to a brick fireplace, similar to this other one i had found:
Fireplace Brick Veneer TV Mounting
My question has to do with the integrity of the brick itself. I'm trying to mount a 46" LCD TV (probably 60lbs or so) directly to this brick fireplace shown here. However, the top of the mount (white template shown) will be anchored to the top 2-3 levels or brick. The width between the columns is about 7 feet. There is also about 4" of void space behind the brick, which i figured out by drilling a few holes to inspect what was behind. After the void space, there is block wall (in basement). The top of the brick is not anchored into the ceiling in any way.
My fear is how the brick wall will act in shear
, as the mount i bought will hold the weight of the TV out 5-6" off the wall. Should I be worried about caving in the top of the brick into the family room?
This is strictly a structural question, as i feel pretty confident in how to anchor the TV mount.
Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. Maybe brick is stronger than i think, but I'd also hate to ruin both my TV and my fireplace (not to mention the safety concerns as well).