I have a 40" Sony LCD TV that weighs 37.3lbs and want to mount it on my apartment's brick wall with this Sanus mount http://www.sanus.com/us/en/products/visionmount/tilting-mount/VMPL50 . I tried using a 1/2" lead anchor with lag bolt but when I tightened the bolt, the brick cracked. I think the hole was too big for the brick, the anchor was maybe too tight. Now I'm considering using Tapcon screws in the brick which would have a smaller diameter and less stress on the brick. The specs I found for the tapcon are here: http://www.icc-es.org/reports/pdf_files/ICC-ES/ESR-1671.pdf
- Does anyone have any advice on using tapcons in brick for the lcd?
- If I'm reading this pdf spec correctly, should one 1/4 tapcon be able to hold at the least 85 lbs? (see table 2).
- How many screws are overly sufficient enough to provide support, 4, 6, 8?