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leibold
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reply to cdru

Re: Mounting TV on brick fireplace - what screws and where?

said by cdru:

said by jack b:

Don't drill the mortar joint, that's the weakest place to install any masonry mounting.

said by bryank:

You would want to drill into the mortar using a concrete anchor and a standard lag bolt.

This is why I love this forum.

Both answers are correct. It depends on the bricks and mortar and how the fireplace was build. The original poster doesn't seem to understand that by providing a picture he would get a better answer specific to his situation instead of generic responses.

With brittle bricks (common clay bricks) or engineered bricks with cavities in them and a wide band of good mortar between layers of brick I would put the anchors into the mortar. In most cases (good solid bricks or thin layer of mortar) I would drill the bricks instead.
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KevinSac1

@charter.com

Thanks lelbold! I've attached a picture.

Thanks!