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Screws and plugs: Heavy Mirror on Chimney breast

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by novicebarry, 16 Dec 2020.

  1. novicebarry

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    Hi folks,
    Advice very welcome - I have a heavy mirror that I need to install on my living room chimney breast.

    1950's/60's build so assuming plaster on brick? I think...?

    The mirror is round, 100cm in diameter, is about 20kg and has 2 x sawtooth bracket to hang on screws.

    See the pics attached - the chimney breast, one of the sawtooth brackets and a good looking man taking a photo of the mirror

    Coming to the end of the full house project where I have been slowly learning my DIY skills

    So what I need to know before I begin drilling...
    - Will it be plaster on brick like I think?
    - What screws/plugs should I use?
    - Is there a risk of pulling down the plaster?

    Thanks in advance
    Barry
     

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    If you knock the wall and feels solid (most likely) drill 8mm holes 3 inches deep.
    Use my favourite plugs Fischer duopower and 3 inch screws.
    Nothing will pull that off.
    If you're worried about going through the chimney (impossible really if you're careful), use 2 inches screws, but the grip will not be to full potential.
     
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    No, screws are too long.
    At 3 inches they comply with manufacturer spec and protrude half inch.
    Also those are concrete screws, you need simply twin or single thread screws.
     
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    Johnny, you're a rockstar!
    Thanks for the advice
     
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