Hanging into brick ?
I want to hang a large mirror over my fireplace. I have French cleats rated up to 200lbs. I think I am using one on each side of the mirror bc the mirror is wide (71 inches). The mirror is heavy, maybe 70lbs. I can lift it (and I'm kind of a weakling) but it is heavy. I figure the 200 lb cleat rating is over kill. I'm fine with that ;-)
I've been reading the best way to do this but I'm getting conflicting info. If I use an anchor does it go into the brick or the mortar? I'm worried the mortar would crumble but it seems around here people suggest that over the brick. And is an anchor the best way to go about this?
I'm PROBABLY going to hire out because I don't want to screw this up but I do want to know the proper way to do this before someone comes to my house.
I see lots of photos with tvs and mirrors hung on brick. Is this a bad idea structural wise? No earth quakes near me but I don't want it to fall-ever.
Thanks in advance.