I want to mount a Tripp Lite Model #DWM60100XX television wall mounting bracket that weighs 31 pounds on a brick wall above a gas fireplace in my family room and then hang an 86-inch television that weighs 124 pounds on the bracket.

The mounting bracket is anchored to the masonry with (4) 1/2-inch dia. by 1-3/8-inch long plastic anchors and (4) 1/2-inch dia. by 3-1/2-inch long lag bolts that screw into the plastic anchors.

There are 21 courses of brick above the fireplace where the television will be mounted. There will be 10 courses of brick above the two anchors which are located along the top of the mounting bracket and 8 courses of brick below the two anchors which are located along the bottom of the mounting bracket.

Will the brick wall support this weight?

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    Have you checked the temperature of where you want the tv with the fireplace on/burning? TVs usually do not like heat. If the bricks are mounted well, it should hold the weight
    – crip659
    Commented Feb 6 at 20:08
  • "I want to mount a bracket... the bracket is mounted" which is it? Is the bracket already up? Is the "Is mounted..." part indicating what the instructions say to do? I don't think there are too many plastic anchors designed for mounting things in brick, and 1-3/8" doesn't seem particularly deep for holding up 150+ pounds of expensive equipment.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Feb 6 at 21:02
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    @FreeMan I think the mounting bolts are made out of metal, they are to be screwed into the embedded plastic sleeve. It should be fine if the installation follows the manufacturer's instructions.
    – r13
    Commented Feb 6 at 21:32
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    The horizontal spacing of the mount's anchors is important. Vertical spacing? What's the TV's max distance from the wall? Best to embed a picture of the mount. I'd like to see a picture of the brick and it's mortar joints before making even modest assumptions about the mortar. Capturing the wall's interface with the ceiling would be nice to verify that it's braced at the top or instead to suggest that the wall is intermittently tied to something behind it. Maybe it's a structural brick wall? And I can't imagine you know what type of mortar was used, e.g. type S? The bricks are 4" thick?
    – popham
    Commented Feb 6 at 21:35
  • Here's its data sheet: assets.tripplite.com/product-pdfs/en/dwm60100xx.pdf
    – popham
    Commented Feb 6 at 21:44


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