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Old 07-16-2017, 02:31 PM  
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Default Attaching ledger to brick Fireplace

I am installing a floating mantel to a brick fireplace.

The mantel will be made of cherry and be approx 5 ft long, 6 inches thick and 7 inches deep. It will be open in back to accept the ledger.

Question: how is the best way to attach a 2 x 4 ledger to the fireplace brick?

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Old 07-16-2017, 07:13 PM  
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If the brick is the typical red brick, it has little or no retention value, so you can use TAPCONS into the grout. If the brick is a manf. cement brick then you can youe them anywhere.
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