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Im building a set of forged iron fireplace doors for a restaurant, and need help figuring out the best anchors to use to install it. It will be a double set, with the hinges welded to a plate that will be bolted to the brick face on either side. The customer says the bricklayers filled the void behind the fireplace with loose brick, and that the brick itself is hollow, not solid. This usually would be a pretty easy task using sleeve anchors, but I want to use square head lags to go along with the 'old' look of the doors. they each weigh about 30 lbs or so, 31" tall by 29" wide. Any suggestions? Im not stuck on a square headed lag, but it needs to look neat and preferably old style.

thanks in advance,
Rod
 

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Can you carefully use the mortar joint? I'm thinkin' 3/8" lead sleeves and 1 1/4" lags - drill with low impact hammer and insert the sleeves so the expansion is vertically applied.

If you hit any hollow spots, grout them solid with hydraulic and re-drill again shortly...should hold like a mofo ;)
 

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I like what Superseal said along with some epoxy.
 
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