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Old 02-07-2009, 12:28 PM
bdmathis bdmathis is offline
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Hanging a 25lb Marble Plaque

Hey everyone -

I had some trouble searching this forum, so sorry if this is a question answered elsewhere.

I am working on a marble plaque that is approx. 25lbs. I was thinking that I would recess two keyhole hangers in the back of the stone and attach them with epoxy.

Do you think this would be sufficient to hold it? Does anyone have a suggestion?

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Old 02-07-2009, 06:59 PM
rustyjames rustyjames is offline
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Re: Hanging a 25lb Marble Plaque

When using epoxy with this kind of application the amount of embedment in relationship to pullout is crucial. I would try testing it before hanging it. Hilti epoxy would probably work very good for this.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:03 AM
Biomorph Biomorph is offline
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Re: Hanging a 25lb Marble Plaque

Had a marble relief of about this weight. Whatever you do in the way of hanging, think about supporting from below. In my case two carriage bolts held the bottom and the weight with one on top to keep it from falling over. You could try a variety of rods or pegs, and the appearance can be made entirely acceptable. Looking at it sitting on a support leaves you with a secure feeling that I don't think you can ever get with epoxy.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:35 AM
bdmathis bdmathis is offline
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Re: Hanging a 25lb Marble Plaque

Thank you both for your replies.
When I really think about it, I'd be willing to sacrifice having hidden hangers in order to have the assurance that it is NOT going to fall some day.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:25 AM
Portoro Portoro is offline
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Re: Hanging a 25lb Marble Plaque

I put timber frames on my reliefs (15k jobs), with the top and bottom horizontals being screwed onto the wall. Safe as houses.
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