Hanging Heavy Mirror


I have just had a Victorian mirror renovated and want to hang it onto a brick and plaster wall. The mirror weighs about 27 kilograms (60lbs) in weight.
I'm told it would have originally hung above a mantelpiece using mirror plates to hold it at the top (left and right) and sides (one each side near the bottom) the mirror would have rested on the mantelpiece to take the full weight
Because I want to hang it on a plain wall with no mantelpiece to support the weight of the mirror, what would be the safest method to use to hang this heavy mirror?
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MattHusala wrote:

Two of these http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId 0058&tsp797&id198
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However don't know how the mirrors situation is for hanging it onto these rawlbolts? maybe a chain affixed to the back?
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=========================These are the *correct* thing to use but it depends on how strongly you can attach them to the mirror itself:
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I would suggest that you make a small shelf (almost invisible) to take the weight of the mirror and use the mirror plates to hold the mirror to the wall.
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I would also put up a support on the bottom of mirror. Suggest aluminium angle strip in L position and rawlplugged to wall. Some chain attachment at the top to stop it falling forward
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"MattHusala" wrote:

I assume this is a mirror in a decorative wooden frame. If so, how thick is the frame at the point where the frame fixings need to go? You won't have a problem getting wall anchor hooks or eyes, the problem might be fixing either frame hooks, eyes or plates to the wooden frame that will either fix to the wall fixings or carry a metal chain. The size of screws that you would normally use to support something of this weight may be a bit on the large side for the wooden frame. In my experience wooden mirror and picture frames tend to split if you insert screws. This can be avoided by drilling correct size pilot holes. It might be worth asking a dealer in large framed mirrors and pictures for advice on fixings. It would be a shame to damage the mirror after paying to have it renovated. Good luck.
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