Fitting a cast iron fireplace mantel with no lugs?


Postby joelgro » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:57 am

Hi,
I have an old cast iron fireplace mantel that I would like to fit to a fireplace but the screw lugs are missing.
Any suggestions appreciated on how to best attach the mantel to the wall.
Thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:53 pm

joelgro,
The mantel shelf will generallly rest and locate on the surround or am I not understanding your question?
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Postby joelgro » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:04 pm

Hi Stoneyboy,
The cast iron mantel is all one piece with an insert behind it if you Google "victorianfires.co.uk" and search for "fitting a fireplace" and then "cast iron insert with cast iron mantel"

I think the lugs are usually on the side of the legs of the mantel but the one I have is missing them.

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Postby Steve the gas » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:26 am

If youre worried that the surround wont hold it or seal it then drill some holes thru the mantel sides and plug/screw it.

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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:34 pm

joelgro,
If you particularly want lugs get hold of a couple of heavy duty mirror plates, fix these to the rear edge of the fire surroung sides by drilling, tapping and screwing in place.
STG's suggestion is easier.
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