Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2019, 02:52 PM   #1
AggieDoc08
Four Point
 
AggieDoc08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montgomery, TX
Hunt In: Concho and Menard
Default Recs on hanging elk above fireplace

The wait is finally over and I just picked up my elk from the taxidermist. Iím going to hang it on my stone fireplace, but need suggestions on how everyone thinks would be the best way. The total weight of the mount is 59#. Stopped at Home Depot on my way home from the shop, but they didnít have too many options that I felt would work well. Any of the ďsleeve-typeĒ anchors were too short to be comfortable. Considered a Tapcon bolt, but have no experience with them and didnít know how theyíd hold up to the down/outward force being put on the head with just being a bare bolt. Any recommendations would be awesome! Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AggieDoc08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
Gclyde28
Eight Point
 
Gclyde28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Default

Wont be able to make a logical suggestion without seeing the whole elk.




A small wedge anchor would be overkill but def wouldn't let that elk go anywhere.
Gclyde28 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
AggieDoc08
Four Point
 
AggieDoc08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montgomery, TX
Hunt In: Concho and Menard
Default

Got the horns detachable for ease of transport.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AggieDoc08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 03:11 PM   #4
stx
Six Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Default

Thicker diameter tapcon should do the trick.
stx is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 03:26 PM   #5
docmay
Pope & Young
 
docmay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Amarillo
Default

I have the same situation and my taxidermist hung several in stone. I have done it as well. Use a masonary but and drill a pilot hole with slight downward angle. Then put one of the big blue masonary screws in to the hole. They will self tap in the rock. It works great!
docmay is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 03:27 PM   #6
Texastaxi
Pope & Young
 
Texastaxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West of Houston
Hunt In: now accepting invitations!
Default

Start by getting rid of that cheap *** corner bracket and put a real hanger on it.

McKenzie sells a hanger called "peace of mind", that is made specifically for mounts like that.

As far as anchoring it to the fire place, I'd use a hilti type bolt. The tapcons, will work, but to me seem a little more finicky to get them to hold. You don't need a big one, something in the 1/4" range is plenty big.
Texastaxi is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 03:28 PM   #7
AggieDoc08
Four Point
 
AggieDoc08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montgomery, TX
Hunt In: Concho and Menard
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stx View Post
Thicker diameter tapcon should do the trick.
Thanks. I was thinking of a 3/8"x3-4". Stones are 4" thick. Would I need to add any sort of compound/mortar around it as I'm screwing it in, or is the bare bolt in a properly sized hole enough?
AggieDoc08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 03:31 PM   #8
AggieDoc08
Four Point
 
AggieDoc08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montgomery, TX
Hunt In: Concho and Menard
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by docmay View Post
I have the same situation and my taxidermist hung several in stone. I have done it as well. Use a masonary but and drill a pilot hole with slight downward angle. Then put one of the big blue masonary screws in to the hole. They will self tap in the rock. It works great!
Great, Thanks!
AggieDoc08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 03:31 PM   #9
AggieDoc08
Four Point
 
AggieDoc08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montgomery, TX
Hunt In: Concho and Menard
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texastaxi View Post
Start by getting rid of that cheap *** corner bracket and put a real hanger on it.

McKenzie sells a hanger called "peace of mind", that is made specifically for mounts like that.

As far as anchoring it to the fire place, I'd use a hilti type bolt. The tapcons, will work, but to me seem a little more finicky to get them to hold. You don't need a big one, something in the 1/4" range is plenty big.
Thanks! I'll look up that bracket. Appreciate the advice!
AggieDoc08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 03:40 PM   #10
docmay
Pope & Young
 
docmay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Amarillo
Default



Here are some examples I hung with masonary screws if tapacrap works.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
docmay is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 05:04 PM   #11
Dave W
Ten Point
 
Dave W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Crystal City
Default

Doc's showing off again...............I would too!


I got a 6" x6" metal plate and welded two 1/4" rods to it. That allowed me to mount the plate with as many screws or whatever as i wanted.

Last edited by Dave W; 09-12-2019 at 05:06 PM. Reason: added
Dave W is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 05:05 PM   #12
Dale Moser
Pope & Young
 
Dale Moser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wise Cty
Hunt In: Young Cty
Default

Get the Tapcons with the hex head, rather than phillips. The phillips have a tapered shoulder that you don't want, the hex heads will hold better in the metal bracket.
Dale Moser is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 05:23 PM   #13
docmay
Pope & Young
 
docmay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Amarillo
Default

The screws we used were the hex heads but were tapered and not squared at the head. Made me nervous but my taxi assured me they would work and is what he used. I left plenty of screw out to hold the mount and made sure I had some upward angle.
docmay is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 05:30 PM   #14
AggieDoc08
Four Point
 
AggieDoc08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montgomery, TX
Hunt In: Concho and Menard
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by docmay View Post
The screws we used were the hex heads but were tapered and not squared at the head. Made me nervous but my taxi assured me they would work and is what he used. I left plenty of screw out to hold the mount and made sure I had some upward angle.
Nice pics! What size screws did you use? 1/4", 3/8", etc?
AggieDoc08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 05:54 PM   #15
Jmh05
Pope & Young
 
Jmh05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lubbock, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green/Irion, Fisher Co.
Default

Gig’em fellow Aggie Docs! ER physician class of ‘05. Great looking mounts. I need to show my wife this thread so she quits worrying about all the mounts in the house.
Jmh05 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 06:01 PM   #16
Black Ice
Pope & Young
 
Black Ice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Baton Rouge
Hunt In: Jefferson & Brooks County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by docmay View Post


Here are some examples I hung with masonary screws if tapacrap works.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Very nice!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Black Ice is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 06:02 PM   #17
rut-ro
Ten Point
 
rut-ro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Sugar Land
Hunt In: Leon,Madison and Zavalla
Default

get it hung yet?
rut-ro is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 06:11 PM   #18
Quackerbox
Pope & Young
 
Quackerbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Magnolia
Hunt In: The woods
Default

The man has a mahi mount in the daggone kitchen. If that ain't winning nobody knows it

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Quackerbox is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 06:19 PM   #19
docmay
Pope & Young
 
docmay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Amarillo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quackerbox View Post
The man has a mahi mount in the daggone kitchen. If that ain't winning nobody knows it

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
That was my wifeís bday present 2 years ago. She thinks they are pretty and I hung it when she wasnít home. All good!
docmay is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 06:24 PM   #20
Quackerbox
Pope & Young
 
Quackerbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Magnolia
Hunt In: The woods
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by docmay View Post
That was my wifeís bday present 2 years ago. She thinks they are pretty and I hung it when she wasnít home. All good!
Beautiful fish for sure! Even better grilled, place on a tortilla with some red cabbage and, little spicy mayo and pico!

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Quackerbox is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 06:29 PM   #21
docmay
Pope & Young
 
docmay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Amarillo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quackerbox View Post
Beautiful fish for sure! Even better grilled, place on a tortilla with some red cabbage and, little spicy mayo and pico!

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Agree!!!!
docmay is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 06:39 PM   #22
AggieDoc08
Four Point
 
AggieDoc08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montgomery, TX
Hunt In: Concho and Menard
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rut-ro View Post
get it hung yet?


Not yet... need to run into town to get the right screws, so itíll have to wait until after my shift tomorrow. Iíll post pics once itís up!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AggieDoc08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2019, 09:48 PM   #23
Dale Moser
Pope & Young
 
Dale Moser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wise Cty
Hunt In: Young Cty
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AggieDoc08 View Post
Not yet... need to run into town to get the right screws, so itíll have to wait until after my shift tomorrow. Iíll post pics once itís up!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Get the masonry bit too, the screw package will have what size you need. If you donít have a hammer drill borrow one, and drill the hole straight (donít waller it out) but angling down a little bit like doc said. Not a lot, maybe 5 degrees. Run it in with a drill, not an impact.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Dale Moser is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 04:37 PM   #24
AggieDoc08
Four Point
 
AggieDoc08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montgomery, TX
Hunt In: Concho and Menard
Default

Finally got him on the wall! Thanks for all the recommendations everyone. It took a little over a week to get the bracket Texastaxi recommended, but I believe it was well worth it!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
AggieDoc08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 04:46 PM   #25
rvd
Ten Point
 
rvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Coast
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Nice!
rvd is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 04:47 PM   #26
7sdad
Ten Point
 
7sdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, Texas
Default

Very nice !
7sdad is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 04:52 PM   #27
FireNguns
Ten Point
 
FireNguns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Lindsay
Hunt In: Grayson County
Default

Looks very nice.
FireNguns is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 05:00 PM   #28
docmay
Pope & Young
 
docmay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Amarillo
Default

Looks great! Congrats!!!!
docmay is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 05:06 PM   #29
TxSon1836
Eight Point
 
TxSon1836's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: McKinney
Hunt In: Oklahoma- Public
Default

Thats awesome!
TxSon1836 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 05:56 PM   #30
Jmh05
Pope & Young
 
Jmh05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lubbock, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green/Irion, Fisher Co.
Default

Looks great.
Jmh05 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 06:10 PM   #31
quarterback
Pope & Young
 
quarterback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sunnyvale
Hunt In: San Saba
Default

Dang that looks good! Congratulations on getting that big dude.
quarterback is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 06:13 PM   #32
Raleigh
Ten Point
 
Raleigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pearland TX
Default

Very Nice Jeffery. Again congrats on the bull.
Raleigh is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 06:52 PM   #33
BO-N-ARO
Ten Point
 
BO-N-ARO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Plano
Hunt In: Kansas / Missouri / Africa
Default

Nice!!!
BO-N-ARO is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-20-2019, 11:06 PM   #34
03GruntUSMC
Ten Point
 
03GruntUSMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wilco
Hunt In: Llano, Tx/ Colorado
Default

Very nice!!
03GruntUSMC is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-21-2019, 02:19 AM   #35
JTeLarkin08
Pope & Young
 
JTeLarkin08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Aledo
Hunt In: Weatherford/Childress
Default

Looks Great!! I would have posted my plate I made for my moose but you already had it figured out..

I get to pick my elk up in a few weeks.. I am stoked
JTeLarkin08 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-21-2019, 07:09 AM   #36
Txbownut
Ten Point
 
Txbownut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: East Texas
Hunt In: South Texas, East Texas, Colorado
Default

Nicely done, all the way around.
Txbownut is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-21-2019, 07:13 AM   #37
RutnBuk
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brownwood, Tx
Hunt In: Mills/Brown county
Default

Very nice
RutnBuk is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-21-2019, 08:47 AM   #38
Texas Grown
Pope & Young
 
Texas Grown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Burleson, Texas
Default

Looks fantastic!
Texas Grown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-21-2019, 08:51 AM   #39
GOODEN
Six Point
 
GOODEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Default

Looks good
GOODEN is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-21-2019, 09:10 AM   #40
Mertzon Man
Pope & Young
 
Mertzon Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Lake Travis, Austin
Hunt In: Irion, Webb, counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by docmay View Post
I have the same situation and my taxidermist hung several in stone. I have done it as well. Use a masonary but and drill a pilot hole with slight downward angle. Then put one of the big blue masonary screws in to the hole. They will self tap in the rock. It works great!
This is how I hung six or so mounts on a rock wall.
Mertzon Man is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-21-2019, 11:11 AM   #41
Atfulldraw
Pope & Young
 
Atfulldraw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hill Country
Hunt In: a high fence, southwest of DFW, Colorado
Default

this thread is probably going to cost me about 10 grand.....

I though I was going to get away without putting a fireplace in the new house, but I'm pretty sure you and Doc just ruined those plans
Atfulldraw is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com