Hey guys, we just started working with box signs and have an install to do and was wondering what is the best way to anchor down a 3ft x 6ft lighted box sign on to a brick wall. Any type of info would be helpful.
Originally Posted by signguy 55 View Post
Lag bolts and shields would also work. Make a template out of 4mm corrugated plastic, predrill your holes at your shop, duct tape the template to the wall, drill your holes, install the shields and git 'er done. This way will save you time in the long run.
I don't install sign boxes, but as far as tips go this is a great one.
I find it hard to believe that anyone would even consider using masonry drive pins, slap nails, hammer pins, or whatever you might call them, as ddarlak showed, to install illuminated lightbox signs. A proper lag bolt and lead anchor with appropriate brackets would be the minimum requred for such an installation. I'm sure if you do your research you'll find code in your area for this type of installation too.
You are misinformed. You should have asked meAll the professional installers do it that way.
Do not use those, sure they hold but what a half ***, hack way of doing things. Unless you like to screw the next person use those. expansion bolts, lags and shields, tapcons are a much better alternative and just as easy to install.
drive pins are great but I also like to drive 2-4 of these in depending on the size of sign. titen HD. you drill hole and screw these in with socket wrench and its not easy and they hold!