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Memorial Plaques - A Tutorial - Mounting Methods

General

A variety of standard as well as special mounting methods are available to suit virtually any memorial plaque installation.

Standard Mounting Methods

Concealed Mount

BOSS & STUD

Drilled and tapped bosses on back of plate. Threaded studs for concealed mounting to brick, stone or cement. Flat backed plates do not have bosses.

HOW-TO-DO-IT

  1. Screw studs into threaded bosses in back of plaque.
  2. Using studs to locate points on mounting surface, drill holes in mounting surface slightly larger than threaded stud.
  3. If wall is solid such as cement or brick;
    1. Discard washers and nuts. Fill holes using 'Liquid Nails', 'Epoxy' or other permanent mastic.
    2. Push studs into the holes and anchor plaque until mastic hardens.
  4. If you can get to the back of the wall;
    1. Insert studs through holes and have it held in place.
    2. From the rear, place washers on studs and secure with nut

ADDED COST - NONE

Rosette and Anchor Mount

MACHINE SCREWS & EXPANSION SLEEVES

Expansion sleeves for mounting to brick, stone or cement with optional rosette covers (see below).

HOW-TO-DO-IT

  1. Using holes in plaque to locate points on mounting surface, drill holes in mounting surface to accommodate expansion sleeve.
  2. Insert expansion sleeves into all holes.
  3. Insert screws through plaque and fasten into expansion sleeves.
  4. Screw on decorative rosette

ADDED COST - NONE

Rosette and Toggle Bolt Mount

MACHINE SCREWS & TOGGLE BOLTS

Toggle bolts for hollow wall installation with optional rosette covers (see below).

HOW-TO-DO-IT

  1. Using holes in plaque to locate points on mounting surface, drill holes in mounting surface to accommodate toggle bolts.
  2. Insert machine screws through plaque and screw toggle bolts onto machine screws.
  3. Tighten machine screws.
  4. Screw on decorative rosette.

ADDED COST - NONE

Rosette and Wood Screw Mount

ROSETTES & WOOD SCREWS

Wood screws for mounting to wood surfaces. Can also use optional rosette covers (see below).

HOW-TO-DO-IT

  1. Using holes in plaque to locate points on mounting surface, drill pilot holes in mounting surface if desired.
  2. Insert screws through plaque and tighten.
  3. Screw on decorative rosette

ADDED COST - NONE

Stake Mount - straight or 45 degree

HOW-TO-DO-IT

  1. Insert provided screws through rear of stake.
  2. Tighten screws into holes in back of plaque.

ADDED COST - ABOUT $70

Square Post Back Mount

HOW-TO-DO-IT

  1. Dig mounting hole in ground.  If concrete will be used, make hole a little larger.
  2. Make sure post is plumb in both directions (left/right and Forward / back).
  3. Pour concrete or tightly pack sand around post.
  4. Insert provided bolts through rear of post.
  5. Tighten bolts into holes in back of plaque.

ADDED COST - $100 to $200

Rosettes

Rosettes are decorative elements used to cover the screw heads on a e plaque installation. Rosettes can also be used with other materials to accent architectural décor.

All rosettes (except R77) are available in cast bronze, brass or aluminum. Rosettes marked with an asterisk (*) are standard---all others are available as an option.

*R2 5/8"
*R5
1-1/8"
*R32 7/8" *R77 5/8" *R74 11/16"
*R16 1-1/8"
R60 2-1/2" RH 2" R99 1-3/8"
R69 1-1/2" R123 1" R2140
1-3/8"
R95 1-3/8"
1" Star with R16 1-1/8" 1-3/8" Star R57 9/16"
R54 11/16"
R48 1"
*indicates standard
rosette
R4 7/8" R1184 7/8" R1023 5/8"

 

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