I have hung a clock on our stone wall, but am concerned about how it is hung and would like to get some verification / ideas.
There was a post in the wall when we moved in and we have used it to hang a Christmas wreath on it so far.
The post seems to be aluminum and is slightly flexible. I am concerned that the clock may fall off of the post if the wire holding it up slips forward far enough. This clock is at least 30 pounds heavy. Because of that weight, I am also concerned that it may be putting stress on the mortar. Should I be concerned about that?
So my questions so far revolve around whether or not this is too much weight for this post / the mortar and any ideas on what I can do to ensure the clock stays safely hung? I have thought of either replacing the post (not sure where to start) or putting something on the post to stop the wire from slipping forward. Any ideas on how to keep if from slipping forward if you don't think I should remove the original post?
Here is a picture of it hung:
And here is a closeup of the post: