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by Ron Hazelton on November 22, 2014 in News
by Ron Hazelton on October 28, 2014 in News
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How should I hang a heavy metal architectural piece (for decoration) on an outdoor wall sided with hardiplank?
Ron, I am hanging an metal tire rack that holds 4 tire and wheel in my garage. I have a stud on one side but not the other. I was looking at the TOGGLER 50400 for this. I what go over kill so it is safe, I figure 100lbs per tire/wheel inflated. What are your thoughts.
I have a heavy large antique window I want to hang on the wall. Where do I put brackets in the windows and what kind? Which bolts do I use in the walls?
Thank you! I've never felt confident when it comes to something as simple as hanging a heavier picture. So grateful for you video. Now I know!
Two things I don't like about toggle bolts is that they require such a large hole and you have to keep tension pulling on it to screw it in.
Anchor into the studs for that weight.
Good tips Bro.
So what do you use?
Just be sure you anchor into the wall studs.
Try the plastic ones. They don't rust and are cheaper than s/s.
Good demonstration! When using the plastic anchors you should use a drill one size smaller than the anchor diameter in my experiece, not the same size.
Very helpful - thanks!
those 'brass' flowerettes come in a 3-nail wide version too, plus the medallions are slightly different sized/shaped/weight ratings(depending on the 3-4 manufacturers--tho hardware stores mostly just carry the 1 size/style you showed).
have looked on line and found no answer to my question of "does anyone produce an 'outside' quality(read that stainless) butterfly toggle?" I need some for outside where they will be getting wet(and be close the the ground) and dont need the rusting/replacement problem from that!!!
Hi Ron, I got a question i have a spare room that the walls are panneling, but i wanna make the room a pantry with shelves. is it possible to put shelfing on pannel to store can goods and other stuff. what do you recommend
That's not a barbell.
I have hung window coverings for 40 years...don't use threaded anchors or plastic shields...They WILL pull out (mainly in drywall). This is experience talking.
3 things:1) All plastic anchors are not created equal. The smooth fluted ones (like in the video) don't hold nearly as well as the ones with barbs. Pay attention when shopping for them and get the barbed ones if possible.2) Molly bolts will sometimes spin before the wings cantilever over, catch them quick with pliers and you may be able to salvage the installation.3) It wasn't stressed that the toggle bolts need to be installed on the bracket BEFORE insertion as they are a one-time fastener. You cannot remove the screw like a molly as the toggle will fall inside the wall.
Thanks for your great tips Ron!
Well Mr.Hazelton...this was a 2fer for me. For years I'd take a 1/4 inch bit, drill two holes, then chip out the dry wall...put the toggle through. Never thought to use a flat bit. I'm glad the wife dosn't get your e-mail tips lol. Thank you.
We are hanging a ship helm wheel on our wall and I was worried about the weight. Thanks for this video. VERY helpful and clear!!!
Make sure the plastic anchor has a lip on it. Otherwise it can be pushed into the void behind the wall.
all the walls in my house are plaster. Would like to see how to install a tv shelf.
Enjoyed your video on How to Hang Heavy Objects on Walls. It was very informative.
I have use all of them from time to time depending on what it was for... Never had a problem with any of them..
Thanks Ron. A joyous holiday to you and yours!
Great video! Please keep em coming!
You just prevented a potential disaster and saved me years of worrying about said disaster. Toggle bolts may be overkill for my project, but I don't see the harm in being overly cautious.
Hi Ron - Excellent presentation! I also rarely leave comments, but your presentation was so clear, concise and helpful that I just wanted to say: Thanks so much! All the best, Peter
I was trying to figure out how to mount a surfboard rack to drywall, and this post was very informative and well done. It's short, to the point and with great presentation. This allowed me to call a hardware store and know what to ask for and have an intelligent conversation to get the items I needed.
I don't normally take the time to comment, but I appreciate you taking the time to make this video.
Hello Ron I just wanted to tell you that I like your program and presentation. You have an English fan and fellow DIY'r over here onthe other side of the pond! Keep up the good informative work my friend.CheersVIC