I want to install a ceiling hook for hanging a plant and need some
suggestions on what to use. The problem is that the ceiling is precast
concrete (this is a multifloor apartement building) and the usual
solutions don't apply. I'd like to avoid drilling a large hole and
inserting one of the metal anchors if at all possible. And the screws
I've seen for "threading" into concrete don't have the decorator
appeal for a women. What are the alternatives I should consider?
Thanks for the ideas.
Try looking at TAPCONS.
Available in decorator colors. Blue, red and a gray that I am aware of.
Your going to need a roto-hammer and a "hard" concrete bit to do this. As
well as permission from the landlord. Which is seriously doubtful.
Prestressed concrete is made that way for strength. Drilling holes in it
weakens the concrete. If they let you then they have to let everyone.
Time to build something from wood or metal.
If you prepare (clean) the surface carefully you could adhere any of a
number of attachments to the concrete with a good, properly cured epoxy.
The strength of the bond will exceed that needed to hold a planter.
You've pretty much covered them. Except for glue which I wouldn't.
I guess you could attach a decorative piece of wood to the ceiling with
countersunk Tapcons (the screws you mention), plug the holes and hang
the plant from a decorative through eyebolt in the wood.
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Post up from one or two nearby walls, and run a crossbar to hang the
plant from. Or use a floor-stand. If you're going to try adhesive,
you want something like a 30" medallion to give you a big enough
Oh, and if there's steel plate in that concrete ceiling get one
of those 100# magnets from www.sciplus.com
(this one should work)
Most decorative plant hooks come with a double ended screw that
has wood threads on one end and machine threads to go into the
hook. These will work just fine in a plastic anchor set in the
proper sized hole in the concrete and will be totally unseen when
the hook is installed.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
How heavy is the plant you intend to hang?
I would be careful about drilling very far into a concrete slab in a
multiunit situation. The slab could be PT'd & you might be jsut
unlucky enough to hit a PT strand.
SIKA makes a fast set epxoy Sikadur AnchorFix #1 (~5min gel, less an
hour to full cure) that would be perfect for an overhead stitation
Bond a 1/4" threaded rod & screw on a hook (a good one, not some cast
piece of crap)
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