Hello, I've just moved into a new apartment and need to mount my
curtain rod to the ceiling. I tried drilling, but there is a beam.
is there an extremely strong adhesive that i could use to mount the
curtain wire hardware to the ceiling? if there is a better way please
let me know. I don't know what to use. Thanks.
Does the beam seem to be metal, or wood? If wood, it's exactly the right
thing to mount to.
Adhesives are a terrible idea for your situation. Go stick a drill bit into
the hole you already drilled and use it to measure the depth of the hole to
the point where the bit touches the beam. Come back and tell us that
In that case, you're dealing with something other than drywall. No drywall
is 1-2mm thick. Maybe it's just a plaster skim coat. You may need to come up
with a way to mount your curtains to the wall. Again, adhesives are not the
Yes. There are special anchors (inserts) you can use in concrete. To find
out what you've got, you can ask the landlord or maintenance people. Or,
pick up a titanium drill bit, take a brief shot at the material, and see
what sort of debris or dust you find on the drill bit. You'll need to remove
enough of the surface coating so its dust doesn't obscure the evidence
gotten from the beam.
Or, mount the curtains on the wall.
Either way, I'd suggest that you open your phone book and locate a good
hardware store. Not Home Depot. Not Lowes. Not Wal Mart. A real hardware
store. We can tell you the names of hardware to buy, but when you get them
home, you will still be clueless. You need to speak to someone standing
right in front of you.
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