I want to hang a framed mirror over my fireplace. The thing must
weigh 50 lb. I want to make sure its secure. The stud is not
exactly in the right place. What do you guys think about thos hooks
into the dry wall such as
"Spring Steel: Spring steel provides high yielding strength without
the Heavy Duty Wall Hanger loosing it's original shape. This allows
for heavy objects to be hung and not fearing of the product "buckling"
under too much stress.
Revolutionary Design: Requires NO TOOLS! No longer will you need to
Are these too good to be true, or do they work?
Even if they do work you may not be able to use them. Your drywall
above the fire place may only be 3/4" away from the masonry. In my
house there are 1x2s nailed on the flat to the masonry and the drywall
screwed to those firing strips.
Drill a small hole and check your depth.
Read the fine print, those hooks hold up to 150# or whatever the wall
My 1975 plan house has 3/8" drywall with no more than 6 nails per 4x8
I would only use a quality mirror hook and a #8 screw or tapcon screw (which
depends on wood or brick) to secure it.
I used to have to import them from Chicago but the local Lowes now stocks
them in the picture hanging section. I have installed some really large
heavy mirrors ( like 5x8 feet framed) using no more than 2 hooks.
Don't recall the brand name. They are blister packed, green images or
background on the packaging. About $6 a pair. Use screws not the included
nails for most secure installation.
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Those are those Hercules Hooks pitch man Billy Mays pimps off. All his
shit is, well...shit from what I can tell. Be the last thing I'd trust a
mirror on. When you see words like revolutionary & miracle, those are
keywords for junk.
How wide is the mirror?
Centering over fireplace?
Where is the stud you found in relation to center?
Answers to those might get you some replies.
I'm not sure about stud layout above a fireplace. Regular framing is
usually 16" or 24" apart studs.
The thing is about 42 X 42, weighing slightly over 50 lbs (mirror on
big peice of wood). But one thing I noticed is that there appears to
be a stud at the exact center, where I need one. Very convenient.
The back of the frame has a circle with a claps held by 2 screws.
There is not wire on the back. It would seem that it might have been
a mirror for a bedroom drawer set. I was wondering if I could just
screw in a very large screw into the stud and just hand the circle
over the end of the screw. The screw I have in mind is much bigger
than the kind that come with these 100 lb hook hangers.
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