A mate has roped me into helping him hang a 1400 x 900 mirror on the wall in his freshly re-furbished bathroom. It has been re-tiled and from a knuckle_knock, sounds hollow so I don't really know (pre any further tests) what's behind there (studwork, dot_n_dab plasterboard etc).
The mirror is to be mounted landscape and has a wood backing, into which the supplier of the mirror has attached 3 small hanging 'loops' at the back near the top (but still behind the mirror) and a couple of little brass retaining plates that are exposed underneath. The idea being that you hang the mirror from the top and retain it there (so it can't be lifted up and off) at the bottom.
There are several issues:
I'm not sure I like the idea of trying to provide *three* hanging points? They only have to be slightly out of line and the whole thing could rock about on two and if and / or the middle wall mount was lower it would not do anything at all?
I'm not sure I like the idea of trying to 'hang' something so big and heavy on loops that can swing about. They might be ok once you have them hooked over <whatever?> but as you won't be able to see them while you are doing it ... ?
I really don't want to be party to either me dropping or it falling down onto his new basins and unit (or any of us)!
So, assuming we have checked the wall behind the tiles for services etc ... can anyone recommend hardware that would make this job easier or more predictable please? Are there any brackets, clips, mounts / whatever that would give us a better chance of a getting a good anchorage on(?) / though the tiles and would also attach to the wooden rear of the mirror (looked like 12mm chipboard to me at a quick glance) and give the whole thing a more positive (and ideally, adjustable to some degree) location?
I have wall hung heavy plasma TV's and the like but never on tiles and where you couldn't get to the back of the thing as you were mounting it.
Cheers, T i m