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How to hang up items on dry wall ?

Author : faustina

Submitted : 2018-02-15 14:01:54    Popularity:     

Tags: items  hang  wall  dry  

I want to hang pictures and items such as the modern wall shelves that are the rage right now but the dry wall does not want to take them even with the plastic retainers that come in the package.

Answers:

Get screw anchors

you need to fix to the wood the dry wall is fixed to usually every 18ins upright 3" or 4" by 2" along the wall probably starting in the corner of the wall to give you a chance of a good start to finding them the 18" may vary in the USA you can fix anything into the wood except a tank of course that would be too heavy

You could arrange to put your items where the studs are, and thus your screw would go into solid wood. Thsi is good, but not good for decorationis. There are special anchors for hanging heavy items. Depending on the situation, I prefer to use toggle bolts like these: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Hawk-2-Pac... They come in many sizes.


For other applications, you might try these: they hold up to 40 lbs.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/E-Z-Ancor-50-Pa...

These are rated to 50 lbs.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/E-Z-Ancor-Tw...

Make your fixings directly into studs rather than the drywall. Use a stud finder (or a bradawl). If you can't locate them, or they are not in the right, place use expanding type anchors or gravity 'snap' toggles which can hold a fair bit of weight on drywall.

try using a wedge anchor..or a toggle bolt



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