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pyper 01-18-2012 12:35 PM

Hook on hollow door
 
My wife wants a hook for a bathrobe on a hollow core door.

The hook has been chosen (i.e., no need to suggest different types of hooks).

It attaches with two screws. I think it's made by Moen. It has a plate you mount to the surface, and then the hook hangs off the plate with a set screw to hold it fast. I am certain the screws will fail if I just drive them into the door.

What about toggle bolts? I have a box of them.

joecaption 01-18-2012 12:44 PM

Your right, the only soild area is at the very top of the door.
Some doors are not truly hollow there's what looks like card inside so a toggle may not even work. Also a toggle needs more depth then what you have to be able to spread out.
I've used what looks like white plastic super cource thread hollow wall anchors. Lowes and HD have them. Not the cheap tiny differant colored ones.
Still not a great idea. To heavy a towel and it's going to pull out.

Willie T 01-18-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by pyper (Post 826741)
My wife wants a hook for a bathrobe on a hollow core door.

The hook has been chosen (i.e., THERE IS AN OBVIOUS need to suggest different types of hooks).

It attaches with two screws. I think it's made by Moen. It has a plate you mount to the surface, and then the hook hangs off the plate with a set screw to hold it fast. I am certain the screws will fail if I just drive them into the door.

What about toggle bolts? I have a box of them.

Because the type you have chosen is simply not going to work.

This illogical statement... "The hook has been chosen (i.e., no need to suggest different types of hooks).".. is not much different than asking how to carry a full size refrigerator on a motorcycle. You may hope for it to work, but it's a sure bet you won't be happy with the outcome.

This video will show you a possibility... But I have never seen them work well in ANY situation with such thin material as a door skin.
http://youtu.be/f0qK5M-E46g

jschaben 01-18-2012 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pyper (Post 826741)
My wife wants a hook for a bathrobe on a hollow core door.

The hook has been chosen (i.e., no need to suggest different types of hooks).

It attaches with two screws. I think it's made by Moen. It has a plate you mount to the surface, and then the hook hangs off the plate with a set screw to hold it fast. I am certain the screws will fail if I just drive them into the door.

What about toggle bolts? I have a box of them.

Toggle bolt needs a fair size hole to get the wings through. If you're not planning on hanging anything more than a bathrobe on it, a short hollow wall anchor will probably work for you. ACE hardware has them in all kinds of sizes. Probably have them at Lowes and Home Depot too but getting the right one for your application will likely be a crap shoot unless you can get ahold of one of their "professionals".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNFv65-QTPI

TarheelTerp 01-18-2012 01:57 PM

through bolt it with a big 'ol fender washer on the other side

BigJim 01-18-2012 02:08 PM

The only way I know of is to make a nice decorative plaque like mount out of wood, glue and screw to door, then it is still iffy.

Willie T 01-18-2012 02:12 PM

You COULD go all the way from side to side (door edge to door edge) with a 1x4, sinking the screws into the solid wood at the edges. Then you could mount three or four hooks across the width of the door.

mae-ling 01-18-2012 02:35 PM

:(I know the feelingof someone wanting a particular thing that just isn't right.

Hooks with adhesive backing that are designed for way more weight then you have is what has worked good. The thing is not just the weight of the robe but also the fact that it more than likely will get pulled down on.

There really is not a good way of just attaching that hook to the door. Any type of wall anchor I have seen is going to pull out or wear the hole bigger in time as the hook get repeatedly pulled on.

The idea of the 1x4 (could use oak or maple or something nice) that goes side to side and put on 2 or 4 hooks is probably the best. Use construction adhesive behind it and nail/screw it on. at the two side edges cut it on a 45degree angle or leave 1/4" flat then on the 45. Remember this needs to stop just short of hitting your door stop at the top and sides.

pyper 01-18-2012 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willie T (Post 826771)

This illogical statement... "The hook has been chosen (i.e., no need to suggest different types of hooks).".. is not much different than asking how to carry a full size refrigerator on a motorcycle. You may hope for it to work, but it's a sure bet you won't be happy with the outcome.

It's perfectly logical -- my wife likes this hook, so it's going on the door. :whistling2:

I can repair or replace the door later, as necessary, but at the current time I just don't want to have a discussion about the hook.

I think I might try stripping the paint off and using Loctite Power Grab construction adhesive on a piece of plywood. Maybe in the shape of a heart. :thumbsup:

firehawkmph 01-18-2012 04:31 PM

Pyper,
you can see it's fairly obvious there really isn't a good way to attach the hook to the hollow core door. Any chance you can mount the hook on the wall somewhere near the shower? Either that or swap the door out for a solid one.
Mike Hawkins:)

Willie T 01-18-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pyper (Post 826952)
It's perfectly logical -- my wife likes this hook, so it's going on the door. :whistling2:

I can repair or replace the door later, as necessary, but at the current time I just don't want to have a discussion about the hook.

I think I might try stripping the paint off and using Loctite Power Grab construction adhesive on a piece of plywood. Maybe in the shape of a heart. :thumbsup:

Yeah, I guess I experience that logic around here from time to time, myself. :wink:

mae-ling 01-18-2012 05:02 PM

Can you at least make the plate high enoough to catch the top of the door and screw into the wood as well as the loctite.

ratherbefishing 01-18-2012 05:06 PM

I like to overbuild stuff, too. But I was in the same situation as you. I installed a robe hook with two screws into a hollow core door with plastic wall anchors. I don't remember exactly what type they were, because they have been up there for so long. Try the wall anchors before you decide it won't work.

zircon 01-18-2012 05:20 PM

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This type of anchor could work. Drill a 5/16" hole, fold the wings and insert. When the screw is tightened, the wings pull tight against the inside of the door.

mae-ling 01-18-2012 07:56 PM

Make sure do not pull down on hook when you pull robes off


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