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Startingover 04-08-2013 07:38 AM

mollys
 
If you need to move a molly, just 1/2", how close to the old hole is safe to put another hole?

My daughter hung the bathroom mirror, but didn't use level, just measured from top and bottom, which were off. Now the mirror is crooked. I'm afraid if I move one molly 1/2" that it will pop a hole since it might be too close to where the other molly was.

Or, if I leave the one molly where it is, maybe that will add support and I can just add another molly above it? (rather than remove it and patch the hole).

Worried cause a girlfriend put so many holes in a wall rearranging a curtain rod that she had to call a drywaller when a big chunk of drywall fell out.

1/2" isn't much but it bugs me.

thanks

joecaption 04-08-2013 07:44 AM

Your right most likly it's going tp bust out.
It is a drywall wall right?
Got a picture of what your trying to do?
Pictures and mirrows should be hung using two points on the wall, this way they can be leveled and will not keep swinging out of level.

Startingover 04-08-2013 07:48 AM

thanks Joe,

yes, it is drywall.

This mirror has two 'eyes' on each side of the mirror frame, and a warning, "do not use picture wire".

We got rid of the builders giant mirror and put a smaller decorative mirror over the sink. I'm just glad it's the guest bath because I don't have to look at it very often.

DannyT 04-08-2013 08:04 AM

are the eyes on the back of the mirror screwed on by any chance? can you move one of them up or down ?

Startingover 04-08-2013 08:08 AM

danny,

wow, aren't you clever. I never thought to check the mirror eyes. Will do it right now.


(I'm from Ohio too)

EDIT: checked the frame and not sure I should mess with the screws holding the eye's on. Just realized (altho it's pretty) the frame looks like wood but is plastic.

hand drive 04-08-2013 08:37 AM

can you make an extension wire loop out of electrical wire or similar that hangs off of the low sided eyelet or high sided drywall insert with screw and then hangs from the screw?

Startingover 04-08-2013 12:40 PM

handdrive,

aha! This is something I might play with and experiment with. That didn't occur to me either. I think this could work.

thanks.

jagans 04-08-2013 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 1154846)
handdrive,

aha! This is something I might play with and experiment with. That didn't occur to me either. I think this could work.

thanks.

Sounds like one of those cases of tunnel vision. I get them all the time.

Here we have a rare case of two wrongs making a right, or a plumb, as it were. :laughing:


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