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Old 11-01-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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I'm trying to patch a section of plaster in my 1940 home and found this metal bracket attached to the studs. Any one know what this was for and is it something I can remove? Thanks for you help.;
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I'd take a look on the other side of that wall, right about where that bracket sits up against the back part of it. Especially right where you see a smaller bracket and what looks like a bolt end.

.....In other words, it looks like it is there to support something else that is attached to it, on the other side of that wall (?).
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It's a bracket used to hold a ceiling box in place. That middle piece,resting on the wall, is where the box was installed. Someone might have used it to hold a junction box on the wall.
You can remove it.
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It's a bracket used to hold a ceiling box in place. That middle piece,resting on the wall, is where the box was installed. Someone might have used it to hold a junction box on the wall.
You can remove it.
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I don't know about that Ron, I've seen similar brackets installed to hold gas lines in place (other side of the wall?)....
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my first instinct is a ceiling box bracket. since house is 1940 most likely there were plaster walls and that wall is newer sheetrock, there seems to be space between the box attachment pc and the rock.
All that said I would definately check the other side. The fact it was used inside a WALL MIGHT have been used like the old work ( cut hole in drywall ) and stick boxes with tighten up ears on em.
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If that electrical box in the foreground is a clue, could there have been a gas appliance installed here before, like a dryer? This might have been used to support the gas line and they just left it in place when they ripped out the gas line on a later remodel?

I'd hunt around the likely route of any line coming into this area to see.

If there was nothing on the other side of the wall, I'd be ok with taking it out, if it was my project.

Just a thought, I'm no expert.

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