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beech 09-26-2010 03:33 PM

Hanging really heavy mirror
 
Does anyone have any experience in hanging a really heavy mirror, 70 lbs. I want to make sure it is safe. Any suggestions would be apreciated. Thanks guys,

stadry 09-26-2010 04:34 PM

just be sure you hang it on & w/something that can hold that weight,,, nominal shear strength of fasteners ( hooks ) should be dble the load's weight,,, this means either a good size'd nail OR screw into the 2x4 behind the drywall :thumbup:

aggreX 09-26-2010 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by beech (Post 507454)
Does anyone have any experience in hanging a really heavy mirror, 70 lbs. I want to make sure it is safe

HD/Lowes did not have the hardware I needed to safely mount a similarly large mirror and picture. I bought a flat strip of metal 1 x 24 x 1/8 and made two 8 inch strips, drilled 4 holes on each strip. I used 3 screws to install each strip on the back of the mirror and connected the remaining hole with metal wire. Find the stud and use a good size threaded L-shaped hanging screw or 2

beech 09-26-2010 05:35 PM

thanks guys

wnabcptrNH 09-26-2010 06:57 PM

framed mirror or just mirror?

beech 09-26-2010 08:46 PM

framed but it might just be particle board.

wnabcptrNH 09-26-2010 08:53 PM

I would just make sure you screw into studs. I wouldnt trust those drywall hangers.

carina 05-11-2011 10:33 AM

how to hang heavy mirror or art work
 
use zbar hanger for any heavy item .is a strip aluminum and has holes every 4".you can serch it on line.or find it in zbarhanger.com


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