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robwallis 08-17-2010 02:11 PM

Help to hang heavy mirror
 
Hello, I'm hanging a heavy (over 100 lbs probably) mirror on one of our walls. It has four keyhole-size hangers on the back, which I'm hoping are 16" apart (to match the studs).

What I'm wondering is what is the best hardware to use to mount it, and, any ideas on lifting it into place?

There will be two of us, but I'm trying to come up with some idea to minimize the strain on our backs!

Thanks, Rob

framerman 08-17-2010 03:32 PM

This answer doesn't help your keyhole situation.

When I've hung mirrors that big, I usually get those aluminum cleat hangers. Very easy to lift on and off, very rugged, 16" OC is not an issue.

http://govart.com/hardware_cleat.html

PaliBob 08-17-2010 05:01 PM

Good Tip from Framer
Can you imagine the problem of trying to wrestle the heavy mirror to line up with four fasteners that you may not have installed to be a PERFECT mirror image of the slots in your mirror.

Another consideration is that with Framer's Cleat you can perfectly center the mirror in your desired wall space.

You can weigh the mirror on a Bathroom Scale
Let us know how things work out

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