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Old 10-17-2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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I need to mount a hanger rod in a closet. Walls are old plaster lath. I was planning to mount a 1 x 2 about 12" long on both walls, perhaps 3 or 4 screws each, and then mount the rod to the 1x2's. What is the best anchor type ?
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:31 AM   #2
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If you aren't carrying much weight, grabbing the wood behind will normally provide enough holding power.

These style anchors have always worked well for me in hollow wall designs.

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As in a rod that's going to support garments?
If so your going to need to find the studs.
I've seen those molly bolts used and it just ripped a huge hole out of the plaster when it came down.
Hard to find studs in a plaster wall, couple of different ways to do it.
A magnetic stud finder should be able to find the nails in the lath.
Look for the nails in the baseboard.
As a last resort I'd us large butterfly bolts.
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Make the board wider, maybe 1x6 or so, all the way from back to front of the closet, then after you have the rod mounted you can throw a shelf on top.
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