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Correct fixing for heavy mirror

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by rossj81, 27 Sep 2020.

  1. rossj81

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    I want to hang a mirror on a wall. The mirror is 1800x600 / 6'x2' landscape, so short and wide, but quite heavy 24 kg/53 lbs. The wall is plasterboard on brick.

    I'm worried about putting that weight on plasterboard, so I was planning on drilling straight through into the brick. The problem is the plasterboard is 80 mm / 3" away from the brick so first I'll need to find really long screws, and then there will be a long protruding portion that's unsupported.

    I could screw into the stud but there aren't any noggins at the height I want, so it's going to be a challenge using the vertical studs and still centring the mirror on the wall.

    Any ideas?
     
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    150-160mm screw length , bit of tubing to use as a spacer thru plasterboard cut you size.
    Should only need a couple of these.
     
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    For that sort of weight, I would be inclined to use at least a No. 10 (5mm) screw or even an No. 12 (6mm).
     
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    Thanks. Would these do? 7.5x180 CSK concrete. What sort of tubing do you suggest?
     
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    If you use concrete screws you wont need any tube they are strong enough alone.
     
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