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Fixing heavy mirrors and pictures to walls?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Keitai, 22 Dec 2019.

  1. Keitai

    Keitai

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    I used Fischer duo power plugs 8mm with 70mm pozi3 screws- they're quite thick screws.

    Drilled deeper than 70mm. Attached three plates to back of mirror (heavy) . Is this strong enough? The plaster seemed soft but as I went so deep into this internal wall I guess ok. Is a flick test on the screws when they're in to check if they're loose a good indicator? They felt tight and strong.

    Should you go in on normal drill mode not sds so you feel can feel if u hit something hard like brick? Sds is so powerful you cant feel what it is.

    Are there studs in internal or external brick walls?


    The big picture in photo , I went into studs. A stud wall. Found with magnets. Feels very strong. I'm happy with it but thought I'd post anyhow. Hooks. 20191212_154122.jpg 20191216_091912.jpg 20191212_140636.jpg 20191212_143456.jpg
     
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    If you are happy with it that should be fine. Unfortunately we can’t do the same checks as you without being there. A common sense approach is needed which you have taken
     
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