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Hanging a heavy mirror on plasterboard

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by jaltapee, 16 Mar 2005.

  1. jaltapee

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    I have bought a heavy mirror (20kg) and want to hang it on a plasterboard wall - will it take the weight? If so, can you recommend types of fixing / plugs.

    Thanks, in advance.
     
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    Thanks Lewy - I have never come across such a fixing. How does it work? Would I attach a screw to it to enable me to hang the mirror?
     
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    Personally I would and I have used these types of fixings in hollow walls

    http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?ts=92944&id=11143

    I have used them for book cases, I find they work well because they splay out behind the wall and hold very firm. I used 4 brackets and 6 of these to hold a bookcase which must have weighted about 20kg with all the books on it. Not sure how many you could get in the wall for the mirror.

    However for 20KG I would not sit anything under the mirror unless you can fix it to a part of the wall frame. Or use about 10 of these. That would just be my opinion but I am a belt and braces type of a chap :D
     
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    Toggle fixing is the way to go but you will need to get something like a chrome cover or whatever you fancy to hide the slotted bolt head.
     
  6. natty77

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    Hi, i am trying to hang a heavy mirror on a plasterboard wall, due to the width of the space there dont appear to be any joists, so got some heavy duty plug things-but come to a standstill as i have hit metal-i dont want to go through it in case its dangerous...can anyone help...i'm an independant gal but struggling with this one!
     
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    Natty move the mirror!.........and wot you doing hi jacking threads?
     
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    i want the mirror central on my wall...hooray..I have done it-2 big holes later...just waiting for the big smash!!!thanks for the advice!..Wallpapering next!
     
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    :D

    what was the metal you were hitting then? :eek:
     
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    think it mush have been a nail where the join was of 2 pieces of plasterboard-which would then suggest there was a joist..oh well never mind-i did it & pleased to say is still fixed to the wall!!! :D
     
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