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Installing picture hook to dry wall?

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maggiethecat Thu 22-Jan-15 13:08:27

Not sure if that's what you call the wall (but it's hollow sounding rather than solid)

Want to hang a clock that weight about 1.5 kg and don't want it to come crashing down

maggiethecat Thu 22-Jan-15 13:08:45


sleepyhead Thu 22-Jan-15 13:27:32

I don't think something that light would need anything more than a properly fixed picture hook?

I use expanding metal rawlplugs on our plasterboard walls, but that's for hanging shelves or cupboards etc. I've just used picture hooks with the accompanying brass pins for pictures or clocks.

sleepyhead Thu 22-Jan-15 13:29:28

This for eg holds max 4kgs.

specialsubject Thu 22-Jan-15 14:00:09

sounds like a stud wall. You either need to use plasterboard anchors or put the fixing in one of the battens.

if it is a dry-lined wall then don't make holes in it at all.

maggiethecat Thu 22-Jan-15 14:15:34

Thanks Sleepy - have homebase brass pin ones that says holds up to 7kg. Just don't want that clock to come crashing down!

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