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hanging heavy stuff

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geeza, 23 Jul 2006.

  1. geeza


    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 9,212

    Got a mirror that just flat with no hanging things on the back, how do I put it on the wall. Shall I just go to wilkos and look for some clips on will they not work?
  2. Alchemy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

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  3. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

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    Location: Brighton

  4. Biohazard


    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

    Posts: 31,334

    no more nails
  5. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    I used sticky back pads on our 2.5 x 2.5ft mirror. It fell during the night, a week later, but luckily it didn't break. :eek:

    I took all the old sticky pads off, replaced them with fresh pads, then applied no nails to mirror as well. The idea being, is the pads will hold the mirror to the walls, while the no nails sets.

    Three years on, and the mirror is still on the wall. :cool:

    I'm dreading taking it off, though. :eek::p
  6. JonC

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Aug 2003

    Posts: 1,318

    Location: Here, there, everywhere.

    Picture hooks/tacks?

    Go to a DIY store and ask someone....
  7. TripleT


    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,522

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    No more nails or like. Will make a mess of your wall though :o
  8. matthew_o50


    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,202

    Location: Belfast

    Just get those little bracket type things that screw into the back of the mirror and have a part that sticks out which you screw into the wall.
  9. GSXRMovistar


    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 9,530

    Location: London UK

    How heavy is heavy and what surface is it going on? I hung a mirror last week, it's 27Kg so used a couple of medium sized anchor bolts (onto a brick wall).
  10. TheVoice


    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,674

    Location: Glasgow

  11. moulie


    Joined: 20 Jul 2006

    Posts: 7

    Fix a small batton to the wall at the base of the mirror...something that will go with the frame (if it does not have a frame use some beading and decorate to your own taste) as this will take most if not all of the vertical load, then you can use some very small clips at the top corners just to stop it falling forwards... :)
  12. Zip


    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    A lot of build up and a porno :p

    Should stick it up quite well :)

    Failing that, try mustard
  13. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    I don't know what you mean. Care to demonstrate? :confused: