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    DryWall question

    My wife and I are trying to hang a somewhat heavy picture frame from our wedding. We had it on command hooks and it was working great. But once a couple other pictures in the house fell and broke from the humidity, we decided we better put this one up with nails and hangers. Where we want it, we can't find a stud and I'm too cheap to buy a new stud finder right now. Does anyone know offhand how much weight drywall itself can take. We're using two nails/hanger combos.


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    Re: DryWall question

    Put an anchor in the wall, they sell them at any hardware store, drill a hole put the anchor in, tighten it, run the screw out a bit and hang your picture. Drywall will not hold much weight at all.


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    Re: DryWall question

    Get a stud finder, they are much cheaper than your picture and your drywall.



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    Re: DryWall question

    You can buy a decent stud finder for $10 or $15. Money well spent and you'll have something solid to screw into.



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    Re: DryWall question

    Get a studfinder at Menards for $10 or a wall anchor that can support quite a bit of weight for a couple.
    Since you live in Ankeny you can over to my house and borrow mine. But you are required to hold it up to your sternum and press the button to show that a "STUD" was found.


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    Re: DryWall question

    Come over, I live two blocks away, you can use my stud finder.... Or just tap it with your knuckle, when the sound changes, you hit a stud.


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    Re: DryWall question

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    Get a studfinder at Menards for $10 or a wall anchor that can support quite a bit of weight for a couple.
    Since you live in Ankeny you can over to my house and borrow mine. But you are required to hold it up to your sternum and press the button to show that a "STUD" was found.
    Not sure I'd take this idea from a guy with Homer's rear end for an avatar.


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    Re: DryWall question

    Just keep pounding nails until you hit something, shouldn't take more like 5 or 6 if you're lucky.


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    With Homer's automatic hammer, you'd be sure to hit something!


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    Re: DryWall question

    I have used those gorilla hooks from the infomorcial and they work great.... Other than that I would definately use a drywall anchor. They make some really good ones now that you screw in by hand then put another screw into them...



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    Re: DryWall question

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    I have used those gorilla hooks from the infomorcial and they work great.... Other than that I would definately use a drywall anchor. They make some really good ones now that you screw in by hand then put another screw into them...
    Do you feed them bananas? Show them the Planet of the Apes movies? If you show them those movies, do they say, "Man, that's off the hook"?


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    Re: DryWall question

    There is a white screw-in anchor that you put in with a drill and a phillips bit. It claims it can hold up to 50 lbs. They sell them at lowes.



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    Re: DryWall question

    You can find a stud in the wall by rapping and listening for the sound to become less hollow (harder to do on outside walls). That's my normal method. To be sure you can take a heavy needle and press it through the drywall to help verify where the stud is.

    If you don't want to buy a studfinder or want to position it where there aren't any hooks Lowes/Home Depot have about a million different types of drywall anchors. Some leave big holes, some leave small holes, etc.

    Or you can buy/borrow a studfinder or simply attempt to duct tape the picture to the wall. I don't recommend that last course of action though.



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