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Jul 11th, 2012, 12:54 PM
I bought an ikea mongstad mirror and I hung it on the wall with the screws that it came with. However the spot I installed it on doesn't have any studs so I used plastic anchors (http://www.lemurzone.com/rfg/wp-content/uploads/walldriller.jpg). The mirror itself is 66lbs according to ikea website. I can't seem to find the weigh limit on these anchors. Right now, the hung up mirror seems very stable and the intsallation feels solid. I tried to move it by doing a little push and tug but it doesn't move at all. Does anyone have any experience with hanging something this heavy? Does anyone know if those anchors can hold 33lb weight each?
Jul 11th, 2012, 08:22 PM
your box says 133LB when is pull down,
so you are fine
Jul 12th, 2012, 07:53 AM
I got some high shear load anchors and my Mongstad has been up on the wall for a long time. You're good to go if the shear load is 133lbs!
(although I believe that # is for 1/2" drywall and not 3/8" but you should still be good).
Jul 12th, 2012, 09:36 AM
My favourite is Plasplugs Heavy Duty, available at Home Depot.
Jul 12th, 2012, 09:48 AM
That's just a picture I found online that looks similar to the ones I have. That's not actually my box. My box doesn't tell me the lbs support.
Jul 12th, 2012, 09:57 AM
Most should - do you have a brand name, you can check the manufacturer website.
Another option is to screw a piece of wood across one (or two) studs, then mount the mirror on the piece of wood. That will guarantee the mirror won't fall :)
Jul 12th, 2012, 09:59 AM
I wouldn't trust those anchors if you have kids. Yes, they can hold a lot of weight (supposedly) but that's when unprovoked. If you live by yourself or with other adults with common sense then you should be fine.
Jul 12th, 2012, 10:00 AM
+1 to coolspot's reply
This would be your best option if you want peace of mind.
Jul 12th, 2012, 10:17 AM
I wouldn't trust those anchors if you have kids. Yes, they can hold a lot of weight (supposedly) but that's when unprovoked.
That choice of word made me laugh.
OP....do make sure to drill the correct size hole if you go with drywall anchors.