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    Any Tips On Hanging These?

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    I want to mount them on the garden wall (brick/concrete) but before I go ahead drilling holes and putting wall anchors in I wanted to check if there were any other hints, tips, or tricks.

    Basically looking for the most secure and aesthetically pleasing solution, not sure yet how I can even hide the wall anchors?

    Please and thank you.
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    How big (and heavy) are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    How big (and heavy) are they?
    They're 30 x 60 cm but I'm not sure how heavy, I'd guesstimate probably around 5kg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shank View Post
    Our most popular fixing method is to set rods into the back of the stone (2 or 4 depending on the size of the plaque). We provide a paper template so that you can drill correspond holes in the wall. An epoxy resin glue is then squirted into the holes and the plaque pushed in to place. The fixings are completely hidden and very strong. This is the best choice for any plaque which is being mounted in a permanent place. It's safe as the stone has no chance of falling, and suitable for large heavy plaques too. Examples can be found in our Name Plaques and Celebratory Gifts galleries.

    https://www.peaceofmined.co.uk/index...tion&Itemid=14
    Interesting, that's definitely an option worth exploring, would hide the fixings which is half the battle.

    Cheers.


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    Aren't you gonna paint them first?

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    Perhaps pink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Aren't you gonna paint them first?
    Fuck yeah


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    chuck them in the bin and nail up some more beer and rugby posters.

    might as well continue the theme and make your garden look like a student bedsit too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    They're 30 x 60 cm but I'm not sure how heavy, I'd guesstimate probably around 5kg?
    Any danger of them falling down and injuring someone, I'd get a builder to set them into the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    chuck them in the bin and nail up some more beer and rugby posters.

    might as well continue the theme and make your garden look like a student bedsit too.
    Shhhh, the men are talking...

    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    Any danger of them falling down and injuring someone, I'd get a builder to set them into the wall.
    Nah not really, minimal at best. They'll be on a back wall with only a garden below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shank View Post
    Our most popular fixing method is to set rods into the back of the stone (2 or 4 depending on the size of the plaque). We provide a paper template so that you can drill correspond holes in the wall. An epoxy resin glue is then squirted into the holes and the plaque pushed in to place. The fixings are completely hidden and very strong. This is the best choice for any plaque which is being mounted in a permanent place. It's safe as the stone has no chance of falling, and suitable for large heavy plaques too. Examples can be found in our Name Plaques and Celebratory Gifts galleries.

    https://www.peaceofmined.co.uk/index...tion&Itemid=14
    Well done Shank, ideal solution, thanks for sharing, will remember that

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    I saw the Thread title and thought you might have a couple of TD members hooded and hogtied in the spare room

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    Nah, just buried in the garden.

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    What does the back of them look like Ant? Do they have mounting/hanging holes built in or just smooth and left up to you?

    I have hung similar type things here. Not too complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    just smooth and left up to you?
    Yep, that. Enough room for Shank's suggested dowling method though I think so I'm keen on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I have hung similar type things here. Not too complicated.
    Nice one. Do the anchor points show? I mostly just concerned with hiding those.

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    What I did was drilled holes into the back the size of the head of the anchor screw. Then I installed the cement anchors into the wall and just hung the unit using the holes drilled in them. (Hope that makes sense).

    One note, this method is a reasonably precision mounting way. The Anchor in the walls have to match the holes drilled in the back so they will hang level and straight. But from the front you cannot see any mounting. They look like they are just stuck on the cement wall.

    What material are they made of Ant? Are they plaster or cement? If they are cement or plaster you can use the cement drill bit to drill the hole but do not use the drill in "Hammer" mode or you could break them apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2
    What I did was drilled holes into the back the size of the head of the anchor screw. Then I installed the cement anchors into the wall and just hung the unit using the holes drilled in them. (Hope that makes sense).
    It does, and great idea also, cheers for that.



    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2
    What material are they made of Ant? Are they plaster or cement?
    Fairly certain they're that cast plaster stuff. I haven't actually seen them yet the wife was out investimigating them today.

    Another good tip re: hammer drill though, I was a little concerned about them breaking as they aren't that thick.

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    Yeah man, if they are plaster and you use the hammer drill they will turn into plaster dust ( I have an ear with scars from the wife having done that one time..)

    When I drilled the backs of the plaster I use a small drill bit then followed with size I wanted so they will not trash them. They will sit nice and flush on the wall after they are done because you set how far the anchor screw sticks out.

    Good Luck

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    Cheers, I'll update with some pics when I'm done... less any stuff ups edited out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    What I did was drilled holes into the back the size of the head of the anchor screw. Then I installed the cement anchors into the wall and just hung the unit using the holes drilled in them. (Hope that makes sense).
    It does and exactly what I did. Stout hangers up top and a good quality double sided tape strip across the bottom.

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    and a good quality double sided tape strip across the bottom.
    velcro strips might be better in case it ever needs removing.

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    If you go the pins in the back of the artwork method or the screws in the wall method it may be useful to heavily paint the pins or the screws and then offer up the artwork to the wall to mark the correct place to drill the holes.

    Also, masonry bits don’t have to have the drill set to ‘hammer’ to work as you probably know.
    Particularly with soft objects that must not crumble lest the wrath of SWAMBO be unleashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin
    If you go the pins in the back of the artwork method or the screws in the wall method it may be useful to heavily paint the pins or the screws and then offer up the artwork to the wall to mark the correct place to drill the holes.
    Another good tip, I'd thought of that and I have some paint lying around so will use that.

    Measure once hang twice, oh shit no that's not right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    Also, masonry bits don’t have to have the drill set to ‘hammer’ to work as you probably know.
    Particularly with soft objects that must not crumble lest the wrath of SWAMBO be unleashed.
    HAHAHA. My wife bought an art deal she found at a road side place one time and she wanted to hang out in the kitchen area. I wasn't there. My FIL got out his trusty old Hammer drill, installed a bit and pulverized it in seconds. Got a good laugh out of it. Of course the missus didn't find it funny. I explained to my FIL, You can use a small cordless drill with the masonry bit and they work like a charm in soft plaster and won't trash it. Now he doesn't try and hang anything. He just watches me from afar.

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    If you put one pin in the top centre of each object and you get the hole centres equally spaced in the wall you can get the positions right by glueing the backs once the correct locations are achieved.
    If the pin holes in the wall are slightly loose you can glue the pins in to achieve perfect location - just prop the wall hangings in place while the glue goes off.
    Glue = ‘no more nails’, epoxy, cement/sand mix etc.

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