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If you don't mind the look, I'd suggest a 2x6 run perpendicular to your joists. Ideally, you'd get 3 joists (so a 2x6 slightly longer than 4', assuming you've got 16" spacing) with at least 2 good 3.5" #10 screws each. (Since these are pretty big screws, you'll want to drill pilot and clearance holes.) To attach the rock rings, use 6/7mm -ish cord through ...


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The best bet is to find a stud and use a heavy nail or screw. If that isn't an option for the print's sake, I've had luck in such walls with toggle bolts before. It can be hit or miss with screws and even mollies and screws in tandem because behind the plaster and cement are 3/8" thick by 1 3/8" wide strips of wood spaced 3/8" apart called lath, which is ...


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At 6 pounds, a simple picture hook will do. Any box store or hardware store will have them and they will list their load rating on them. Working from memory, I think the smallest size has a 10 pound rating.


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The problem with the pipe idea is that unless you're going to run it at an angle, you'd never be able to get a pipe through several consecutive rafters. You may actually be OK with lag screws - a properly installed 3/8 lag screw should provide an enormous amount of withdrawal resistance. Here's a sample chart from Masco:1 I wouldn't be horribly ...


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The structure of the wall is gone in the direct vicinity, so moving the anchors you have will not work, and spackle is more a replacement for the paper on the drywall, than the gypsum itself. Most useful, I think: Plan A: How to wire a picture, using 2 hooks. The hooks do not have to be level https://www.flickr.com/photos/some_guy/16751622487/ Other ...


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You only get one shot on anchor placement, unless your going to move them both to new holes at least an inch away. At this point I'd be looking at modifying the D-rings: string some picture wire between them or make small loops on both. Switching to toggle-bolts would give you an eighth inch of play, no problem. But you'd need a nut and a washer to stand it ...


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EZ anchor is for sale at Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware. These are rated for 50 pounds. Stanley Supply online also has these. If you can determine the width of your dry wall: it should be 1/2 + 1/2 or 5/8 + 5/8--then your anchor should be a length of 1 to 1/4 inch. If your shelves are not subjected to movement the anchors should hold well. You can also ...



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