Bulldog hook or anchor for drywall?

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Old 02-14-06, 12:26 AM
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Bulldog hook or anchor for drywall?

Hi,

I plan to hang a frame containing a piece of sandstone rock. Dimensions are about 6-7"W x 12"L x 3"D. The total weight is no more than 10lbs. I will hang this object on drywall (have metal studs, so can't use them). I believe I have double drywall too and this is a 1 year old construction.

I was considering either using a Toggler plastic expansion anchor or a Hillman bulldog hook that is rated to support "50lbs" (the kind where the hook goes in diagonally into the wall). There is no tensile strength ratings on these bulldog hooks, though they're commonly used for picture hanging and are considerably easier to install than an anchor which requires a large pilot hole (but can carry over 150lbs of sheer weight). I'm hanging 3 such frames so I'd prefer no making too many large holes if I don't have to. I could even put two bulldog hooks side by side.

Is a 50lb bulldog hook good enough? I feer that if the wall vibrates (earth quake) or something, the nail might come out of the drywall. Is 10lbs considered "heavy"?

Thanks and regards.
 

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Old 02-15-06, 04:50 AM
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You may want to try the self drilling wall hangers with the toggle built into it. Once you install the hanger with a phillips screw driver, you install the provided screw and tighten it. At a point in the process you will break a tab, and a toggle will emerge behind the wall and will tighten up allowing you to hang up to 90 lbs, possibly more with double sheetrock. I believe their name is EZ Toggle, and you can find them at hardware or big boxes.
 
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Old 02-15-06, 11:52 AM
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Thanks, I'll look into that. The problem with most of these anchors is that they're made for 1/2" or 5/8" drywall and so they won't open up completely behind my wall. I might have 1" double dry wall, I need to check.
 
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Old 02-25-06, 09:12 PM
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There is another style called "zippits" they are plastic or metal, and come in different sizes (screws included) ,they have a self tap type drill on the end and thread into the drywall nicely with a screw driver. and the weight ratiings are on the box. and when removed, no bigger than a 1/4" hole remains(easy patch) @any hardware store.
 
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