Newbie-How to attach dartboard to cement wall

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Old 02-06-07, 10:14 AM
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Newbie-How to attach dartboard to cement wall

Just moved into my new apartment. I want to put a dartboard in my cellar, concrete walls. Any tips, ideas? Thanks.
 
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Is this a block wall or poured concrete? How much does the dartboard weight? Is it lightweight or a more substancial unit?
 
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Old 02-06-07, 05:35 PM
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After you get spdavid's answer, consider mounting the dartboard on a panel of plywood first. Nothing is worse than seeing your favorite birdie bend when it hits the concrete. But, there again, you may be a better dart player than I am. Good luck with the installation.
 
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I'm with Larry, I'd hang a 1/2 sheet of ply and then attach the dart board to it.

are all the darts supposed to hit the board
 
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Solid concrete, dartboard weighs about 7 pounds. Any ideas?
I was thinking about the plywood idea but wondered if anyone else had other ideas. Thanks for the replies!
 
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Could you nail plywood to the sole plate at the top of the wall and then use adhesive under the rest of the ply? Tap cons are good for securing to concrete but I'd hate to put a hole in the foundation [might leak later]
 
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Maybe I will just secure the board to the wall using adhesive?
 
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Foundation walls have a tendancy to obsorb moisture. I'd be afraid that adhesive by itself may fail at some point, plus you have to support it while the adhesive dries.

Or did you mean to just glue the dart board to the wall? Less weight than plywood so it should adhere better. If you value your darts, don't let anyone with poor aim like me play
 
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Yeah, I was going to put adhesive on the back of the plywood and stick it onto the wall. I'd rather not glue the board itself to the wall.
 
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use Tapcons, any home center.
 
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Old 02-24-07, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by krugger2 View Post
use Tapcons, any home center.
I second the tapcons, plus they are removable should you change your mind.
 
 

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