Anchor clock to wall - 4.5" in out

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Old 06-30-13, 05:27 AM
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Question Anchor clock to wall - 4.5" in out

Hello,

I'm trying to hang a clock on a wall but can't find the right anchor.
The clock is only about 15 pounds, but very fragile so I want it very
secure. It has "arms" that stick out passed the mount point so the
anchor from the wall needs to be out about 4.5".

There is no stud available at the center position. Many anchors
available in the stores today would work, but most require the screw
to go all the way flush to the wall to hold them properly. How then
do I get a screw to stick out 4.5", while adhering to sheetrock?

Thanks for any suggestions!
 
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Old 06-30-13, 06:11 AM
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4 1/2" out from the wall? About all I can suggest is cutting 3 2x4 blocks about 3 1/2" long, fastening the first to the wall via toggle bolt, and screwing the subsequent two to the first one, then put your hanger on that. I doubt you will find anchors that extend out that far, mainly for the leverage problems in the wall. Can you post a picture of this clock so we can see what you are up against? Top and side view, no closeups. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 07-04-13, 08:33 AM
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Chandler, thanks for replying.

Attached is a photo. Hard to tell, but it would hang vertical on the wall, and the pegs on the right side (lower), hold the clock out away from the wall for the pendulum to swing. The mount point (left) is what I'm trying to get a screw to and past those pegs.

Good idea on the wooden blocks, but that wouldn't look too good. =/

Appreciate any other thoughts.

Happy 4th!
 
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Old 07-04-13, 09:26 AM
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Thanks for the picture. What are the pegs for anyway?? If they don't serve a purpose, I would remove them and hang the clock by the hole provided. Are they needed to keep the pendulum from touching the wall?? Which is "up"?
 
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Chandler, looking at the photo, the left end would rotate clockwise and up. The round circle facing down at the bottom is the front of the clock. Yes, the pegs are required to keep the pendulum away from the wall to swing. It is not shown in the picture but hangs several feet, along with 2 weights. Guess they didn't have hollow walls when they used these.

Other than opening the wall and adding dead wood behind, I don't know another way. =( That'd be a huge mess for such an... apparently (ha!), simple task.
 
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Old 07-04-13, 09:49 AM
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It's easy to find fasteners to do what you want but the issue is the sheetrock does not have the required strength to do the job. If you decide you can move it to a beam you can use an L screw to do the job.
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Old 07-04-13, 09:52 AM
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You could also make and stain a "plaque" to fasten the pegs to from behind and fix a hanging point on the plaque and hang the whole thing on the wall. It could be made out of a 1x piece of lumber and stained/poly to match the clock body.
 
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