Construction Screws to Hang Cabinet

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Old 01-19-14, 05:01 PM
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Construction Screws to Hang Cabinet

I had to remove a cabinet (4'x3'x12") weighed about 100 pounds. It was holding onto one stud with 3 x 3" #12 screws.

I put it back up using the same holes and same hardware.

Is that bad practice?

I also added 3 x 3" zinc/steel construction screws on the same stud ....

So essentially I doubled up...

Did I use the wrong hardware? Is this thing going to crash down because I used the same holes?
 
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Old 01-19-14, 05:34 PM
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How did you miss the other stud, if they are on 16" centers. One stud may cause the cabinet to not be stable. Is the cabinet connected to adjacent cabinets via their stiles?
 
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I reused 3 holes into the stiles too and added an extra 1" construction screw into the stiles. I didn't think the screws into the stiles were for support, I thought it was to shore up a gap.

Im not sure if I am hitting the second stud too with an extra 2 x 3"....


How much weight do you think 6, 3" construction screws hold?

What about reusing holes and hardware as I did?
 
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Old 01-19-14, 06:10 PM
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I very much doubt that cabinet is anywhere near 100 lbs empty. I would say 6 - #8 3" screws would easy hold 600 pounds.
 
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Screws

Your description sounds like you used flat head screws with tapered shoulder. Cabinets are generally hung with cabinet screws having a larger head.

Use a stud finder under the cabinets or above the cabinets to find more studs.

http://webservices.advanceware.net/M...5C1030-PSZ.jpg
 
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Old 01-20-14, 02:32 PM
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I've hung many cabinets over the last 15 years with #8 flat head screws. Nothing wrong with them.
 
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What about reusing the same screw holes?
 
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Old 01-20-14, 05:05 PM
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Should be fine as long as they are not stripped.
 
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Old 02-06-14, 12:28 PM
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I have read that flat head screws are most common for this purpose
 
 

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