Which fastener for clothing rod

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Old 05-01-20, 12:33 PM
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Question Which fastener for clothing rod

I'm installing a clothes hanging rod on a concrete wall. Instructions say to use anchors to hang the rod. Probably not the best on a concrete wall. Should I use tapcon screws? They wouldn't look as nice but if they worked . . . .
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Old 05-01-20, 01:20 PM
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I'm assuming you are talking about mounting the side cups that the rod sits in ?
If yes..... it makes no difference what you use. Plastic anchors are fine. There is no problem with the cups getting pulled away from the wall. Fastener shear is the only issue.
 
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Old 05-01-20, 03:01 PM
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Here's the shelf

It's an IKEA item.
I guess I thought you didn't use anchors in concrete

 
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For a rod like that you will have to drill and fasten it into the concrete. I like plastic mollies and screws. One big reason is you can use stainless steel screws and even find something with a sorta attractive head. Tapcons always look like Tapcons. An OK look on a construction sight but not the sort of thing I want to see on the wall in my bathroom.
 
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Are you sure that's a concrete wall? it appears to be an interior wall.
 
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Yes. I'm sure. This room was added to the house after the fact.
 
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Ok, if I were to use tap cons I'd paint the heads white.
 
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Good thought. I ended up asking the guy next door. Somehow he got it installed.
 
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