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Alovexiong 4 Pack Carbon Steel Plasterboard Ceiling Hooks Spring Toggle Wing Bolts Hanger Wall Ceiling Installation Cavity Wall Fixing Anchors Ceiling Hook Heavy Duty Swag Hanging Plants

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I’m Amanda, and I am the creator and voice behind the food and DIY blog, Domestically Creative. What started as a place to share updates with friends and family after we moved from Illinois to Tennessee and then to Texas, turned into a passion for finding creative and frugal ways to feed us and decorate our homes. Cavity fixings work in a similar way to plastic or poly toggles. They are pushed into a pre-drilled hole and then the action of the machine screw turning in the fixing spreads four wings outwards to grip against the inside face of the plasterboard. Most cavity fixings have a toothed flange to grip the outer surface of the plasterboard. This needs to be pressed firmly into the surface of the plasterboard to stop the fixing turning as it is tightened. H and screw the hook into place until it is flush against the drywall. (If it becomes too difficult to turn, you can put a screwdriver into the hook to use for leverage.)

4 Pack Carbon Steel Plasterboard Ceiling Hooks Spring Toggle

When attached, simply bring the board up and along until the clamps align and clip together. The plasterboard can then be gently pushed (hinged) upwards and is it automatically square with the joists. Screw the swag hook onto the bolt, and continue screwing until the hook is flush against the drywall. It’s helpful to pull down gently on the bolt while screwing the hook into place to keep it from just spinning in place. Using a 3/8″ drill bit and drill, make a larger hole into the ceiling drywall to fit the end of the toggle bolt. Step 4

If you don’t want to go through the trouble of finding a joist, or there isn’t a joist where you want to hang your plant, you can use a toggle bolt with the hook. (Just make sure your plant isn’t heavier than the specified weight limit for your ceiling hook.) It sounds intimidating, but it’s actually very easy! There are a few different methods to install a ceiling hook to hang a plant from, but this post is going to cover two of them. The first method involves finding a joist, and the second method uses a toggle bolt. Don’t let the words “joist” or “toggle bolt” worry you though, both of these methods are very easy, and require few tools. Read on for instructions for two ways to install a ceiling hook.

Ways to Install a Ceiling Hook for Plants - Pretty Handy Girl Two Ways to Install a Ceiling Hook for Plants - Pretty Handy Girl

but maybe I need several anchors just to make sure weight is distributed, or maybe I should use a different kind of screw/attachment? There are various sizes of hook screws. If your item is small, use cup hooks or, even smaller, screw eye hooks. All plasterboard fixings are designed to do basically the same thing: Increase the area of the plasterboard which is put under stress by the object hanging from it. However, not all of them do this in the same way and not all of them are suitable for all applications. As a general rule, use plastic or metal screw in fixings for light loads, plastic anchor or spring toggles for medium loads, and metal spring toggles for heavy loads. Plastic Expanding Anchors Hanging a plant hook using a ceiling joist is the most secure way and the safest, especially if you plan to hang a heavy planter. Materials: Holding the wings on the toggle bolt closed, gently insert the bolt (hinge side first) into the hole in the ceiling drywall.

Assess the weight of the suspended item. Estimating the weight of the item you want to hang from the ceiling will determine what size fastener you need. Hanging a paper lantern will require a different fastener than hanging a large, heavy pendant lamp. Select a drill bit that is about the same diameter as your hook screw's threaded shaft, but smaller than the outer threads themselves. A neat and strong, all-in-one plasterboard fixing. These are available in a variety of types, with standard screw heads, as well as hooks and loops. This makes them good for hanging things from a plasterboard ceiling. They are also available in a range of sizes. A hole is drilled that matches the width of the unexpanded plastic sheath. The expanding anchor is pushed all the way into the hole and then tightened by turning the screw, hook, or loop. As the screw tightens, the plastic sheath spreads until it is tightly pulled against the inside face of the plasterboard. Do you have attic access above the spot on the ceiling? I would try to toenail a cross piece perpendicular to the ceiling joists where you want to hang your plant. If there isn't room to swing a hammer between the joists and rafters that close to the edge of the roof, you could just screw into the end of the cross piece through the joists with 3" wood screws.

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