Introduction: Hanging Pegs Without Hitting Studs

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Step 1: The Problem

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If you don't hit a stud these type of hangers just don't work with Sheetrock. In my project; my pegs were about 4" apart and I hung 9 of them. Only one hit a stud.

Step 2: The Solution.

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Get these type of wall anchors. I prefer the type without the point on the end. Open ended ones - like the ones shown, allow you to use longer screws.

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Thread the peg onto the anchor.

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Thread until it becomes flush.

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Use pliers if necessary.

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Go back to your same hole where you didn't hit a stud.

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Screw the peg anchor combination into the hole.

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Thread it all the way until it becomes tight against the wall.

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Use pliers if necessary.

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Check that the peg is tight against the wall. And your done.

Comments

Shuwaz (author)2013-10-09

This method didn't always work for me.

3366carlos (author)2013-10-09

good idea, i think it might be better to mount a piece of wood to the wall and then the pegs to the wood.

audreyobscura (author)2013-10-07

Good idea, and clear directions.

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