Hanging Pegs Without Hitting Studs

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Step 1: The Problem

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.

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.

Step 3:

Thread the peg onto the anchor.

Step 4:

Thread until it becomes flush.

Step 5:

Use pliers if necessary.

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

Screw the peg anchor combination into the hole.

Step 8:

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

Step 9:

Use pliers if necessary.

Step 10:

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

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    Shuwaz

    5 years ago

    This method didn't always work for me.

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    3366carlos

    5 years ago on Introduction

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