Fastening pictures so they are level
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Invicta
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Fastening pictures so they are level

by Invicta » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:24 pm

We have several walls on which we need to hang pictures.

We can't hang them at eye level as they are going in offices which dictate various heights for the pictures.

The pictures comprise square or oblong perspex with enlarged photos glued to the rear.
Attachment to the wall is via a hole at each corner through which alloy cylindrical "feet" are secured to the wall. These feet are secured by screws which go into rawl plugs.

When we are working on plasterboard this is all relatively easy as we level the pictures. Mark the holes. Screw in self screw alloy rawl plugs and away we go.

When we get to brick walls that have been plastered the problem arises when the masony drill bit moves while drilling. Whether this is because it catches on the edge of a brick or on a particulary tough piece of masony it causes the corresponding hole to move.

Masonry bit is good quality and not blunted. Drill is also good quality and set to "Hammer".

We can compensate for this movement by keeping the "feet" slighty loose to allow for positioning in-line with the holes in the picture frames.

But how can we keep the pictures level?

I would appreciate any suggestions on any tips or devices we could use. Kind regards,
Bernard

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by ALDA » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:52 pm

TRY DRILLING A SMALLER DIAMETER HOLE FIRST FOLLOWED BY FINAL SIZE DRILL BIT.

Invicta
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Maintaining drill position

by Invicta » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:07 am

Alda,

We tried this but the bit was still occassionaly forced away from the original position by whatever is in the masonry.

To get around this problem we have drilled, plugged then screwed wooden mouldings around the walls and used these to hang the pictures from (the additional thinckness gives enough support for the weight of the pictures).

Cheers
Bernard

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by ALDA » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:46 pm

WELL DONE.

A GOOD OLD FASHIONED PICTURE RAIL!!!

NICE ONE!!!

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