Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


05:24PM | 01/25/05
Member Since: 01/24/05
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I just moved into a rowhouse built around 1953. The outer interior walls(next to my neighbors) are very dense and hard as if underneath consist of brick. Although, my inner interior walls seem to be drywall or plaster board.

My problem, I have a very dear and huge painting measuring 12'/ 14' weighing about 60 lbs, that needs to be hung on the outer interior wall.

How and with what material can I secure and hang the picture, without cracking, without imbedding holes that may cause leaks, and without damaging the foundation?

Any HELP is greatly appreciated.


07:01AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
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The wall you refer to is probably a block firewall, plastered smooth. It would be easy to drive a fstener in by drilling with an impact type hammer drill if you can rent or borrow. Sans impact/hammer mode, a regular drill can do it slowly with a carbide masonry drill bit.

alternatively, The old way of hanginf pictures over plaster or brick was to have a trim molding called a picture rail mounted either at the cieling or down 18" or soo, depending on the wall height. Hooks were placed over that and wires hung down to support the at work.

Another version of this for rentals or art galleries where you want to avoid permanent wall connecrtions is a pole that fits by pressure to the floor and cieling and has a slots fo rpicture hooks.

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04:31PM | 02/01/05
Member Since: 01/24/05
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Thank you so very much for your suggestions.

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