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Old 03-29-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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How do i secure things to the (thin) walls?

You are all such big helps, I'm wondering if someone could suggest how to hang things from walls inside our new TT? Such as a small wall clock, small set of hooks (for light jackets or sweaters), etc. I'm thinking finding studs is out. And wall screws can be how deep? Thanks everyone.

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I use double sided tape or Velcro, kinda of a sleazy way of doing it but it works quite well

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Command brand tapes and hooks by 3M are awesome...can be found in drugstores, walmart, home depot...etc
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Command Strips work fantastic! We have been using them for years with no problems. We hung a clock with the Command velcro on walnut and changed the time twice a year and four years later we removed them to trade the MH and you would never know they were there! Lowes, Walmart and so on. Congrats on your new TT.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:02 AM   #5
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Command brand tapes and hooks by 3M are awesome...can be found in drugstores, walmart, home depot...etc

I use them also...they work great....
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We use a pair of thier hooks in the bathroom to hold robes, heavy stuff, no problem
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #9
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But first try duct tape...kidding...we used the command strips and in the bathroom we use the metal hooks that hook over the bathroom door. DW put the same one on the bedroom door with 4 hooks.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:27 PM   #10
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Forget screws.

3/16" Aluminum pop rivets. Here is a Youtube Video.

Since I started doing this things are MUCH more secure.
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I depends on how long you want it to stay up. For permanent, you don't care that it leaves a hole -- pop rivets. For the "it might get moved later" stuff -- Command, for sure. For semi-hidden spots like inside the medicine cabinet -- industrial strength velcro. I put the hook side along the wall and small strips of the loop side on toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. to keep them in place. You can get all these at Hoe Depot or Lowe's.

For temporary stay put I use Uglu strips. I found them at Walgreen's Drugs. They are almost Command adhesive without the plastic attatchment pieces. Just a caution, tho -- I laid a TP holder that has a long flat metal surface down on top of a small stainless steel trash can and it is REALLY stuck! I decided that was as good a place as where I had planned to put it and I hadn't drilled the holes for the pop rivets yet. It works well metal to metal.
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If it is light stuff. Command adheasive stirps come in many versions and one of them is perfect for your needs.

If it's heavy, Find a stud and screw into it.
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X7 on the command strip use them to hang 8x10 photos of the family
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:19 AM   #14
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Commands strips are great but they have been hit or miss in our TT. I tried using the Command Strip (3 or 5 lbs version) on a certain wall to hang a 2lb wall hanging and it wouldn't hold (and yes, followed the directions waiting 24(?) hours before hanging). No way it would hold a wood coat rack on the same wall. I used the plastic inserts and screws. The rivets would not have a deep enough base to hold the coat rack.

Although for everything else, rivets do seem to be the way to go for a permanent fixture.

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