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Hanging a heavy clock on plasterboard wall

Sandman

Distinguished Member
My mum phoned me over the weekend asking I could pop over and hang a clock for her that she had bought. No problem I though and off I went with my tool kit and variety of wall fixings.

The clock she bought looks like this
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The hook for hanging the clock is directly behind the "XII" so the fixing needs to be attached to the wall then the clock hung over it (no access to screw it from the front).
The problem is the wall is plasterboard and the circular hole in the hook is only big enough for a nail. Any plasterboard fixings I have don't work because the head of the screw wont fit through the hook.
Any suggestions?

Oh and my dads PC has stopped working since he downloaded a free video editing program, his Yamaha receiver has stopped working and his ipad has ran out of space. If you could also fix all those issues too it would be great. lol
 

Naaktgeboren

Distinguished Member
My mum phoned me over the weekend asking I could pop over and hang a clock for her that she had bought. No problem I though and off I went with my tool kit and variety of wall fixings.

The clock she bought looks like this
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The hook for hanging the clock is directly behind the "XII" so the fixing needs to be attached to the wall then the clock hung over it (no access to screw it from the front).
The problem is the wall is plasterboard and the circular hole in the hook is only big enough for a nail. Any plasterboard fixings I have don't work because the head of the screw wont fit through the hook.
Any suggestions?

Oh and my dads PC has stopped working since he downloaded a free video editing program, his Yamaha receiver has stopped working and his ipad has ran out of space. If you could also fix all those issues too it would be great. lol

How heavy is the clock?
 

Sandman

Distinguished Member
How heavy is the clock?

Im not sure exactly but I would hazard a guess at about 5KG.

I have had a thought that I could drill out the hole in the hook so it is big enough to fit a screw head through. Then I could just use a standard plasterboard fixing.
 

Naaktgeboren

Distinguished Member
Im not sure exactly but I would hazard a guess at about 5KG.

I have had a thought that I could drill out the hole in the hook so it is big enough to fit a screw head through. Then I could just use a standard plasterboard fixing.

I would probably try the same, slow and steady so it doesn't break.
 

Wahreo

Distinguished Member
Drill out the hole and use a 'Fastbrolly' hollow wall fixing.

Touch up the screw head with a little black paint.
 

homer timpson

Prominent Member
Snaptoggle - toggler-uk.com

I used these to fix my 55" LCD to a plasterboard wall - highly recommended.
Drilling out the hole to accommodate a larger screw head would be the best option - that way you get the clock placed exactly where you want and you'll be using a solid anchor to take the weight.
Homer
 

Sandman

Distinguished Member
I will go back tonight and try to drill out the hole a little.

The PC, receiver and ipad can wait for another day.
 

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