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How to Hang Your Wall Clock

How to Hang Your Wall Clock


Hanging the clock with a stud. – Now you may hang the clock on the wall. A secure screw coming directly out of the wall works well for this clock.  If a stud behind drywall is available, always use the stud with a screw coming straight out of the stud through the drywall exposing about 1/2 – 3/4 (far enough so the head is on the inside of the clock) of an inch outside the drywall. We recommend using a screw instead of any type of hanger.

Hanging the clock without a stud.

zip wall anchor is the easiest, yet the strongest way to go if you have to use your sheetrock and cannot find a stud (studs are best to use). Zip Anchors are the fast way to provide light duty anchors in gypsum wallboard (drywall). Their course and wide thread design and self-drilling point offer you a very quick and easy installation. Zip anchors are made in both steel and engineered nylon. Use these with #6 and #8 sheet metal or drywall screws. I usually use the nylon type. These are sold by weight capacity and we recommend a zip anchor with a test of about twice the weight of the clock.

zip anchor installation To install plastic wall anchors, tap a small hole smaller than the anchor itself (plastic piece).
zip anchor installation With a Phillips head screwdriver, screw the anchor into the wall until the head is flush with the wall. Do not overtighten as this will reduce the gripping power of the anchor.
zip anchor installation Use a screwdriver to screw a metal screw into the plastic anchor until the screw is completely inserted into the anchor and leave about of the screw 3/4″ exposed where you will hang your clock. (appropriate screws are usually included with wall anchors when purchased).
 When the clock is mounted, the screw (or hanger) should extend all the way through the hole in the clock so when the clock is lower the head of the screw will extend above the hole making it impossible for the clock to fall forward as in figure B. Never let the clock hole rest on the head of the screw as it will fall. (see figure C)
Wall Mounting your clock

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**The screw must extend through the mounting hole into the clock as in the image figure B.

Be sure the head of the screw will fit into your clock mounting hole or bracket. Smaller clock brackets may require you file the head of the screw so it will fit. 


We use the:

by E-Z Ancor available from Home Depot.


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