Ceiling Fixings for a suspended clothes drying horse

Postby archmoco » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:44 am

Can you help. I am looking to fixed a suspended clothes drying horse from my ceiling. The ceiling is plasterboard, on battens fixed to a concrete plank floor (living room above). I dont want to try and fix through to the battens and I was thinking of toggle fixings for plasterboard . I am worried that the toggle and plasterboard will not take the weight of the wooden frame with all the wet clothes. Should I drilling straight through to get a fixing into the concrete plank? If so what fixings would anyone recommend? Or would the toggle fixing be sufficent?
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:59 pm

Fixing just into the plaserboard will definately not be strong enough, you will need to fix into the concrete beams. I don't know how you will be able to avoid the joins between the beams or the steel reinforcement which will probably be present in the beams. Overall don't do it!
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Postby Steve the gas » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:19 am


I would go thru battens into concrete ONLY, using frame fixings or hammer screws.

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