Garage ceiling hooks

Postby DIYJC » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:47 pm

I want to store my cycles suspended from my garage ceiling. As the garage is built in to the house it's ceiling is double layer plaster board (I presume a building reg).
The plastic coated hooks I have only have threads about the thickness of the ceiling and just pull out when weight is applied. I don't know which way the joists run or where they are located as the detector I bought doesn't seem to work at that thickness. Any idea's suggestions :?: Thanks.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:04 am

Tap across the ceiling - you should be able to hear where the joist are. Use a fine drill to check the position of the joists and use longer hooks.
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Postby the specialist » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:26 pm


You could do as stoneyboy says or alternatively fix a batten at right angles to the joists and then fix your hooks to the batten.

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