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Subject:  Re: pot rack Date:  5/30/2021  2:19 PM
Author:  RHinCT Number:  143533 of 144359

I assume there are now four holes in the drywall where the toggles broke through. Using two 1x4's you have a choice of mounting them horizontally or vertically. Horizontal, one piece covering the upper holes and the other over the lower holes, may help you find a stud to hit.

If you can't hit a stud going horizontal, I would go vertical. One vertical board behind each side. You could make them significantly longer than the vertical span of the holes, attaching above, between and below the tear-out points. The longer you make them above the upper point of the rack, and fasten then to the wall up higher, the more the strain becomes sheer. I would be more inclined toward molly umbrella bolts than toggles; they contact the inside of the wall at four points. You may even want to consider also using adhesive to supplement the umbrella bolts. The lousy thin drywall is already so damaged that gluing the boards to the wall can't make it that much worse, and it can spread the load nicely.
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