Hanging a mirror requires marking the spot to install hardware, using a stud finder to determine the hardware necessary and either screwing hardware into a stud or installing a drywall anchor for extra support. Hang a mirror on the wall, making sure to center it at an appropriate height, with tips from a licensed home repair specialist in this free video on home maintenance.
I'm Tim Gipson and I'm going to show you how to hang a mirror. And now the first thing we want to do is we want to determine how high and the best location for this. Now what I'm doing now is I'm just looking for my height and there's really not any magic rules to this, it's just what looks good to you. You might want to check with your boss if you're doing this, and that would be your wife, guys. And what we want to do is we want to mark a straight line across and approximate where this hanging of our attachment is up here. Now, one thing that is a good rule to follow is that when you're putting a single mirror up on this, is to center it on this wall. So we'll want to measure from this corner out to here, and in this case it's forty-nine inches. So we'll measure over twenty-four and a half and then we will mark our vertical so now we have an X marks the spot of where we want to put this. Now, depending on what you have behind this location will determine how you're going to attach this. Now we're going to use a screw so the question is, do we have a stud there or is it just open drywall behind it. So a good way to determine that is to use a stud finder and what you want to do is you want to make sure that you locate this, bang on the wall, find where it's hollow behind that, and you want to start the stud finder where it's on a hollow portion and then you will move it. Now in this case, our stud is over here, and our screw - so we're going to have to use an anchor to actually set this screw. So in this case we're going to need to drill a hole for the anchor. Just through the wall. And then use a hammer and hammer the anchor into place. Now once that's fleshed, we can take our screw and attach it into the anchor. And we want to screw it in enough so it's secure but that the handle on the mirror will catch inside of this head, and this anchor what it does it spreads out behind the drywall and provides a nice secure location. So I'm Tim Gipson and that's how to hang a mirror.
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