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Old 03-19-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Hi
My Townhome was built in 78. It has Board and batten siding.
I want to hang a couple plant brackets on the wall
How do I hang the brackets into the wall that will take the weight of the plant and not crack the exterior?
Thanks
Im not a dyi'er lol
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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Is it vinyl siding, or wood board and batten?
While its a fairly easy thing to do, you might want to hire a handyman to do it for you.
However, here goes......
Make sure the bracket will hold the weight of the planter. Both vinyl siding and board and batten siding will most likely have a plywood sheathing behind it. Sometimes its OSB sheathing. BUT NOT ALWAYS!!
It would be best to find where the wall studs are, and secure the brackets there. Depending on the weight of the planter, screwing brackets into plywood or OSB might work. You do want to seal the screws with caulking to keep moisture from getting behind the siding.
Hope this helps!
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I want to hang a couple plant brackets on the wall
How do I hang the brackets into the wall that will take the weight...
Determine where the STUDS are. Anchor there.
Hire it out if you have to.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Thanks to you both! I will see if I can find the studs. That would be best.
How do I find a stud when I have a Vinyl layer(yeah its vinyl not wood siding), exterior paper, wood,etc layers on top?
The plant will be small but with watering, I want to make sure no problems..
Thank you thank you!
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:42 PM
 
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Buy, or find someone who has, a stud finder, e-z to use. Mount only in studs as mentioned above for strength and to prevent wall buckling out.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Buy, or find someone who has, a stud finder, e-z to use. Mount only in studs as mentioned above for strength and to prevent wall buckling out.
thank you!
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Knoxville
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A stud finder might not work so well on exterior with vinyl siding. Lots of the nails used on vinyl siding are not on studs.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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A stud finder might not work so well on exterior with vinyl siding. Lots of the nails used on vinyl siding are not on studs.
Thank you!Will keep that in mind
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Thank you!Will keep that in mind
Use the tool on the inside wall... then measure over to a known mark (eg window).
MOST framing is based on a 16" c/L standard... but all studs are not always 16" apart.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Use the tool on the inside wall... then measure over to a known mark (eg window).
MOST framing is based on a 16" c/L standard... but all studs are not always 16" apart.
that is sneaky smart.
I will thanks!
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