Frequently Asked Questions

How far apart should coat hooks be spaced? 
How far apart should coat hooks be spaced?
Step 2: Mark the hook spacing using a pencil (space the hooks at least 8 to 12 inches apart to give garments or towels room to breath).May 10, 2012


How much weight can a coat rack hold? 
How much weight can a coat rack hold?
A coat rack can weigh 20 pounds when heavy winter wear is hanging from the pegs.


How do you mount a coat rack to the wall? 
How do you mount a coat rack to the wall?
Mount and Secure. Hold up the coat rack, and align the mounting holes with the drywall anchors. Secure the coat rack to the wall by driving 2” wood screws into each anchor.


What is a coat hook? 
What is a coat hook?
A clothes hanger, coat hanger, or coathanger, is a device in the shape of: Human shoulders designed to facilitate the hanging of a coat, jacket, sweater, shirt, blouse or dress in a manner that prevents wrinkles, with a lower bar for the hanging of trousers or skirts.
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What is the best height for coat hooks? 
What is the best height for coat hooks?
The coat rack should be low enough that it is convenient to everyone who will use it regularly to reach but high enough that coats, even long ones, do not touch the ground when hanging. For many people, the optimal hanging height is around 5 feet.


How far apart should towel hooks be? 
How far apart should towel hooks be?
Robe hooks should be mounted at 70 inches above the floor and if there are two, they should be spaced at least 9 inches apart. Robe hooks are also great for towel storage if a towel bar is not possible due to space limitations.Oct 28, 2011


How many coats fit on a coat rack? 
How many coats fit on a coat rack?
Most coat racks come in a standard width that is great if you know roughly the number of people who generally come into your establishment. However, if you don t know if you will need room for 4 or 5 coats, or possibly 15 or 20 coats, there are coat racks available that can actually convert into larger racks.


How do you hang heavy objects on plaster walls? 
How do you hang heavy objects on plaster walls?
How to Hang Heavy Objects on Plaster Walls
  1. Move the stud finder over the plaster wall across the spot where the heavy object will hang. ...
  2. Move the stud finder approximately 16 inches to the right or left of the mark. ...
  3. Put a small bit into the drill, and drill into the first mark. ...
  4. Use a level to draw a line to the area of the second mark.


What are the best drywall anchors? 
What are the best drywall anchors?
Top 5 Best Drywall Anchors
Name Type Weight Supported
The Hillman Group Toggle Bolt Toggle Bolt Up to 75lbs
OOK – Heavy-Duty Drywall Hanger Mounted Drywall Hook Up to 200lbs
TOGGLER – SnapSkru Self Drilling Anchor Up to 57lbs
Prime-Line Products Z Molly Bolt Up to 50lbs
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Mar 20, 2019


How much weight can drywall anchors hold? 
How much weight can drywall anchors hold?
Toggles, anchors or molly bolts are surprisingly strong. A 1/8 toggle can hold 30 pounds on 1/2-inch drywall and a 3/8-inch toggle can handle a hefty 50 pounds or more safely. When applying any kind of drywall anchor, you should understand how they work and which screw anchor may work best to put into a hollow wall.Sep 7, 2018


What do drywall anchors do? 
What do drywall anchors do?
The Different Types of Hollow Wall and Drywall Anchors. Wall anchors are something like insurance policies. They ensure that the wall can support whatever is intended to hang on it and other loads, regardless of how heavy the hanging is or the material the accessory is made of.Feb 4, 2019


Are wire coat hangers toxic? 
Are wire coat hangers toxic?
On top of that, hangers are made from seven different types of plastic. ... That's why 85 percent of plastic hangers end up in landfills, leaching toxins like benzene and bisphenol-A into the ground water along the way, according to Schrager.Dec 11, 2008


What gauge wire are hangers? 
What gauge wire are hangers?
Gauge Thickness chart & Information:
Gauge -Thickness Dimension inches thick NOTES
10 .102 inch
12 .081 inch 50 About as thick as a standard wire coat hanger
14 .064 inch a bit thicker than 1/16 inch This and thicker is Considered PLATE METAL in sheet metal. as in "copper plate"
16 .051 inch
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What kind of metal are coat hangers made from? 
What kind of metal are coat hangers made from?
You can purchase hangers made from a number of different materials, but the three most common hanger materials are metal wire (usually steel), plastic (a blend of plastic resins) and wood (often maple or walnut).Apr 13, 2018


How high should a coat closet rod be? 
How high should a coat closet rod be?
Rod Height. Standard rod height for a single closet rod is 60 inches, a height that leaves ample hanging space for floor-length dresses. When installing double rods, hang the top rod 80 inches from the floor and the bottom rod 40 inches from the floor. Leave at least 3 feet of space between the two rods.Dec 12, 2017


How do you install wall hooks? 
How do you install wall hooks?
How to Mount a Coat Hook Into Drywall
  1. Place the coat hook over the desired location and insert the pencil into the screw hole to mark the wall.
  2. Use the drill and the Phillips tip to screw the drywall anchor into the wall where the pencil mark is.


How high is a closet shelf? 
How high is a closet shelf?
7 feet
The very top shelf in the closet is commonly 84 inches above the floor level. This allows a double-deck arrangement of closet rods below this shelf. One rod is mounted just below the top shelf and the other rod is mounted 42 inches above the floor. At 7 feet high, the top shelf is a stretch for many people.


Do towels dry faster on hooks or bars? 
Do towels dry faster on hooks or bars?
Towel bars are a good option if you have a lot of wall space near the tub or shower. Towel bars allow towels to dry without being bunched up, so they dry faster than towels might on a hook or ring. ... For especially tight spaces, consider using an over-the-door towel bar.Jul 17, 2018


What is the best location for a toilet paper holder? 
What is the best location for a toilet paper holder?
According to the NKBA, a wall-mounted toilet paper holder works best if installed 26 inches above the floor, on center. "On center" means that the center of the holder, as opposed to the bottom or top of it, is 26 inches above the floor.Dec 15, 2018


How high should towel rings be hung? 
How high should towel rings be hung?
The towel ring must be installed between 50 inches and 52 inches height, measured from the finish floor. If you measure it from the vanity, then it shall be hung 20 inches to 22 inches above it.Dec 13, 2018


How high should a bathroom cabinet be hung over the toilet? 
How high should a bathroom cabinet be hung over the toilet?
Many bathrooms have a smaller wall space where the toilet is located. Using a tape measure, measure the width of the wall and the height from the top of the toilet tank to the ceiling. The bottom of most cabinets are approximately 2 feet above the tank.


What height should a toilet paper holder be? 
What height should a toilet paper holder be?
Height: When it comes time to consider the distance between the floor and your toilet paper, 26 inches is the ideal number. The National Kitchen and Bath Association suggests installing a wall-mounted holder 26 inches from the floor. They also suggest that the 26 inches is “on-center.”Nov 15, 2016


What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on? 
What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on?
Put it on the left side. The other guy's suggestion is on point with most people being right handed, but righties are going to want to have a full reach to their left side with right hand. The dispenser also being on the right side will probably actually present more of an uncomfortable reach.Jul 2, 2011


How do you hang something on the wall without damaging it? 
How do you hang something on the wall without damaging it?
How to Hang Things without Damaging Your Walls
  1. Use hooks with special adhesive. ...
  2. Fine some unique decorative tape. ...
  3. Hang your art on clothespins. ...
  4. Use putty to hang up your favorite works of art. ...
  5. Use a wire display. ...
  6. Use decals as decorations. ...
  7. Use magnetic paint. ...
  8. Heers Management.
Aug 4, 2016


What are the best anchors for plaster walls? 
What are the best anchors for plaster walls?
Lath and plaster walls can't accept typical plastic anchors. Toggle or molly bolts are required. Be sure to use ones that are long enough to get behind the plaster and lath. Drilling a hole with a masonry bit will be required, more below on installing toggle and molly bolts.Jul 15, 2016


Is drywall better than plaster? 
Is drywall better than plaster?
Plaster is more sound-proof, but drywall usually means better insulation. A dense material, plaster blocks sound transmission much better than gypsum drywall. However, even though plaster is denser, it can't beat the thermal capabilities of standard drywall coupled with modern insulation commonly found today.


How thick is my drywall? 
How thick is my drywall?
Common thicknesses are 1/4-inch, 1/2-inch, and 5/8-inch. The thickness required for each application is dictated by the building code. 1/4-inch: Not a common thickness, 1/4-inch-thick drywall is used as a skimming (or double-wall) material for placing over an existing surface.Jan 28, 2019


Can you hang heavy things on drywall? 
Can you hang heavy things on drywall?
Toggle anchors with bolts are more heavy duty, holding more than 235 lbs. They can be installed in drywall or hollow concrete blocks, and cost just over a buck a piece. To use, drill a hole in the wall, then feed the channel through the hole so it's inside the wall.Jan 25, 2018


Do you hammer in drywall anchors? 
Do you hammer in drywall anchors?
Make sure it's pointing up, and then hammer it into the wall. Use a screwdriver to add the screw. ... Once you have the anchor tight, back the screw out to hang a hook or picture. The Plastic Screw-In Kind: This is the easiest type of drywall anchor.Jan 19, 2010


How much weight can drywall hold without anchor? 
How much weight can drywall hold without anchor?
How much weight can drywall hold without anchors? This can be 5 to 10 pounds, but keep in mind that the drywall is an extremely brittle material and, it is not strong enough to hold the weight for a longer period of time.


How much can a nail in drywall hold? 
How much can a nail in drywall hold?
It's good to have a selection of these on hand in different sizes. Large versions installed with an angled nail can support up to 20 lbs. For heavier loads (25 pounds to 50 pounds), use a flat-mounted hook and an anchor. Best for: Picture frames (up to 20 pounds) on drywall and plaster.


Do I need drywall anchors? 
Do I need drywall anchors?
Simple Answer: NO – A screw directly into drywall will not hold. You need to use some type of picture hanging hardware to hang a heavy picture securely. The threads of a screw into only drywall, without an anchor, will NOT permanently hold in the drywall.Dec 11, 2015


Can drywall anchors be reused? 
Can drywall anchors be reused?
Driving the screw into the anchor stretches the plastic so it can't be reused. However, if you purchase reusable anchors or take certain steps during your project, you might be able to salvage the anchors. In some areas, old plastic wall anchors can be recycled.


Do I need drywall anchors for curtains? 
Do I need drywall anchors for curtains?
You'll then need to figure out if there's a stud behind the drywall where your hole is going to be drilled. If there IS a stud, you will just use a screw. Knowing which to use is very important — without a drywall anchor, a screw alone will not hold the weight of the curtain and rod.Dec 22, 2017


Can you put a drywall anchor in a stud? 
Can you put a drywall anchor in a stud?
Wood screws directly into a stud are going to be many times stronger then drywall anchors. When you have hit a stud, use a screw. When you are just in the drywall, use a drywall anchor. Drilling out the strong wood to replace with weak plastic doesn't make any sense.Apr 13, 2013


What can I do with unwanted hangers? 
What can I do with unwanted hangers?
Thrift stores and donation centers tend to be the first place people think of when they want to get rid of hangers, but not all of them want them.
...
Too many hangers? Send them packing
  1. Donate them to your local dry cleaners. ...
  2. Post them on Albany Freecycle. ...
  3. If you see a need, offer to fill it. ...
  4. Repurpose them.
Dec 1, 2008


How do you get rid of wire hangers? 
How do you get rid of wire hangers?
Get rid of your wire hangers without being wasteful.
  1. Donate your wire hangers to your local dry cleaners. ...
  2. Call your local elementary or high school to ask if it would like to have them. ...
  3. Check with your local waste management company to see if the hangers are recycled in your area.


How do you dispose of wire hangers? 
How do you dispose of wire hangers?
Check with your local solid waste district before you bundle your metal hangers together and take them to a recycling center. If you are lucky enough to live somewhere like New York City or Riverside, CA, you can put metal hangers in your curbside recycling bin, but those programs are the exception to the rule.Jun 5, 2014


What is coat hanger wire made of? 
What is coat hanger wire made of?
There are three basic types of clothes hangers. The first is the wire hanger, which has a simple loop of wire, most often steel, in a flattened triangle shape that continues into a hook at the top.


How do you remove plastic hangers? 
How do you remove plastic hangers?
How to Recycle Plastic Hangers
  1. Inspect your old tube-type household hangers for a recycling number. ...
  2. Inspect your unwanted retail plastic hangers. ...
  3. Make use of TerraCycle to recycle retail hangers. ...
  4. Don't obtain excess unwanted plastic hangers. ...
  5. Try to give hangers away via FreeCycle or even Craig's List.


Does target take plastic hangers? 
Does target take plastic hangers?
Recycle Garment Hangers at Target Stores. Garment hangers are not the recycling no-no that I thought they are. Your local Target store will take them and reuse them. And when the hangers break, Target will recycle the plasticand metal parts to make plastic flowerpots and other gardening supplies.May 9, 2017


Can you recycle wire hangers for money? 
Can you recycle wire hangers for money?
Most municipalities don't accept wire hangers for curbside recycling because the curved ends can jam recycling equipment. ... If your dry cleaner doesn't accept old hangers, find one in your area that will through the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute's hanger recycling program.Mar 7, 2017


What is the average closet size? 
What is the average closet size?
Usually anywhere from 3 to 8 feet wide with a limited depth of 24 to 30 inches, reach-in closets are commonly found in hallways, kids' rooms and bedrooms of older homes. These closets were originally designed with a single rod for hanging clothes under a shelf, with return walls that can limit access inside.


How much room do you need for hanging clothes? 
How much room do you need for hanging clothes?
Shelves for folded clothes should be placed around 12 inches apart. 84 inches is considered the minimum height to hold double hanging rods. Blouses and shirts will take up about 1 inch of rod space, pants and skirts around 1 1/4 inches and dresses, jackets and suits about 2 to 3 inches.


What is the standard height for hanging clothes? 
What is the standard height for hanging clothes?
Rod Height. Standard rod height for a single closet rod is 60 inches, a height that leaves ample hanging space for floor-length dresses. When installing double rods, hang the top rod 80 inches from the floor and the bottom rod 40 inches from the floor. Leave at least 3 feet of space between the two rods.Dec 12, 2017


How do you install wall hooks? 
How do you install wall hooks?
How to Mount a Coat Hook Into Drywall
  1. Place the coat hook over the desired location and insert the pencil into the screw hole to mark the wall.
  2. Use the drill and the Phillips tip to screw the drywall anchor into the wall where the pencil mark is.


How do you secure a coat rack to the wall? 
How do you secure a coat rack to the wall?
Mount and Secure. Hold up the coat rack, and align the mounting holes with the drywall anchors. Secure the coat rack to the wall by driving 2” wood screws into each anchor.


How do you stick a poster on a wall without damaging it? 
How do you stick a poster on a wall without damaging it?
Method 1 Putting Up Unframed Posters without Damaging the Poster
  1. Clean your hands before handling. ...
  2. Lay the poster flat. ...
  3. Clean the space on the wall where you plan to put the poster. ...
  4. Use a removable adhesive. ...
  5. Attach the removable adhesive to the back of the poster. ...
  6. Put up the poster. ...
  7. Peel to remove.
Mar 29, 2019


How high is a closet shelf? 
How high is a closet shelf?
7 feet
The very top shelf in the closet is commonly 84 inches above the floor level. This allows a double-deck arrangement of closet rods below this shelf. One rod is mounted just below the top shelf and the other rod is mounted 42 inches above the floor. At 7 feet high, the top shelf is a stretch for many people.


How tall should a shelf be? 
How tall should a shelf be?
General Guidelines I learned: For hanging shelves above a couch, measure 10” above the back of the couch. When hanging shelves on a hallway wall, measure up from the floor 5-6 feet. For hanging shelves on a dining room or living room wall, measure up from the floor 4-4.5 feet.


How far should a closet rod be from the wall? 
How far should a closet rod be from the wall?
Half a hanger + the thickness of the clothes would be your minimum, but the vast majority are 12"/300mm, and most but possibly not all brackets are that size. 10 inches (254 mm) to the center of the rod, minimum. The widest hangers I know about are 18.5", so half of that is 9.25" plus 3/4" wiggle room.Dec 14, 2013


Do towels dry faster on hooks or bars? 
Do towels dry faster on hooks or bars?
Towel bars are a good option if you have a lot of wall space near the tub or shower. Towel bars allow towels to dry without being bunched up, so they dry faster than towels might on a hook or ring. ... For especially tight spaces, consider using an over-the-door towel bar.Jul 17, 2018


What do you do with towels after you shower? 
What do you do with towels after you shower?
7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels
  1. You double-up when hanging them on hooks. ...
  2. You don't wash them often enough. ...
  3. You use the same towels too often. ...
  4. You use too much detergent when you wash them. ...
  5. You don't wash them in hot enough water. ...
  6. You don't shake them out before they go in the dryer.
Feb 12, 2015


How far apart should you put coat hooks? 
How far apart should you put coat hooks?
Step 2: Mark the hook spacing using a pencil (space the hooks at least 8 to 12 inches apart to give garments or towels room to breath).May 10, 2012


What height should grab bars be installed? 
What height should grab bars be installed?
In toilets and showers, the tops of horizontal grab bars need to be 33 to 36 inches from the floor. In a transfer shower, the bottom of the vertical bar must be 3 to 6 inches above the horizontal bar on that wall. The problem is that installers often aim for one edge of the range, and end up a bit high or low.


Where should a towel ring be placed? 
Where should a towel ring be placed?
Generally speaking, the average height of a towel bar should be 48 inches from the floor. This is also true for the hand towel ring. If you are hanging towel bars in a children's bath, you may want to hang the bar lower (36 inches from the floor).


How do you fix toilet paper holder on drywall? 
How do you fix toilet paper holder on drywall?


How high should a bathroom cabinet be hung over the toilet? 
How high should a bathroom cabinet be hung over the toilet?
Many bathrooms have a smaller wall space where the toilet is located. Using a tape measure, measure the width of the wall and the height from the top of the toilet tank to the ceiling. The bottom of most cabinets are approximately 2 feet above the tank.


What is the standard height for toilet paper holder? 
What is the standard height for toilet paper holder?
Height Placement. According to the NKBA, a wall-mounted toilet paper holder works best if installed 26 inches above the floor, on center. "On center" means that the center of the holder, as opposed to the bottom or top of it, is 26 inches above the floor.Dec 15, 2018


What height should a toilet paper holder be? 
What height should a toilet paper holder be?
Height: When it comes time to consider the distance between the floor and your toilet paper, 26 inches is the ideal number. The National Kitchen and Bath Association suggests installing a wall-mounted holder 26 inches from the floor. They also suggest that the 26 inches is “on-center.”Nov 15, 2016


How high should a bathroom medicine cabinet be? 
How high should a bathroom medicine cabinet be?
A general rule of thumb is that the top of the cabinet box (not the door trim) should be 72 inches off the floor. But This Old House general contractor Tom Silva is more flexible.


How high should a bathroom cabinet be? 
How high should a bathroom cabinet be?
The standard height of a bathroom vanity cabinet is 32″. Bathroom vanities range from 30″-36″ in height. Modern bath cabinets have become taller in recent years in what is known as “Comfort Height Vanities.”Jun 24, 2014


How high is a comfort height toilet? 
How high is a comfort height toilet?
Seat Height. Unlike standard bowls, whose rims stand about 14 or 15 inches above the floor, most “comfort height toilets are 17 to 19 inches high. Some people find them to be more comfortable to use because the added heightmakes it easier to get on and off the throne.Sep 12, 2018


How do you install a toilet paper holder on the wall? 
How do you install a toilet paper holder on the wall?
Take the plunge and drill holes using a ¼” drill bit on the marks. Insert anchors and nails into the holes to mount the paper holder. Slide the mounting parts, and secure by pushing flush with the wall and down into the mountingbracket, then slide the toilet paper roll on.Nov 29, 2017


How high should a towel bar be? 
How high should a towel bar be?
Standard Towel Bar Height. Common towel bar placement falls between 42 and 48 inches as measured from the bathroom floor, but they can range anywhere from 30 to 52 inches. A height of 48 inches is a common option. It gives you plenty of room for hanging towels while keeping everything accessible.Sep 5, 2018


How high above the vanity should the towel ring be? 
How high above the vanity should the towel ring be?
The towel ring must be installed between 50 inches and 52 inches height, measured from the finish floor. If you measure it from the vanity, then it shall be hung 20 inches to 22 inches above it.Dec 13, 2018