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$49.oo

The heavy duty hollow wall bracket

STEADFASTENER

The

The Steadfastener bracket set is specifically designed to fasten heavy mirrors and artwork into 'hollow' walls. Locating studs is no longer necessary. The Steadfastener distributes the weight of heavy items when secured into gibboard only. Can also be used into most 'cavity-slider' walls without obstructing the sliding door.

STEADFASTENER

 how to install

The

100 KG TEST

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Step by step instructions

1. Screw brackets to back of frame

Measure and mark accurately 30mm down from the top of frame (or appropriate distance). Do this on both the left side and the right side of frame (fig 1). Then mark another point 50mm in from sides of frame as well (fig 2). Drill small pilot hole at those points (fig 3). Insert screw through bracket (‘open’ edge faces DOWN) and screw into single predrilled hole. Do not over-tighten (fig 4).  This allows bracket to be adjusted before putting in other screws. Ensure that brackets are level with top of frame. Drill and screw remaining screws through bracket holes. Hand tighten, gently.

2. Plot points to wall

Locate and plot the centre of wall using a pin as a marker. Measure the full height of frame (this is the ‘height’ measurement). Transfer height measurement to wall where 'centre-pin’is (fig 5).  Press two pins into wall to plot the top & bottom of height. Once pins are in wall, stand back several feet and consider their height in relation to floor & ceiling. This might take several attempts before settling on height.

Measure the outside span of both brackets fastened to back of frame. This is our width measurement. Transfer the “width” measurement to wall approx 70mm down from top pin (fig 6), being sure to centre them using the ‘centre’ pin as guide (fig 7). Level the ‘width’ pins and the centre pin (fig 8). Once the width pins are centered at the correct span and are level, all other pins can be removed, leaving only the ‘width’ pins.

3. Drill holes and insert plugs

(fig 9) Hold single bracket

(open edge facing UP) in left hand and place carefully up to the inside of right hand pin (if you are ‘left handed’ then reverse this process to the inside of left hand pin). You are attempting to get the bottom of bracket exactly in line with the pin. With drill (& 3mm bit) in right hand, drill through hole nearest to pin (fig 10).  Remove bracket (but leave pin in). Replace 3mm drill-bit with 6mm bit. Now redrill existing hole with 6mm bit, insert 6mm plastic plug (fig 11). If drilling hits wood/steel stud, then there is no need to re-drill with the 6mm bit. Insert 6mm plug into 6mm hole and tap into wall so that plastic flange disk is flat to wall (fig 12), take care not to over hit plug and fracture the gib surrounding the plug.

 

4. Fitting brackets into plugs

Insert screw through bracket-hole then into  plug (fig 13), screw in fully but do not over tighten. Rest‘level’on bracket and straighten (fig 14). Drill remaining holes with 3mm bit through bracket (fig 15). Pivit bracket away so as to expose 3mm holes, redrill holes with 6mm if necessary (fig 16). 

Insert plugs into 6mm holes, and tap into place. Do not over-hit (fig 17). Reposition bracket over plugs and screw in remaining screws. Hand-tighten, gently (fig 18 & 19). Repeat process for opposite side.

Brackets on back of mirror will sit into

brackets on wall like this (fig 20).

Figure 1
Measure & Mark in 30mmdown from top of frame - on both sides.
Figure 2
Mark 50mm in from sides of frame.
Figure 3
pre-drill, insert screw through bracket ('open' edge faces DOWN) and screw into single pre-drilled hole.
Figure 4
Insert screw through bracket ('open' edge faces DOWN) and screw into single predrilled hole.
Figure 5
Locate & plot
the centre of wall using a pin as a marker. Measure the full height of frame. This is the 'height' measurement. Transfer height measurement to wall where 'centre-pin' is. Press two pins into wall to plot the top & bottom of height. Once pins are in wall, stand back several feet and consider their height in relation to floor & ceiling. This might take several attempts before settling on height.
Figure 6
Measure the outside span of both brackets fastened to back of frame. this is our width measurement. Transfer the 'width' measurement to wall approx 70mm down from top of pin.
Figure 7
Centre them using the centre pin.
Figure 8
Level the "width" pins
and the centre pin. Once the width pins are centered at the correct span and are level, all other pins can be removed, leaving only the "width" pins.
Figure 9
Hold single bracket
(open edge facing UP) in left hand and place carefully up to the inside of right hand pin (if you are ‘left handed’ then reverse this process to the inside of lefthand pin). You are attempting to get the bottom of bracket exactly in line with pin.
Figure 10
With drill (& 3mm bit)
in right hand, Drill through hole nearest to pin.
Figure 11
Remove bracket
(but leave pin in). Replace 3mm drill-bit with 6mm bit, now re-drill existing hole with 6mm bit, insert 6mm plastic plug.
Figure 12
If drilling hits wood/steel stud, then there is no need to re drill with the 6mm bit. Insert 6mm plug into 6mm hole and tap into wall so that plastic flange disk is flat to wall), take care not to over hit plug and fracture the gib. surrounding the plug.
Figure 13
Insert screw
through bracket-hole then into plug, screw in fully but do not over tighten.
Figure 14
Rest ‘level’ on bracket
and straighten.
Figure 15
Drill remaining holes
with 3mm bit through bracket.
Figure 16
Pivot bracket away
so as to expose 3mm holes, re-drill holes with 6mm if necessary.
Figure 17
Insert plugs
into 6mm holes, and tap into place. Do not over-hit.
Figure 18
Reposition bracket
over plugs and screw in remaining screws. Hand-tighten, gently.
Figure 19
Repeat process
for opposite side. Brackets on back of mirror will sit into brackets on wall like this.
Figure 20
Brackets at rest
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Figure 14

Rest ‘level’ on bracket and straighten.