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Wall Mounting Brass Plate


I have a brass candle holder that attaches to the wall by a 5.5" round brass plate 1/8" thick. I don't want to drill holes in it and don't like metal or plastic mirror holders, they look cheap. The whole thing weighs about 3 lbs. What's the best way to affix it to my wall elegantly, and safely--I don't want a burning candle falling to the floor. Thanks. 



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First of all Boilly ,,,WELCOME to the handyman show,,, actually this is more than a home improvement site,, its also a small group of friends that has developed over the past few years, and become a great pastime for most of us,, so this handyman forum most likely will be all over the place as far as the conversations and ideas go, ( actually its a chat group for us old guys, so we don't end up dosing off all day) so Please join our small group, and make your self at home,

Now to kinda answer your question on hangng a heavy candle holder on a wall,, you didn't mention what type of hanger you have in mind , whether you want to use a nail type hanger, or what ever ,

So I found this video for you to view and maybe get a idea what will work best for your situation,,

http://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/how_to_hang_heavy_objects_on_walls

please don't make youre self a stranger,,

the guys here are mostly retired carpenters, electricans, and general do it all ,,  welcome,,



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Rat, you outdone yerself on that one - - - - that is a great video and should answer Boilly's question, however, if he doesnt' want to drill holes in the back plate, I'm wondering if there could possibly be another way to hang it??? Boilly, could you post a pic of the brass plate and accessories?

Footnote: I've seen some infomercials that are selling an adhesive hanger that can be removed later with no damage to the wall - - - - doesn't look that workable to me but I've never tried them either - - - - - still has a hanger style tho??????????

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Thanks. I solved the problem when I realized the blass plate already had holes in it, where four short screws secured two brackets. I removed the short screws and put in longer ones that went thru the plate, and into mollies in the wall, mounting it fairly firmly, without any ugly exterior hardware (or plastic wear). I've attached a picture (I hope correctly).



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hey, thats purdy. well done boilly ! cool.

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Very nice piece and very good job displaying it.
I can see why you were concerned with doing it properly.

Thanks for the picture.
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Glad you got it worked out.  That is a nice bracket candle holder.



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WoW !! nice job, I can see why you wanted to make it really secure,, that looks to be a pretty heavy holder,, and a nice one also,

Glad to see you got it taken care of, 

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