Video:Install a Ceiling Hookwith Luis Sierra
Dress up a corner or add life to a small space by hanging your favorite plants or objects from the ceiling. Learn how to install a ceiling hook.See Transcript
Transcript:Install a Ceiling HookHi, I'm Luis Sierra for About.com Home. Today I'm going to show you how to install a ceiling hook.
Tools Needed to Install a Ceiling HookThe tools required for this project are:
- an electric hand drill
- a drill bit of the appropriate size
- goggles to protect the eyes from falling debris
Thread the Hook Through the AnchorTo install in a sheetrock ceiling, you will use an anchor. Hold the anchor in one hand and partially thread the threaded shank with the other. Then thread the hook on.
Make certain the anchor folds down towards the hook, as this is what will suspend on the opposite side of the sheetrock ceiling.
Install the Hook in the CeilingMark your spot for the hook. Drill the hole without using too much pressure. With the anchor folded, install the anchor and screw through the ceiling until the anchor opens. You should hear a click.
Gently pull on the hook and twist until it's snug. Do not over tighten.
Hang the ObjectYou are now ready to place whatever objects you want from the ceiling. Keep in mind the weight of the object used.
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