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Do I need to find the wall studs for this interior sign ?

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by Jo Hill, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Jo Hill

    Jo Hill Member

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    Hello fellow sign makers.

    As mentioned in a previous post, one of my customers has requested for a 2’x3’ acrylic sign, 1/4 inch thickness.

    i will be installing this interior sign using standoffs.

    My question is: do I need to find the wall studs for something this size to be safe and stable on an interior wall? (Office space)

    What weight would constitute drilling into the wall studs? Is there a general rule?

    Thank you again!
     
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  2. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    No, Use toggle anchors
     
  3. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    on that size you should be fine with these anchors. I use the big ones. these things are strong
     

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  4. ams

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    Agree with this. They are quite strong. If you are using stand offs in the middle, you could always put those in a stud for extra support.
     
  5. Moze

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    No need to find a stud. Most basic wall anchors hold around 30 to 50 lb each.
     
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  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Toggles give you wiggle room if you need to adjust ;)
     
  7. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    The oversized holes in the acrylic allow for all the adjustment you need.
     
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