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My first hanging sign

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Stirling, May 30, 2008.

  1. Stirling

    Stirling New Member

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    I'm hanging a sign, approx. 4' x 4', and am uneasy about failure due to wind(its a windy area). I'm leaning towards eye screws in 3/4" MDO, or eye screws in dowels and then inserted with epoxy in HDU(to keep the weight down). I Would like advice on the safest route for such a large sign(the client may want me to go even larger). Thanx.
     
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  2. jscarl

    jscarl Very Active Member

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    :Welcome: to:signs101:
     
  3. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Look into MDO hangers.
    Most suppliers carry them.
     
  4. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    You need some brackets that bolt to the MDO and then attach to the eye bolts......

    Signwearhouse has them.......
     
  5. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    If you get all the advise you can get here, and still don't feel good about it, I'd sub it out to someone who knows more about it, and let it be their problem. (As long as they are insured!)
     
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    N2Harpz Very Active Member

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  7. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    depending on where you're hanging it....i try to attach a chain towards the bottom of the sign and the off to a wall or post...this way if it's windy, the sign won't swing around too much
     
  8. I agree with Kraig....get a professional to hang it...nothing worse than being liable.
     
  9. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    No, you can't just put eyescrews into the top of the sign. You need something that will be bolted thru the sign face. And the hanging bracket needs to be just as sturdy. This is a case where over-building is in your best interest.
    Ken
     
  10. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Welcome to the forum.......MDO hangers.
     
  11. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I want everyone to remember this post, cause I don't see this too often! :biggrin:
     
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