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Old 05-15-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Coat rack mounting - velcro too weak

I mounted a coat rack on the side wall using velcro that I thought was rated strong enough for 2 or 3 coats, but apparently I underestimated the weight of the coats, as the velcro halves separated. Both stayed stuck to their respective parts, just not to each other. As there are no studs available where I want it, apparently I need some kind of moly fastener through the wall panel - who's used what with good success?
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:41 PM   #2
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Try interlock Velcro ?
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:27 PM   #3
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Try interlock Velcro ?
never heard of that ... this stuff? http://www.andybaird.com/travels/gertie/superlock.htm
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:32 AM   #4
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never heard of that ... this stuff? http://www.andybaird.com/travels/gertie/superlock.htm
That's the strongest velcro I'm aware of and has a great strength. Velcro has a very good hold in a "pull apart" scenario, ie pulling the 2 surfaces apart at zero deg angles, but as you are using it the forces are in a sheer force. FWIW
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:11 AM   #5
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We bought a coat tree from amazon and it works great, no need to hang anything on the wall.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:25 AM   #6
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I took a second look and then recalled I used ~2" diameter round circles of velcro - 1 in each corner.
I'll change out to a full length strip of the interlock/superlock velcro noted above and give it a try.
If that doesn't work, then I guess some kind of molly or anchor bolts will be next.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:27 AM   #7
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I made up an oak coat hook and mounted it between the entry door and the LR slide. One screw goes into the aluminum stud, the other onto a hollow door anchor that is nothing more then a big screw in gadget. You drill a small hole and using a Phillip's screw driver, turn into place. You then put a small screw in that. One caution - make sure that the regular screw is shorter then the wall thickness. I just added a stair rail and did it the same way - a hefty screw in the aluminum stud then 5 hollow door anchors to hold it the rest of the 48" length.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:26 AM   #8
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Coat rack mounting - velcro too weak

I have had success holding heavier items like a small shelf unit to the foam core side walls using the following technique:


* drill 1/4" hole (for #8 screw anchor) approximately 3/4" deep in the wall where I want a screw

* cut off the tip of the self drilling plastic drywall screw-in anchor so it is only left with the screw thread section

* inject silicone in the drilled hole

* screw in the modified anchor

* let the silicone cure for a day

* mount your item to the anchor



Here is the type of anchor I use:


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Here is the type of anchor I use:

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I use the metal and shorter version - they seem stronger then the plastic kind
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:54 PM   #10
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I use Command strips to mount everything in the TT. I mounted a fishing rod holder with Command strips and it works great.
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