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Question DetailsAsked on 5/29/2017

Who can I call to hang a mirror?

32"X48" framed mirror

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Here are some previous similar questions with answers FYI:

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Actually, DIY is not hard if the frame already has mounting hardware on the back - if frame with mirror is more than about 15 pounds should not use the angled nail or plastic insert-type drywall type anchor - you should use one nailed/screwed into a stud (or maybe two adjacent studs in your case if hanging 48" dimension sideways), and I always use two anchors on mirrors for more security, and each one rated for substantially more than the total weight of the mirror and frame. (50 or 100# rated does not cost much more than 15 or 25 pound rated, so beon the safe side and get overrated ones).

For cable type hanger (picture-frame type cable on the back) you use this general type hanger, and for extra safety (usually takes two people - one to hold picture out from wall, one with hammer or pliers) I crimp down the hook over the cable so the cable can't be knocked out of it (light duty type first and don't believe a rating over about 15-20 pounds if not into a stud - then heavy duty is shown below that):

https://www.amazon.com/100-Picture-Ha...

https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-MIRROR-P...

For brackets on the mirror which are a metal strap standing out from the back, designed to slip over a hanger hook, following type - which you generally cannot crimp, but a good couple of wraps of strong string around it and the hanger can help keep it from being bounced off the hanger hook if the frame is bumped or in a strong earthquake.

https://www.amazon.com/Hillman-Group-...

https://www.amazon.com/534021-20-Poun...

For the type with a hook sticking out on the back of the frame, this general type wall mounted hardware:

https://www.amazon.com/Super-Heavy-Ex...

If the frame does not have hangers on it, then is a question of your confidence in putting hardware on it - hanger clips, or picture framing wire - not tough to do in a wide, thick wood frame - tougher in thin or narrow wood or metal frame, and of course you have to be careful the mounting screws do not distort the frame or come reall close to or hit the glass and break it. Most picture frame studios and some replacement glass shops will put on hanging hardware for a nominal charge, though of course that means wrapping it in padding and transporting it there and back without breaking it.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD

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Hi,

This is Erick in Member Care. Thanks for your interest in Angie's List!

We'll be happy to help find top rated Handymen that can hang your mirror for you, but it doesn't look like you have a subscription to the List yet. You can join by visiting www.angieslist.com or by giving us a call. Our call center is available 8:00 am-9:00 pm weekdays and 8:00-5:00 pm ET on Saturdays.

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