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Bernard Gillespie of Cape Town writes
We’d like to mount this plate ( see below) on a wall but there’s no fixing point on the back; it weighs 4.7kg and is 54cm in diameter. All the plate hangers we’ve found are totally inadequate and we can’t afford to take a chance on it breaking! Can you help?
Nicholas Henshilwood, owner of Hangitnow, replies
I suggest you use an invisible plate hanger. They’re not readily available in SA, but we do import them in small quantities (about R55–R95 each) and I’ve used them with no problems for the past 10 years.
It’s important to follow the instructions carefully: be sure to scour the back of the plate with a rough sponge and Vim or an abrasive substance to remove any oils or waxes. Then add a little water to the back of the invisible plate hanger until the glue becomes tacky. After about three minutes, stick the plate hanger disk onto the plate in the correct position and leave it to dry for 12 hours. Test the hanger before hanging it on the wall. Since your plate weighs more than 4kg and the maximum weight limit on the 140mm plate hanger is 3kg, I’d suggest using two and sticking them side by side. The 100mm plate hangers positioned side by side would also be suitable and may be a better fit, depending on the surface area. Visit hangitnow.co.za or call 082 374 8991.
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