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Adjustable Picture Hanging Hook
Frame Without Removing From Wall
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PRICING: $2.80 for 25-49 sets $2.65 for
50-99 sets $2.50 for 100 or more
#8 Plastic Anchors & Screws
Anchor & Screw
PRICING: $.43 for 25-99 sets $.40 for for
100 or more sets
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J-Hook is a heavy-duty two-part picture hook that permits
height/level adjustments without having to remove the item
hung on it from the wall. J-Hooks are installed with two (2)
1 7/8" x 13 nails per hook and/or the optional screws &
Picture Weight: Although the manufacturer asserts that a set
of two J-Hooks will support 100 lbs., our recommended
Maximum Picture Weight for installation in drywall is 50
As with any hook,
the type and condition of the wall itself will affect
holding strength. Use of the optional anchors & screws
or nailing the J-Hooks into wall studs will add strength to
The lower section of
the J-Hook moves up or down by adjusting the hex nut on the
threaded bolt that connects the two parts. The upper section
of the hook is designed so that you can make this height
adjustment while the hook is under load on the wall by
turning the head of the connecting bolt with a screwdriver
inserted through the opening on the top side of the
approximately 3/4" adjustment capacity on a J-Hook, so
installation of the hooks on the wall need not be perfectly
J-Hooks can be used
in conjunction with wired picture frames, but they are more
commonly employed to hang pictures directly on a pair of
have been attached vertically to the back of a picture frame
at the top corners. See the instructions
below for more details on attaching picture hangers used in
combination with J-Hooks.
Anchor & Screw
sets are optional for J-Hooks, but are recommended in cases
where more shear strength "insurance" is needed. These
fasteners can be used instead of or in addition to the nails
always provided with each J-Hook set.
If you prefer an
adjustable picture hanging system where the adjustment is
made at the hanger that goes on the frame rather than on the
wall hook, take a look at our Standard
Detail with Nails
J-Hook, Using Nails Only
- To hang a
picture frame using J-Hooks, appropriate picture hangers
should first be installed on the back of the frame,
aligned vertically at the top corners. Any of our
will work well for this.
- Make sure that
the hangers are positioned on the frame an equal distance
down from the frame's top edge and also far enough down
to allow the frame to hide the J-Hooks when the picture
is hung on the wall.
- Measure the
distance between the centerlines of the two hangers on
the frame and transfer this measurement to the wall,
making sure that your two marks are reasonably level to
each other and spaced apart the same distance as the
distance between the hangers on the frame.
- Use a small
hammer and the four J-Hook nails provided to attach the
J-Hooks to the wall at your wall marks and hang the frame
on the hooks.
- You can
fine-adjust the frame to level without taking the frame
off the wall by turning the head of a J-Hook connecting
bolt with a phillips screwdriver inserted through the
opening on the top side of the hook.
- For larger
adjustments, remove the frame from the wall and move the
hex nut on either J-Hook connecting bolt up or down as
J-Hook, Using Screws &
- Follow Steps
- Drill or punch
two 3/16" diameter holes in the wall on your marks. These
holes indicate the position of the screw hole in the
J-Hook upper sections.
- Install the two
#8 white plastic anchors by gently hammering them into
the holes made in the wall. Anchor tops should be just
flush with the wall surface.
- Using the screws
provided with the anchors, attach the J-Hooks to the
wall. When secure, you can hammer in the two J-Hook nails
on each hook for added holding power.
- Hang the frame
on the J-Hooks.
- Adjust as per
Steps #5 & 6 above.