We are frequently asked how to install our Safehook products.
Safehook products are designed to be installed indoors or out. They are manufactured from a moulded UV stabilised polypropylene, and as is the case with the OZ-Y and the OZ-I hooks are supplied with stainless steel screw fixings, our Euro hooks are supplied without screws.
Generally, we suggest all hooks be fitted to a timber rail or similar, which in turn is fixed to a wall. Fitting your new hooks this way will save considerable time and effort especially if the final installation surface is masonry.
Without wishing to appear to be state the obvious, some substrates are stronger and more stable than others. We do recommend hooks be fixed to a solid timber rail or panel at least 18mm thick and at least 85mm wide, this will best support the body of each hook as its important to ensure top and bottom screw fixing points are at least 20mm from the edge of the timber substrate.
Our OZ-Y and OZ-I hooks are supplied with stainless steel wood screws. Screws supplied with this product are suitable to be fixed to a 30mm thick substrate, anything less than this will result in she screws supplied popping through the back of the substrate. In the case of both these products we recommend a timber substrate at least 100mm wide, noting it is possible to fix these products successfully to a narrower substrate no less then 85mm in width.
Whilst it is possible to fit any of our Safehook products directly to a dry wall or similar we do not recommend this installation method as the load capacity of each hook will be significantly reduced.
We suggest a qualified person be consulted prior to installing any hooks, this person should be suitably capable of determining the strength of the wall the hooks are to be fitted to and the most suitable method to best fix your hooks the wall. As always if in doubt ask.
For more information and or to buy our products visit the Safe Hook web site www.safehook.com.au and or call 07 3511 1668 we’d be happy to help you.
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