Steve McCooper Posted May 6, 2022 Report Share Posted May 6, 2022 (edited) I need to mount a 375lb 64" x 64" and 1" thick panel to a wall. The wall is a standard 16" OC 2"x4" studded wall with fir studs and 1/2" sheetrock. The the 64" x 64" area of the panel is against the wall. The weight is uniformly distributed across the area of the panel, however about 300 lbs of the total weight will be concentrated approximately 1/2" to 5/8" away from the surface of the wall. I have in-hand a 64" length of 6061-T6 angle aluminum, 1/8" thick (both legs) that I would like to attach to the wall to support the weight of the panel. The angle would be attached with the vertical leg facing down such that the fasteners will be exposed when the panel is resting in place on the horizontal leg. Assume that I have a fastening solution in hand to hold the panel from falling away from the wall. The 64" length of aluminum angle would be screwed into the fir studs through the 1/2" sheetrock using quantity 4 equally-spaced structural screws. 1. What key specs (e.g. sheer strength, length, head contact area) must be met for the 4 fasteners? 2. Assuming sufficient strength fasteners, will the 1/8" 6061-T6 1" x 1" aluminum angle handle the load of the panel? If this isn't the correct forum to ask this type of question, I would appreciate guidance as to where I could pursue a solution. Tony Edited May 6, 2022 by Steve McCooper Correct a dimension Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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