hangers for a narrow frame

A.Wise

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I'm doing a repair job and the frame is very narrow about 3/4" wide the picture is 20X34 The original hangers I'm not sure of the official names but were a single hook. The flat narrow hanger that uses 2 screws is to wide. What would you suggest using to hang it? The ones that were on it held but it looks like a lot of pressure on the frame.
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A.Wise

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I think the flangers are to wide for this one. They might stick out along the edge. I'm also worried about the weight factor over time. I have seen something once where the wire is run more like a triangle. Do you think it might need something like that? And if so how do you run the wiring for it?
 

Ron Eggers

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Flangers come in different widths. If the frame is too narrow for the narrow Flangers, it's WAY too narrow for a 20x34, and you'll be doing another repair - this one for free.
 

Framing Goddess

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Get some cheap sturdy stock from the lumber yard and put strainers in these. Call your customer and tell her they are needed and will cost $X. It'll save you a re-do down the road.

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Doug Gemmell

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Originally posted by A.Wise:
The flat narrow hanger that uses 2 screws is to wide.
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I've been known to grind the flat part of D-ring hangers to keep them from extending over a narrow moulding. Of course you must use good judgement to avoid removing so much material that their strength is excessively compromised.
 
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