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 Post subject: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 8:03 pm 
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Anyone use these to hang pictures on the wall etc.?
I had a large framed movie poster hanging on the wall for 2 years that just fell. It weighed 10 lbs. 4 of the large strips hold 16 lbs. and I used 8 strips. When I checked the back of the frame all the adhesive was stuck on the frame not the hanger. The looks like a defective product to me. Already send an email to 3M, I can't wait to hear what they think.

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 8:14 pm 
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10lb on self-adhesive Velcro strips!
are you nuts. lol


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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 8:19 pm 
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But I just hate picture hangers.
In theory the command strips are a GREAT idea. You stick them on the back of your frame and line it up and press it on and it's up. I always use more strips than the instruction say. IT's reall nice. If you decide you don't need it there you just pull the tab and the adhesive releases. I won't damage even a very delicate wall. I probably have 20 or so things hung with them. But now I may have to rehang them the old sucky way.

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 8:29 pm 
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I've had a broom and dust pan on a command holder for 4 years now. It is on the side of the fridge with a stone grained surface on it.

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 8:40 pm 
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Why do Command strips fail?

Unfortunately, adhesive products like Command strips just don't work as well in hot, humid locations (around 80% humidity or more). If you live in a very humid area and want to hang Command strips in your house, you might be able to make it work if you have a dehumidifier.

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These security fixings are great for a flat-to-wall heavy hanging. T-screw goes in the wall-plug, cranked tool rotates them 90°
center-raised fixings screw lengthwise to the frame's vertical sides.

t-screw picture frame security screws

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Marking out is easy with a pencil and spirit level.


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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 9:48 pm 
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I like the threaded plastic drywall sockets that accept a screw after they are driven in flush.

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 9:58 pm 
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A nail works quite well, cheap too. To fill the hole next time you paint takes a few seconds. I'm not sure it can be improved upon.


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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 11:12 pm 
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egg wrote:
Why do Command strips fail?

Unfortunately, adhesive products like Command strips just don't work as well in hot, humid locations (around 80% humidity or more). If you live in a very humid area and want to hang Command strips in your house, you might be able to make it work if you have a dehumidifier.



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The temp. and humidity is not the problem. Our house is never above 76 degs. and the humidity is low to med. We live near Fort Worth to give you an idea of our location.
The problem is that the adhesive did not stick to the command strip. It stuck to the wall and the frame just fine. I think these were defective.

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 11:20 pm 
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Sure… stuff happens.
A reputable multi-billion dollar company, let us know what they say.

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 12:49 am 
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I find the Command Strips to be a great product but you do need to follow the directions!

In my humble abode currently holding up a large tear-drop barometer, a water barometer, three medium sized pictures with glass, a 5 x 3 mirror and a small ceramic vase.

I go around and check them every week or so and haven't seen any evidence of them coming loose. I do have very smooth walls and keep the house dehumidified with air conditioning.

Our house was freshly remodeled when we bought it with almost pristine walls. I hate poking holes in them!

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 1:37 am 
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phinegan wrote:
I find the Command Strips to be a great product but you do need to follow the directions!

In my humble abode currently holding up a large tear-drop barometer, a water barometer, three medium sized pictures with glass, a 5 x 3 mirror and a small ceramic vase.

I go around and check them every week or so and haven't seen any evidence of them coming loose. I do have very smooth walls and keep the house dehumidified with air conditioning.

Our house was freshly remodeled when we bought it with almost pristine walls. I hate poking holes in them!


I did follow the directions.

Maybe I'm not making myself clear. The adhesive came off the command strip. It held to the wall very well. It held to the picture frame very well. I just did not hold to the command strip very well. They were not overloaded, I used more than double the number of strips recommended.

I am hoping that they admit that they had a batch of bad ones.

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
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I hung a large framed piece of art with them, but I got nervous at the last minute and put a screw through each one into the wall.


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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 1:23 pm 
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I have used these for years - - fantastic product. The "nail" is hardened steel, and leaves a very small hole. Never had one fail yet. The angle of the pin is accurate, since it passes through a sleeve. Unique product, highly recommended.

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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 3:14 am 
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I also use those hangers. Also available at any hardware store. And best part is when you no longer need it and pull the "pin" out it only leaves a very small hole. I also use the 3M tape but only with temporary installations and on something that won't break if it falls. Basically holiday decorations.

SparkyDan wrote:
I have used these for years - - fantastic product. The "nail" is hardened steel, and leaves a very small hole. Never had one fail yet. The angle of the pin is accurate, since it passes through a sleeve. Unique product, highly recommended.

Dan

https://www.amazon.com/OOK-Hillman-5091 ... 046&sr=8-5


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 Post subject: Re: 3M-Command Strips
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 4:14 am 
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A nail works quite well, cheap too. To fill the hole next time you paint takes a few seconds. I'm not sure it can be improved upon.
I have a box of 1 1/2 inch, zinc plated spiral nails... they hold well and have a variety of uses. I even bang them 1/2 inch into a breadboard to make hook-up terminals as they solder quite well, too.
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