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Fixings for Fibre Cement

Prof
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Fixings for Fibre Cement

I need to mount an MDF panel to the ceiling..The ceiling is fibre cement and there aren't any rafters where I'm mounting the panel..

What would be the best type of fixing to use?

Would "Wall Mates" be suitable or is there something stronger?

BIM_Engineer
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Re: Fixings for Fibre Cement

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Kermit
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Re: Fixings for Fibre Cement

How thick is the MDF panel @Prof? And is it just a small piece or covering the whole ceiling? MDF is obviously pretty light but I still wouldn't want it coming down on my head! I'd be looking at a toggle bolt/wing cavity anchor. These hold 10kg - https://www.bunnings.com.au/ramset-3-16-x-100mm-round-head-spring-toggle-2-pack_p2260428

Prof
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Re: Fixings for Fibre Cement

Thanks for the reply...

This is not a building construction requiring load calculations or even detailed plans..

 

I am just fixing a piece of MDF 200x300x16mm. to a fibre cement ceiling..

Prof
Experienced Contributor

Re: Fixings for Fibre Cement

Kermit..It's just a small plate of MDF 300x200x16mm. that will be fixed to the fibre cement ceiling..

Attached to this plate will be a projector column mount..to hang a projector on...

 

BIM_Engineer
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Re: Fixings for Fibre Cement

@ProfIf its decorative try 

liquid nails

Isobel
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Re: Fixings for Fibre Cement

@Prof

 

Have you seen those projector lifts that hide the projector when not in use? Some are very expensive but I wonder whether you could make a simple D.I.Y. version?

 

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Prof
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Re: Fixings for Fibre Cement

Thanks for the suggestion Isobel..Yes I have seen those projector lifts and they can be quite expensive..particularly the remote control ones..

Unfortunately I don't have enough room to fit one of those..

My projector is actually mounted inside my wardrobe on the other side of the wall, with a cutout in that wall..

There is not enough depth in the wardrobe to have that sort of lift..

 

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