Anchor Screw Repair

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    My son was kicking a ball in the living room, and knocked down a picture from the wall. The anchor screw that was holding it up got knocked askew in the wall. Is there any way to reinforce the wall around this screw hole so I can hang the picture in the same place?
     
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    How big/heavy is the picture?
     
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    Not too big... the frame is 13" x 23". It weighs about 2 lbs.
     
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    In that case, you could probably get away with spackling the hole, unless it (the hole) is too large for that.


    Alternatively, could you put screws, offset horizontally, on each side of the original hole? Will the frame hang that way?
     
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    The bracket thingie on the back of the frame isn't wide enough for that, but I will try the spackling thing. The hole around the screw isn't very wide; it's just enough so that the picture droops.

    Thanks, Clay! :thup:
     
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    Just make sure you get as much as you can into the hole, and remember it won't be as strong as it was originally.
     
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    For some reason, I'm turned on a little bit...weird.


    :)
     
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    We know D, we know.
     
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    I think I'll save this little job for tomorrow. My grandma's coming over. :D

    Today, I'll repair my ostrich costume.
     
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    OMG! :wank:

    Spackle, Filling Holes, Ostrich Costume and Geriatrics....mom4 - you are a MINX!
     

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