The physics of nails holding weight: Why do nails at a 45-degree angle support weight? The Mechanics of Nails
It might be difficult to choose the ideal location to attach large objects to a wall. Conventional techniques, including utilizing screws and anchors, can be labor-intensive, expensive, and can harm the wall. Here is where HangSmart comes in. We provide a do-it-yourself TV wall mount that just requires nails, can be mounted at a 45-degree angle, and doesn't require wall studs.
However, why is a nail at a 45 degree angle so crucial? Let's examine the physics in more detail.
You essentially build a cantilever beam when you hang something on the wall—a long, narrow beam that is fastened at one end and supported at the other. The force that the object's weight produces on the wall is transferred to the wall itself via the mounting hardware. By distributing the force across the wall as evenly as possible, you may ensure that the object remains firmly in place.
The 45-degree angle is useful in this situation. A shear force is produced when a nail is driven into a wall at a 45 degree angle and is dispersed over a larger region of the wall. By doing this, the possibility of the nail coming out or the wall collapsing under the weight of the object is decreased. Also, the nail's slant aids in locking it into place and serves as a reliable anchor for the mounting hardware.
Why, though, does HangSmart not need studs in the wall?
The strength of the wall studs is frequently relied upon by conventional mounting techniques to support the weight of the object being hung. Nevertheless, the 45 degree angle at which HangSmart's nails are positioned spreads the force of the object across a larger area of the wall, negating the need for studs.
This facilitates installation and gives you greater freedom to hang your TV or other item wherever it best serves your needs.
In conclusion, the physics behind 45-degree angle nails is all about dispersing the force of the object being hung across a larger area of the wall.
As a result, there is less chance of the nail breaking out and HangSmart can be placed without the need for studs. It also provides a strong anchor for the mounting hardware. Hence, HangSmart is the ideal option if you're seeking for a DIY TV wall mount that is simple to install, adaptable, and secure.
Interested to see the test in action? Check out the test results Here:
360° Product Testing has been retained to perform 24-hour, approximately 190-pound,1 load tests using supplied Hang Smart TV devices (pictured at right) mounted on Drywall, Cement and Brick vertical surfaces. At the conclusion of the 24-hour test period, the mounts and mounting surface are evaluated for signs of permanent deformation or pullout.
Hang Smart TV Mounts were installed in pairs on Drywall, Cement and Brick vertical surfaces using provided measurement tools and hardware (Figure 1) along with a screwdriver and hammer drill.
An initial drywall setup test was conducted using a weighted steel cable run directly through the mount hooks. However, to better emulate a hung flat panel TV, the method was modified to include the mounting loops attached to a spar of wood mimicking a TV backing, and weighting was then attached to the wood.
For the brick and cement tests, bricks and cement blocks were first secured and reinforced to support the required testing load. These tests also utilized the same weighted spar of wood.
The following presents 360° Product Testing’s findings:
The Hang Smart TV Mount was attached to drywall and subjected to a 191-pound load for 24-hours. The drywall mounted Hang Smart pair sustained the load for 24-hours without observed pullout or deformation.
1 Applied load, i.e., tested weight, is approximately 27% over rated load capacity of 150-pounds.
Figure 1: Mounted on Drywall Using Included Measurement Tool
The Hang Smart TV Mount was attached to reinforced bricks and subjected to a 191-pound load for 24 hours. The brick mounted Hang Smart pair sustained the load for 24-hours without observed pullout or deformation.
Figure 3: Mounted on brick under tension
Reviewed By: DCW RNS
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