Adding second closet rod.....


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Old 10-11-19, 05:47 AM
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Adding second closet rod.....

Current height is 66 . If I add another rod underneath just for folded Jean's on the hanger is that too low . ??

For the second rod since I'm not adding a shelf do I really need those side wood supports ???
 
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More than likely you do, the holder for the rod needs to be secure and can't be if it only screws into drywall. Adding the cleat insures that you will hit at least 2 studs. The end of the closet rod can then be secured to the cleat.
 
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Should I bother with a rear cleat since no shelf ?Should I screw in or nail ? If screws what size ?
how does the builder put the edge on the front cleat like that?
what u think of the height ??
 
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No need for a back cleat. Most carpenters nip the end of the cleat at a 45 angle with a miter saw. I'd use 2.5" nails to secure the cleat to the studs.
 
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What size screws ? I hate using nails . And should Is there a need for a pilot hole
 
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Same length in nails, trim nails would look best.
 
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They make a rod that just hangs from your original rod.
Usually the length of this rod is adjustable.
Height can also be adjustable on some.

Not the sturdiest thing in the world but it should do the trick.

I think your 66 inches is a little low
 
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If you want to use screws get 2 1/2" GRK trim screws.
 
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Help me understand something . ..

I check the side supports . On some of them theres not even a stud behind it . So the nails closer to u r just nailed to drywall ?? (obviously in the corner there is a stud..)
 
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Normally the studs are at 16" or 24" centers, the side cleat needs to be fastened to 2 studs even if that makes the cleat longer than the shelf is wide.
 
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They didnt follow that at for
closet 1 it's at 17 in center and 16
Closer 2 10 and 12. There I dont even see nails near the end of the cleat
i guess I ll just mark where the studs are and secure there.

 
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Put of curiosity why do the put a 45 on the cleat ??
so if I put 2 rods what heights should I do each at ?
 
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I assume you mean the piece of wood that is under the cleat where the bracket attaches. Those don't have to have a 45 at the bottom but many think it looks nicer if it does.
 
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They look less crude if they are dog eared.
 
 

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