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Can an Installed Molly Bolt be Adjusted Slightly?

Posted by marita40 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 20, 10 at 6:29

I hung a 36" coat rack on a wallboard wall with the two molly bolts it came with. A nice and secure hold, but--aargh!--it was not level. One corner is just a little high--just under 1/4". I hate to drill more holes in the wall in another place. Is it possible to lower the one molly just slightly to level the coat rack? Can I dig a bit under the molly bolt face to enlarge the hole and somehow push the molly a bit lower? Any advice would be very welcome. And I did invest in a level this time.


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RE: Can an Installed Molly Bolt be Adjusted Slightly?

No, It must be redone.


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RE: Can an Installed Molly Bolt be Adjusted Slightly?

Loosen both sides, level it, retighten while holding the rack level. Get some help to make it easier, one holding it level, the other tightening.


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RE: Can an Installed Molly Bolt be Adjusted Slightly?

"Can I dig a bit under the molly bolt face to enlarge the hole and somehow push the molly a bit lower?"

Not if it was installed correctly.

If there is any play in the holes in the rack you can try and move it slightly.

You could also enlarge the hole in the rack slightly to buy more play to level.

If the screw head from the molly is not solidly supported after enlarging the holes, put a washer under the screw head.


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