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Picture Rail consists of three parts
Picture Rail consists of three parts: a rail, hook, and hanger.
Two basic rail types are available: one for “ceiling attachment” and one for “wall attachment.” Either type can be embedded in a ceiling or wall as a “prefabricated rail” or attached to an existing ceiling or wall as a “retrofitted rail.”
The hooks come in many different designs. The “before-fitted” hook slides from the end of the rail before the end-cap is attached.
Select the best type for the intended usage and the weight of the article to be hung, from heavy to lightweight.
Basic Construction of Picture Rail
Precautions for Installations
Precautions when Using and Installing the Hangers
- Periodically make sure that the wire is free of damage. If the wire is frequently bent or twisted, the strands of the wire might break. (Fig. 1)
- If the wire comes into contact with hanging articles or building elements such as walls or pillars, it may become damaged or lose strength after many years of use. Take steps to stop the wire from directly contacting wall surfaces, hanging artworks, etc.
- Before hanging a load, confirm that the wire is firmly inserted into the components. (Fig. 2)
- To prevent accidents, hanging work should be always performed by two or more persons. (Fig. 3)
Precautions For Use
Precautions when Using and Installing Hangers
- Periodically make sure that the hanger is free of damage. If the wire is frequently bent or twisted, the strands of the hanger might break. (Fig. 1)
- Yanking the wire or handling it carelessly with your bare hands can cause unexpected finger injuries. Always be careful when handling the wire. (Fig. 2)
Precautions when Using and Installing the Hanger Hooks
- If the hanger hook button ceases to push in smoothly after many years of use, accumulated dust or rust might be interfering with the pushbutton mechanism. To ensure full safety, replacement with a new hanger hook is recommended. (Fig. 3)
- Do not let children play freely around these products. If a hook or wire is yanked or rocked deliberately, it could damage the hanging mechanism and increase the risk of falling artwork. (Fig. 4)
- These products are designed for hanging artworks or other articles for display. Never let children dangle themselves or pets with the hooks or cords, even if the applied weight is within the allowable load. (Fig. 5)
- Wire strands at the tips of frayed wire may pierce fingertips or other body parts. Pay attention when handling to avoid unexpected injury. If the wire is frayed, stop using the hanger and replace it. (Fig. 6
Combination Table of Picture Rail Components
Corresponding components (Hooks, Roller Hooks, Hangers) are listed for each type of rail. See the list of product choices.
- If using a hook and hanger with different allowable loads in combination, the smaller allowable load is the maximum allowable load.
- The allowable load may change, depending on the type of structural reinforcement.