Re: Hanging pictures on thick plaster
Studs can be very hard to find in plaster walls, especially if the plaster is thick. Stud sensors usually fail to do the job.
Traditionally, plastered walls had a picture rail running parallel to the ceiling. The picture rail had a rounded top profile, and a special hook was used over the rail from which the picture would hang. Of course, this meant that the picture wire was long and visible.
I'll second the Gorilla hooks. You'll probably want to drill a pilot hole rather than trying to push the hook through the plaster. I make my own out of the stainless steel ribs from used windshield wipers. $4.79 for a pair at my local hardware store is an awfully hard price to swallow.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.