How do I get some ceiling vents to stay in place?
June 15, 2010 1:02 PM Subscribe
How do I get a ceiling vent to stay in place?
posted by orange swan to home & garden (7 answers total)
I’m renovating the basement apartment in my house and there’s a problem that’s stumping me. I need to put up two ceiling vents, and I can’t figure out how to get them to stay in place. They are supposed to be screwed in place, but the vent is just a little too large and any screws put through the screw holes at each end of the vent only meet with air. I’ve tried caulking them up. I’ve tried using mounting tape. I’ve tried using magnets. The magnets held the vents in place for quite awhile but eventually the vent would fall out of the ceiling. I’ve looked for some kind of brackets I could screw into place at each end of the vent, but can’t seem to find anything that would work.
I need something that will bear the weight of the vents long-term and hopefully also not look terrible or prevent easy removal and replacement of the vents. I’ve thought of trying adhesive Velcro tapes next. Does anyone have any better ideas?