How do I hang a wall clock?

1. Where to hang

Hanging a wall clock may damage a wall or make a wall dirty. A place using a wall clock may make a clock dirty or damage a clock, too, so read instruction manuals carefully before deciding where to hang a clock.

2. Hanger

a) Attached hangers

If hangers come with a clock, the clock must be used on a wall described in instruction manuals.

  • Wooden wall or column (a wooden screw or hook)
  • Gypsum board (a hanger for gypsum board)
  • Thin plywood or concrete (attached hangers are unusable.)

Caution
Caution

Using hangers on walls other than the designated walls may cause injury or property damage due to a fall. If a wooden wall or column is too hard to insert a wooden screw, consult home builders.

b) Unsuited attached hangers

If attached hangers are unsuited for the wall you would like to hang a clock, use commercially-available hangers. In this case, select hangers suited for the material of the wall, too.

  • Wooden wall or column: a wooden screw, etc.
  • Gypsum board: a hanger for gypsum board.
  • Concrete: consult home builders.
  • Thin plywood: unusable for a wall clock in general.
  • Others: consult home builders.

Caution
Caution

Check the materials and structure of wall and select hangers that can support the weight of a clock. Unsuited hangers may cause injury or property damage due to a fall.
 

3. Hanging a clock

Read instruction manuals carefully before hanging a clock. Confirm that the clock is hanged properly and securely by slightly moving it from side to side, up and down, and toward you.

Caution
Caution

Improperly-hanged clocks may cause injury or property damage due to a fall.
Commercially-available hangers have different specs for the lengths of hangers that need to be protruded from walls (length from a wall to the edge of a hanger) according to the types of clocks. Thoroughly check that the clock is hanged properly and securely before using it.

How to hang a clock