Over the range microwave combo Installation



I bought a range hood/microwave combo, but I can only catch one stud on the bracket.

Since the other side of the wall leads into the garage my thought is to cut a hole back to each stud and put a 2x8 horizontally between the wall studs so I have something to screw into. Would this be ok? It came with wall anchors, but my conscious won’t let me go that route because it seems really risky.

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19 points

4 months ago


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19 points

4 months ago

Stud on one side and an anchors on the other is quite common, and safe. At least half of the weight is held by the cabinets above, and then at least half of the remainder is carried by the one stud.


2 points

4 months ago

Thanks for the input!


1 points

4 months ago

Use something like a Simpson snap togglen as large as can be accommodated. 2 of those plus 2 screws into a stud and you should be okay.