I need to put up a pot hanger on a concrete wall. How do I do it? I have a half round pot hanger which I need, and the only place have in my very small kitchen is the concrete wall opposite my sink and fridge and small counter space. I am a mess with my pots not hung up as I am used to in my tiny compact kitchen. I had tpot hanger securely on a plastered wall with special molly bolts and it did a fine job of getting my pots out of the way. I love to cook so my pots are essential to me. I am wondering how to put up the pot hanger on the concrete wall. Do I use molly bolts there too?, or would they make the wall crumble with the weight of the pots? I am hav e waited for help to come, but??? Whatever seems to pop up so I am doing it myself if need be. Please do hep me out here. I am wondering what kind of drill bit ?, what kind of screws, and what kind of bolts will work?
There are a number of ways to anchor into concrete. Tapcon concrete screws are one ( http://www.concretescrews.com/ ) The key to tapcons is to have the proper sized and type of drill bit. Many times the bit comes with the screws. You will need an electric drill to drive the bit into the concrete.
Masonry anchors are another Masonry anchors need a much larger hole but they have much more holding
power as well since it wedges the anchor bolt inside the wall. I have used these to anchor our swing on our patio. Yes our patio is all concrete.
Best bet is to go to Lowe’s or to home depot they will have everything you need and a live person right there to talk you through it.
The person who suggested Home Depot or a similar place with competent staff is giving you good direction. However, the staff there needs accurate information.
1.) Are you sure it is concrete? If you are in an apartment building, some of the walls are often constructed of sand plaster, which is a weak mix of sand and either portland cement or plaster. The wall is then finished with plaster. This product is crumbly, and does not take anchors well. For a pot rack, secure wood strips with lots of deep plastic plugs and screws (to spread the load). Then attach the rack to the wood. A regular electric drill with a masonry bit will work. A hammer drill is not usually needed.
2.) If it is concrete, is it poured (solid), or block (hollow). Depending on the load and the bearing area of the rack where it meets the wall, this may make a difference to the fastener recommended. You will probably need a hammer drill. Hammer drills can usually be rented for a couple of hours for a small fraction of the purchase price.
If you can, take the rack with you so staff can see how it mounts, and give them some idea of how much weight will be hung from the rack.