Originally Posted by tqlla
If you are wondering why you keep getting "Snarky" replies, perhaps you should look in the mirror. He gave you his opinion on what would be the best solution. You should apologize for portraying him as a bully.
Drill new holes, they will be covered by the screen. The new holes are not the problem, the old ones are.
When I specifically asked if there were ways to lower it without drilling, and the reply is "drill holes, or get used to it," yeah, that's a bit of a "snarky" reply. I mentioned specifically that I didn't want to drill new holes. Maybe there's a reason for that. Maybe I have a wall hole quota that I've exceeded. Maybe I've been told not to drill any more holes. Maybe my drill broke. Whatever the case.
Drilling new holes and patching the old is obvious. I asked for an alternative because I figure it would be easier to make adjustments if needed. And what are you his mother? I don't "keep getting snarky replies." It's just when I asked about holes. People have a thing here.
Originally Posted by airscapes
Sorry, that's just how I react to certain questions and will try to ignore those type in the future as my response is taken as being rude or a smart @#$ when it is not my intent.
To me the preferred way is the way the instructions with the product tell you do to it, which is usually the safest most secure way. You are asking for peoples preference on how to do something less correct, if it can be screwed to the wall as the manufacture most likely instructs (as it is already) there is no other preferred preference.
Sure there are other methods to hang a picture frame, use wires or filament, make french cleats, build a stand and make it free standing, build a shelf and sit it on the shelf, you can probably even use long strips of Velcro, But non of those would be a preferred methods in the context of you situation, "the fact your can screw it to the wall".
It's cool, I get it. I just figured I can't be the only one who's made this mistake, so I wondered what was possibly the most flexible solution. I haven't been sleeping, so I must have miscalculated the original height. All made worse by the fact that it's absolutely perfectly level just based on measurement alone.
Originally Posted by Dave in Green
If you lower the screen a few inches aren't the existing upper holes in the wall going to show? If you're OK with that then simply go to a hardware store and look for hardware that can be used as extensions of the appropriate length. Screw the extensions into the existing holes in the wall and attach to screen to the extensions at the new preferred height.
I don't so much mind if it's visible, if it's not horrible looking. I guess I'll see what I can find, thanks.