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What's the correct angle for max weight support using a 2x4?

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I'm trying to lean(incline) a 2"x4" against a stucco wall for the purpose of hanging 2 bikes on it. Hoping to get most of the weight towards the floor, since I can't locate the wood studs on the wall (due to the wire mesh). The stud finder (even with deep scan) hasn't helped. TY
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Do you have an outlet or wall switch close by tat you can measure from?
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Attach a header e.g., 20in wide to the top of the 2x4 then you are confident to catch at least 1 stud, perhaps 2.

You want the 2x4 to be as close to vertical to transfer more of the load via the 2x4 to the floor.
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Unfortunately not wood8671. Thank you Dave!
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You do not need max weight to support two bikes on a 2x4. Unless they are motor bikes.

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