Simplify your Google Nest Hello Installation
Original – By SANDRA CORBITT-SEARS
Wall anchors can be used in drywall, concrete, brick, metal or wood, and installation takes just a few steps. Keep the weight of the object under 30 lbs. or the anchor may pull out of the wall.
Mark the intended location of the plastic anchor with a marker. Use the included template. The two holes should be 3.25-inches apart.
Drill a hole in the wall for each anchor. Use an electric drill for concrete or wood walls and a drill or an awl for drywall. An awl has the advantage of creating less drywall dust. When using a drill, select a bit with a diameter that is slightly smaller than the diameter of the wall anchor for a tight fit.
Use the included drill bit that came with your Google Nest Hello package.
Push the plastic wall anchor as far as it will go into the hole with your finger. Tap it gently with a hammer until the anchor is flush with the wall surface. If the anchor bends as you hammer it in, remove it with a pair of pliers and insert another anchor.
Insert the screws into your wall mount. The 1.5-inch screw will work with the wallplate and angle wedge together or mounted separately.
Attach your Google Nest Hello Wall Mount and tighten the screws into the plastic wall anchor with a screwdriver. As you turn the screw, the anchor will expand to grip the sides of the hole.