Can I Mount My Dyson Without Drilling?

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Cordless Vacuums and other products from Dyson come with a wall mount. But perhaps you’re not allowed to drill the holes necessary, or you want to store your Dyson in a different way?

So can you mount your Dyson without drilling?

Your Dyson can be mounted without drilling by using glue or Command strips. Dyson vacuums can be charged without the wall mount and so you can store your Dyson other ways and just plug it in via the charging cable to charge.

I’ll run through the various features of Dyson vacuum cleaners as well as point out some ways to mount your Dyson without drilling. I’ll also run through ways to store your Dyson without the need for the mount. 

Can I Mount My Dyson Without Drilling?

Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners and stick vacuums often are charged via a wall-mounted unit.

However, the instructions call for holes to be drilled into the wall and the charging unit attached. For certain situations it may not be possible to drill holes in walls or permission will not be given to do so.

Fortunately, there are other methods available including glue, temporary adhesion strips, or Command strips.

It is important to realize that the docking station or wall mounts do not have backing plates that are flush with the wall. This requires you to find material to effectively utilize the other methods listed below, such as gluing the docking station. 

The docking station is in effect hollow and only touches the wall at the edges where the mounting screws would be fastened. Some newer models of Dyson have different style docking stations however it’s likely all will require a length of wood to fasten to.

Gluing will likely involve mounting plastic or wood to the docking station and then gluing that to the mounting surface. Check that the glue is compatible with your mounting surface (ie it may rip the paint off a wall) and will stick adequately.

The plastic or wood can be attached to the docking station using the provided wall mounting screws you would have received with your Dyson.

For some surfaces, double-sided tape may work as well. Double-sided tape may not be as strong as adhesive strips specifically designed for such a purpose, like Command strips. Tape is also liable to peel off paint or cause other damage on the mounting surface.

The other method of mounting your Dyson is via hooks. Hooks will fit through the handle of the Dyson and can be used to hang your Dyson in a convenient location. Such hooks can be attached to the bottom of shelves or to the inside of doors.

This will allow your Dyson to hang in a confined space and also get charged without needing to drill holes.

Take a look at this YouTube Video for more information.

Can I Hang Dyson With Command Strips?

Command strips come in a variety of sizes and weight tolerances. From Amazon, you can purchase larger sizes that are rated at 8 or 16 pounds and several strips can be used to hold heavier objects.

Cordless and stick vacuums will tend to be the lightest vacuums and can be wall-mounted.

Many Dyson vacuum cleaner models come in at under 8 pounds, with the Dyson Outsize Absolute+ coming in at 7.9 pounds.

Upright vacuum cleaners like the Dyson Ball Animal 2 come in at 16 pounds and so would need a properly mounted holder with the appropriate number of Command strips.

If the wall mount does not have enough surface area on the back surface, you can add a backing mount with screws. One common method is to get an appropriately sized piece of wood and affix that to the docking station.

The Command strips can then be used to affix the wooden-backed docking station to the wall. Maximizing flat surface area to enable more Command strips is a surefire way to have a solid docking station that will hold your vacuum cleaner for years to come.

You can attach multiple Command strips in a row to further strengthen them. It also means you have the strips in effect backing up one another should one fail to stick.

Does A Dyson Animal Have To Be Wall Mounted?

The Dyson Animal is a stick vacuum that is usually mounted with the included wall mount for storage and charging.

However, the design allows it to be placed into a cupboard or other standing position without the need for a wall mount. Charging can be achieved by plugging the charger straight into the Dyson and then into the wall socket without a need for the mount.

Another possible solution is to buy a specialty stand made for Dyson vacuum cleaners. These are widely available on Amazon and will last a long time.

Sometimes referred to as an organizer rack, it is made out of metal and low profile, allowing you to store your Dyson and its accessories easily.

The charger does not require any Dyson model to be mounted. The charger is separate from the docking station so that if you wish to just leave the vacuum somewhere upright, it can still be charged by plugging the charger directly into the Dyson.

Does Dyson Come With Screws For The Wall Mount?

Included in the package will be both the wall mount and the necessary screws to attach it. You may have to purchase a drill and other necessary pieces to fully complete the wall mount.

Not all models are compatible with every wall mount. Before you drill the holes and install the mount, check that it connects to your vacuum and charges via the wall mount properly.

Otherwise, you can take the docking station to a local hardware store and search for a replacement. You want to look out for screws that will work on the surface you are mounting the docking station to, the most common being wood.

Take a look at this service video on the Dyson V6 Animal, It may come in useful when yours stops spinning!

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