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The Hole is too big: It could be that your pilot holes are too big. When the screw is inserted, the anchor does not expand enough to bite into the surrounding hole. Keep in mind that most plastic anchors are tapered, so you want them to fit tightly in the hole. If you can push them in too easily, then the hole is too big. Some plastic anchors have a ...


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There's several ways to fix this, depending on a few things. The best thing to do is avoid drywall anchors, and screw directly into a stud. If there's one close enough that it looks okay, you should do that. You'll have to patch up these holes, which may be a bit of a pain to do with the textured walls, but it's doable. The next best option is probably ...


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This is a tall unit and if it were fully loaded, it could really hurt someone (especially a child) should it fall. Products like the 3M command strips are designed for hooks where the force on them is acting downwards. Your cabinet on the other hand, should it tip, would be pulling away from the wall and I really don't think those strips would hold. If it ...


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An alternative to using a large wall anchor for heavy duty mounting is to always find a wall stud for whatever item you are hanging on the wall. Then you can use a smaller gauge screw (or nail) without any type of anchor required. This will leave a smaller hole in the drywall and give you all the strength you need, but limit you to the places where you can ...


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Get a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and cut it as wide as the gap between the studs, plus 3.5 inches. It should be about as tall as your tv. Also get a couple of 3.5 inch lag bolts or a box of 4 inch deck screws. Also get 6 or more 1 inch bolts as fat as the mounting slots on the bracket and matching t-nuts. Center the bracket on the plywood and mark the ...


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While having all four mount points connect to structure (aka: the stud) is ideal, I think in your case, having two mount points in wood and two in a drywall anchor, you're going to be ok. Consider this question: What is the weight capacity of a drywall screw? One drywall screw CAN (not should) hold a lot of weight for its size. Also a properly installed ...


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The standard advice is to use the stud finder, mount the bike hooks on studs, and make do with a few lost inches. But if you must get those extra inches, you can mount a 2x4 on the wall horizontally, with at least each end anchored into a stud. And then you can install your bike hook on the 2x4.


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They make many different types of wall anchors. I have used different forms of E-Z Anchors for years and am happy with them. They hold up to 100 pounds in sheetrock with their toggle lock anchors. 1 of the normal screw anchors can hold 25 pounds in half inch rock. I am sure those brackets have more than one mounting hole? Place on the wall where you ...


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The plastic anchor is good enough if want to hang a feather dream catcher on it. These other metal ones with the big counter sunk cylinders on them are ok to hang a small picture frame on it. If you need some more hanging wieght i would recomend using these on a drywall on the empty space. Reasonably more hanging power- should hold a large picture frame ...


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Try your best not to pull out the whole bracket/clip without trying to pry the nail portion out first. The anchor used in these clips are the kind that split in half inside the wall so if you pry the whole fitting out, you will end up with an unnecessarily large hole to patch. Unfortunately, as you can tell from the pictures, it's not easy to simply pry ...


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The wall is already damaged - nails do that to walls - so you're looking at fixing the wall no matter what. With that in mind, you want a hammer, a small pry bar, a small quantity of joint compound or "wall repair spackle" (the latter is in the paint department), a sponge, a 1" putty knife, 1 pint or quart of primer and an equal quantity of interior paint ...


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Wood screws directly into a stud are going to be many times stronger then drywall anchors. When you have hit a stud, use a screw. When you are just in the drywall, use a drywall anchor. Drilling out the strong wood to replace with weak plastic doesn't make any sense. If you really wanted to just use anchors, they make metal anchors that can be driven ...


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If this is a wall to wall carpet then the back edge of the cabinet most likely sitting on the tacking strip that is placed around the edge of the room under the carpet. Making the cabinet lean forward slightly. You could try placing one or 2 shims under the front edges of the cabinet to level cabinet or even raise the front a bit so it tends to lean back ...


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TapCon concrete screws would be minimal damage to the concrete, so I'd consider them first. However, if you must not damage the concrete, then it's more challenging. My next recommendation would be to use a wooden backing that is vertically longer/higher than the coat rack. If your coat rack is 20cm high where it contacts the wall, then make your wood ...


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We once used 1x2 wood across the length of the window trim to attach blinds to. It might be a bit excess, but with added surface area being screwed into the wall, much stronger. You could paint it the color of the window trim (or stain) before hand so its less noticeable. It worked for the blinds because the blind ran the entire span of the window. ...


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They look like nails - they would not normally be nailed into drywall anchors as those are usually used for screws. Most likely they are nailed into a stud which is why they are tough to pull out. You just need to pry it off using the back of a hammer or a pry bar. You can put a piece of wood behind whatever you are prying with so that you do not damage ...


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I really hate the anchors that come with most wall accessories. I always throw them away and opt for my own anchors. I love the self tapping screw in type. They look like an over sized masonry or self tapping screw. So easy to use, simply insert the sharp point on your mark, no drilling required and use a #2 phillips screwdriver to screw them into your ...


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How far apart are these studs? You can find brackets with an adjustment. The frame idea you are thinking of will work if the wood is thick enough and you use the appropriate screws (actually, I'd recommend wood bolts) into the studs. A few 2x4's running horizontally with some wood trim to box the sides should be fine without looking too bad. I would ...


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Typically you would remove them, however the anchor you are using is marketed as a "stud solver" meaning that it can be driven into a stud. I think it is fine to leave them. If you were using small plastic drywall anchors then I'd definitely remove them and drive a screw directly into the stud.


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I'd find mounding hardware with a wide base, then use the 't-bolts' to anchor them (it's a bolt with spring-loaded 'wings' that expand inside the wall to grab the back-side of the sheetrock). The wider the base, the better, as it will distribute the load over a larger area of sheetrock. As for tensioning, you really do want the turnbuckle, as the cable ...


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You could get a couple Craftsman VersaTrackā„¢ Vertical Bike Hooks (~$9.00/each). and a Craftsman VersaTrack Trackwall piece (~$10.00)(5.5" x 48"). The VersaTrackā„¢ piece is 4' long, so you shouldn't have a problem hitting a couple studs when hanging it. It would also allow you to easily adjust how far apart the bikes hang. You should be able to find ...


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I really don't have an exact answer to the amount of weight 1/2 inch rock will hold, but practically speaking, I would not exceed more that 30 or 40 pounds per 30 inch shelf using screw type anchors. I use the screw in anchors all the time with great results, far better than the drill and tap in type. I would encourage you to try to mount the support rails ...


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How much the drywall will withstand will depend largely upon its thickness. 1/8" drywall is pretty flimsy while 7/8" can take quite a tug. If you're talking any more than just a few pounds, then seriously I wouldn't rely on drywall anchors - if necessary cut out some drywall and install a backer board.


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I had the same problem, a hole about 1/2 inch behind the screw hole in dead plaster where a coat rack came down. I searched for solutions on the web, as just filling the hole and redrilling had never previously worked for me, the filler didn't bond well enough to the dead plaster behind, and the rawl plug just ended up rotating, or the filler came out (This ...


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Sounds like your sheetrock is somehow damaged from moisture or the EZ Toggle would have certainly worked. You now need to install wood backing, or move your speakers so the brackets can be screwed into the studs. To install wood backing, first you need to cut out a rectangle of your wall's sheetrock slightly larger than the intended size of the backing ...


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Well, if you REALLY don't want to damage the wall or cabinet, you could roll the carpet back, pull up the tact strip.. get a new one, then sandwich a tie-down strap between the floor wood and the tact strip. Re-secure, but also Put 2-3 screws through the strip into the strap (depending on the width) You should probably use a washer there. Then, on the back ...


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You're better off either cutting them flush or pulling the clips out with pliers and patching the holes. A few years ago I repainted my closets and pantry, and decided it was easier to just uninstall EVERYTHING and start over. I had these anchors, which were pretty much impossible to remove without destroying: The anchors you have are also single-use. If ...


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If the anchor has been overtightened and is now loose in the wall, it cannot be salvaged. The plaster in the wall (or the drywall) has been pulverized and will not hold this anchor or any other. You need to remove the anchor and the screw. AMENDED ANSWER Based on new information from the Original Poster, the anchor is a molly type that mushrooms behind ...


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To be sure of a sound attachment, you need to attach into the concrete. Anything else will almost surely fail. Plaster does not have the structural strength except where you can spread the load over a large area from behind the plaster, and even then it is iffy. As suggested by others, to attach to the concrete, you can use tapcons, concrete expansion ...


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You'll have to paint it again later when you peel it off, but you'd be amazed what you can accomplish with a big roll of double sided self-adhesive velcro. It won't keep the cabinet from falling over and crushing an infant trying to climb the cabinet, especially if said infant has a personal-injury lawyer as a parent, but that's just speculation on my ...



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