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comment How much weight can screws in drywall withstand?
Well, say it to my TP holder. And we don't have destructive kids at home. Every time you use the holder (and especially every time you change the roll) you put a stress on the anchor. It's a small stress, but a stress nevertheless. It crumples the drywall just a bit, every time. Most likely you wouldn't pull the TP holder in 1 year, nor in 5. But in 10 or 20 you will, trust me, or better yet go visit some old houses.
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comment How much weight can screws in drywall withstand?
Now imagine that someone sits on the shelf right next to the XBox. What happens to the 5 screws and their anchors? Nothing, you say? What about a kid who runs around and smashes against it? Are you willing to bet the cost of the TV+receiver+shelf on the strengths of the anchor? How about betting the limbs of the kid on the strength of the anchor? Is it that much to spend $20 on the stud finder and $5 on 5 lag screws and drive them through the studs???
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answered How much weight can screws in drywall withstand?
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comment How do I discharge the capacitor of my refrigerator?
try findchips.com
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comment How can we fix bouncy floors?
@joe: No, unfortunately there are rooms (ie finished ceiling) below.
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