I want to install a 24" towel rack on a bathroom wall and I'm not able to use butterfly anchors or any of the usual type of anchors where the screws will be more than an inch deep into the wall. I can get away with using a butterfly anchor on one side (where the pocket door will not reach). But on the other side the pocket door will get in the way.
Is there any other type of mounting hardware that will be able to serve my needs? Given that this towel rack will be holding two body towels it will be holding a few pounds and this connection needs to be strong.
My one option could possibly be to cut out a piece of drywall in the adjacent room (which is a small bedroom that we'll eventually remodel and smooth out the knockout texture on the existing walls which I don't like) and actually use a butterfly anchor. Then once the towel rack is in place I can use a hacksaw or wire cutters to cut off the remaining excess of the screw that is holding the butterfly clamp in place. Thus, eliminating any long screw shafts that sick through the space that could damage or prevent my pocket door from operating. But I'm hoping not to have to go this route as that's a bit tedious. But it could be a last resort if necessary.