do i need a setting tool?

Postby covlad » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:49 pm

im tryin to hang a mirror, about 13kgs. i have plasterboard walls. i tried using a hollow wall anchor, however when tryin to set the anchor legs with a screwdriver the teeth on the shoulder of the fitting chewed up the plasterboard and just would not bite at all.

ive read somewhere to try a setting tool.

would a setting tool eliminate this problem? does it use a different method without relying on the teeth gripping to open the anchor behind the plasterboard.

sorry if this has been covered elsewhere already.
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:57 pm

Try a different type of plasterboard fixing, I have always found the ones which look like a corkscrew to be successful but you may have to shorten them if you are screwing into a dry-lined wall.
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Postby thedoctor » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:09 pm

See the DIY Projects section on fixing to plasterboard. The REDI DRIVE mentioned above are very good in this situation
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:37 pm

for heavier items i always use toggle fixings, also consider using two fixings thereby halving the weight carried by each and spreading the load.
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