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Blinds too heavy for plasterboard

Postby Platti » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:09 pm

Need to refit a blind to the top of a window. The overhand it was on is plasterboard with no brick near enough to secure to. Its not too heavy but takes a fair bit of strain when pulling on the string to open/close and as such has pulled some of the original screws out.

I want to re-secure it and it needs to be in the same place but I'm worried that using some type of wall plug with eventually make a large area be pulled down.

Any other options than the plug or should I just go and try that and then stick up another question later about building the plasterboard up again.

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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby welsh brickie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:35 am

you can buy stardrive screws that screw directly into brick you only need to drill with a 6.5mm masonry bit and screw it in.
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Postby januspilot » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:46 am

It sounds as if your walls are dry lined. If so you could use a new product called Drylinepro which could be used in the existing holes.
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