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Metal plasterboard fixings- spinning in holes!

Postby pumauk » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:36 pm

I've just tried to fix some speakers to my plasterboard walls with some metal self-drive fixings and they simply spin in the holes they have made..... what am i doing wrong / how can I fix this?? :(

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Postby sleepysunday » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:28 am

That is exactly the problem we had which is why i put up a post yesterday. They start to spin no matter how little or how much you screw them in!

Grrrrr. :)
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:27 pm

Once those types of fixing start to spin they are trouble!
Never rated them, Hollow walls are always a problem when trying to fix medium to heavy objects on to the wall.
I use what they call HALLOW WALL ANCHORS-CW SCREWS. They come in different types regarding the duty they will be used for. You simple drill the correct size hole that fixing desires then put the fixing in the hole, tighten the screw and the anchor will open behind the board and grip. Make sure you have done all your measuring so holes in correct place, because once they are in ,they are in! Make sure you tighten screw before you hang anything, so the fixing is firmly in place then you can take the screw out and the jobs a good one.
Good Luck hope this is helpful
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Postby toptips » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:59 pm

did you drill a small pilot hole first?also these fixings come in different lengths.if you have dot and dab walls you need a shorter fixing than a stud might have reached blockwork behind your plasterboard causing it to spin and not go deeper.
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