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Plasterboard Fixings - and proximity to other holes...

Postby Flowchart » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:18 pm


I've tried hanging a heavy mirror (13kg) using some of the nylon expanding plugs on a plasterboard wall and it became obvious as soon as i hung the mirror that they weren't going to do the job so i took them down again.

I'll get some redidrive to do the job properly but i now have 2x 8mm holes in the plasterboard where i've removed the old fittings but ideally i'd like to fit the new Redidrive in the same place.

If i just fill those holes and move an inch or two to one side and fit the redidrives, will this leave enough strength in the plasterboard to hold the mirror?


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