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Self tapping raw plugs

Postby nicolajanebest » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:07 am

We wanted to use the Redidrive raw plugs that you have on your site to attach a cabinet to the plasterboard wall. The cabinet is placed on the floor but is a bit top heavy so it was just to stabilise it at the top and prevent it from tipping.

We screwed the plugs into the wall and two locations and they appeared ok until we put the screws in and screwed it in but it which just created a hole and they fell out bringing a 2 cm diameter of paint with it.

We are fed up as this is a brand new property and we have 2 holes in our walls. What do we do now? we still need to attach the cabinet to the wall preferably over the current holes.

Help! :(
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby thedoctor » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:36 am

Glue a timber batten to the wall using gripfil adhesive as seen in our adhesives used at home project and then fix to that. The batten will cover the holes and give you a good fix also. Redidrive fixings are the best there is fgor plasterboard and we can only guess you have tightened the screw too much to make the fixing "spin" in its hole. If using them again make sure a) that the pilot point is not hitting a stud or a wall when the plasterboard is fixed to a solid wall and b) the screw is only tightened to the point where it grips without slack.
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Postby kbrownie » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:17 pm

hi, I use spring toggle bolt fixing. put the cabinet where desired. Drill holes through both cabinet and plasaterboard wall. Pass toggle bolt through the holes then tighten with screwdriver. This should help support the cabinet.
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