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What size rawlplugs to be used?

Postby CeceBauer » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:55 pm

Hi. I'm trying to fix a mirror which weighs 17kg to a plasterboard wall. I have 7mm plastic rawlplugs but not convinced they will hold the weight. Any advice would be most welcomed!
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Postby Steve the gas » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:52 am

What's behind p/b?

If it's brick or block-- fix to that with looong plugs and screws.

If not - try a batton fixed to p/b a few times then fix to that.

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Postby plumbbob » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:48 pm

You can't fix that weight to plasterboard walls alone with a simple rawlplug. As Steve says, what is behind the plasterboard? If it is a hollow wall, you need a trip to your DIY store to buy some proper cavity wall fixings. If behind the plaster is a solid wall, you could still use the plugs but use 2.5" or 3" screws and make sure the plugs are trough the plaster into the wall itself.
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