Agreed, they always seem to work where others have failed. The only other
thing I used to like was Philplug. You drilled the hole, put a chunk of
this white fluffy stuff in the palm of your hand, wetted it (uncouth types
like me spat on it), mixed and rolled it into a cigar shape then stuffed it
into the hole using the tool provided which also had a point at the other
end to make a pilot hole. Followed up with the screw and it always held
beautifully. I haven't seen it for years, I believe there was some
asbestos in the mix which got it banned, although I would have thought that
some other ingredient could have been found.
(If you can't laugh at life, it ain't worth living!)
I think that the old fashioned wood screws were better as they were more
tapered than the new super efficient ones. The new ones tend to cut a thread
into the plug - the old screws used to force the plug apart to make it
Any observations on this theory?
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