I have been trying to hang curtains in my daughters room and the walls
are sooo soft they just fall down. The Screws just rip right out and
leave a big nasty hole in the wall! I even tried using these little
plasic things that you put in the wall first and then the screw. Then
I have even a bigger holes. Any Ideas?
Have you tried molly bolts the hold from the back side of the wall?
They look like a letter ' T ' that can collapse and slip into a hole
in the wall then they pop open and hold the item from the rear.
Of course if you have a wall that was badly patched or damaged by
water you may need to consider 1. mounting the rod on the widow frame
2. locating the wall stud and anchor it there!
Molly's are available at any borg or ace hardware
I theenk you mean "toggle bolts", and yes, they will do the job even
better than "Mollys", particularly if Hank has already made those
"bigger and nastier holes" in the wall.
Mollys expand when you tighten their screws and leave a firmly mounted
threaded insert in the wall which lets you remove the screw and replace
it for stuff like wall painting.
With toggle bolts, if you have to remove the screw you lose the toggle
down the inside of the wall and need to obtain a new one to refasten
Sounds like you need to get another set of eyes there. No offense
meant, but you need someone to tell if the walls are the problem
or the means of fastening, and how to go about doing it right.
Maybe a friend can be induced, for a beer or two?
On Mon, 09 Jul 2007 12:38:02 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Make it four beers and he won't know if the walls are soft either.
Didn't it used to be that all windows had a piece of wood 3x3 or 4x4
inches at the upper corners for mounting curtains?
Then you just use screws long enough (but not necesarily thicker) to
go through the sheet rock and into the wood.
Is this still done in all, most construction done by professionals?
If there is wood back there, how does one know for sure? Electronic
stud finder? Just by using a thin drill and seeing if sawdust comes
I had BIG problems here dogs would play on bed against window, rip
down rods and bend rods.
finally hhad a buddy make up steel plates with 6 holes for each holder
and flat steel bar acting as rod.
its been no problem ever since but the thing is so heavy if it did
fall it would hurt or seriously injure me.
so i confoirm its secure occasionally.
the large plates give lots of space for toggles and a wood screw in
what remains of the wood inside the wall
Sure there is- leave the damn things in the outside pen where they belong,
whenever you leave the house. (said outside pen having plenty of room to
bounce around, shelter/shade, and fresh water, of course.)
Reminds me of a story. Lady lived in a apartment in NY and made friends with
a single fellow in the same building. When she had a problem, she'd invite
him over for dinner (bring your tool kit).
She'd think: "He's a miracle worker! He can put up a towel rack so it won't
fall down and all I have to do is throw a couple more potatos in the pot.
What a deal!"
He'd think: "She's a miracle worker! For a couple of thirty-five cent bolts
I get a home-made rack-of-lamb dinner. What a deal!"
Then they'd have sex.
Dont even try.
You can not hang anything on a soft dick, so you cant hang anything on
soft walls either. Soft is soft !!!!!
I'm sure you know all about being soft !!!
Your wife told me all about it when I screwed her last Saturday night.
Those plastic things are about near worthless you want to use a toggle bolt.
Here is a picture and directions on how to install.
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This bunch was wild today. Usually this group is more helpful.
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