What is the best anchors for plaster walls?
I have tried alot of different anchors but plaster is brittle
when drilled into.
I have used a long screw to go into the lattes that is nailed
to the studs. Seems to work well with good hold.
I am not trying to hang anything heavy.
Those plastic anchors work for drywall not plaster.
Hitting the lathe with a screw that is at least 1.25" into the wall is
always a good choice. When you can't do that the absolute best if you need
to hang something heavy is to use a 1/8 x 3" toggle bolt and a molly hanger
( a small hook made for use with screws). The small fluted plastic anchors
work fairly well for light duty applications. The big fat screw in type
anchor whether plastic or metal do not work at all with plaster.
I am happy for you.
I have repaired a lot of installations installed with this type of anchor.
For insurance and liability reasons I can't justify using it except extreme
light duty applications for it's designed purpose in drywall.
I suggest the toggle type anchors that change shape after they are
installed. There are both plastic and metal types. The metal ones tend to
have long screws and have a part the swivels out once it is through the hole
and the plastic ones tend to have a part the bends as the screw is tightened
causing parts of the plastic to fold out. I am not talking about the type
that just expand wider as the screw is put in.
On Saturday, February 18, 2006 8:47:21 AM UTC-6, mo wrote:
t anchors but plaster is brittle when drilled into. I have used a long scre
w to go into the lattes that is nailed to the studs. Seems to work well wit
h good hold. I am not trying to hang anything heavy. Those plastic anchors
work for drywall not plaster.Thanks
Use toggle bolts that have a folding wing that pops out after you are compl
etely through the wall material. But, you can't remove the screw once it i
s in, or the toggle portion will fall off and down into the wall cavity, so
you must have your bracket attached to the toggle bolts before you put the
m in place.
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