Toggler Cavity Wall Fixings Not Opening

I put two Toggler cavity wall fixings (the type which are all plastic and
open to a diamond shape) into plasterboard over a studded wall. I then tried
to open them using the red rod tool supplied but without success. Had to
resort to hammering in a nail - but then could not see if the nail opening
the fixing or just drove through it.
As far as I can tell the wall is normal thickness plasterboard with normal
thickness coat of plaster.
Anyone else had this problem?
Davy
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Davy
Do you mean these?
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so, I cant see how hammering a nail in would help? Are they not opened by pulling rather than pushing?
No experience of them, I assume they are the same principle as the metal anchors?
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The Medway Handyman
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If so, I cant see how hammering a nail in would help? Are they not opened
Dave,
yes that is the kit I am using. Clicking on 'Toggle Anchor System' above shows the components.
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the item in detail. The fixing is inserted into the drilled hole by folding the wings the backwards - away from the screw head. Then when inserted the folded centre has to be pushed back to unfold the fixing. The page might indicate the problem - the fixing is described as being for 9-13mm board. I don't know the normal thickness of plaster on plasterboard but I would suspect it is right on the edge of this range?
Davy
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Davy
Is it sheet plasterboard on studding, or the stuff full of cardboard honeycomb? If there is anything in the cavity getting in the way, perhaps this could be your problem?
Chris
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Chris J Dixon

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