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Can’t screw into wall...how do I hang a clock?

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by dirtychinchilla, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 2, 2011

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    Ah OK, I’ve also used them a number of times, but in general I’ve found they wreck the wall a bit and that, for light stuff at least, it’s easier just to screw straight into the plasterboard.
     
  2. dholdi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2010

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    Location: Preston

    But aren't you fixing something heavy ?
     
  3. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    Not nornally
     
  4. godinman

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

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    Those gripit things are great, I've attached a 50" TV using 4 of them, the blue ones are rated at like 200kg.
     
  5. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    You’re a very brave man. Did you clean the wall first? That was probably my error the first time round.
     
  6. godinman

    Soldato

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  7. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    Ah sorry, I got mixed up. That’s what I’m going to get today, I think.
     
  8. Lakeland

    Mobster

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    This. It will take longer than drilling but it’s a safe solution.

    Don’t be tempted to hamme through the last bit as it’ll just delaminate the board.
     
  9. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 2, 2011

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    In case anyone is interested, I used one of the yellow Gripit fixings. It worked perfectly.

    As far as my fear of screwing into a wire goes, I used a hand drill with a 15mm drill bit and took it very slowly. Worked perfectly.

    Thanks all for the advice.
     
  10. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 22,168

    If your detector was throwing warnings all over the place is it because you might have foil-backed plasterboard?
     
  11. dirtychinchilla

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    Yeah quite possibly. The outside walls seems to be 100% no go if you use the detector.
     


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