anchor drywall to a metal stud


Old 03-30-04, 02:36 PM
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Need a STRONG anchor thru drywall to a metal stud

I am running some steel wire rope across a room for a window treatment. Obviously I need a lot of tension so need to have a good, strong mount in the wall.

I have large (3/16") threaded eyebolts but have discovered my walls are made of metal studs. Is this still sufficient or should I get some sort of self-tapping wall screw?

I'm definitely planning on screwing into the stud but just want to know my best option to go into there.

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Old 03-30-04, 07:29 PM
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I would consider a piece of wood large enough to span two studs, attach it with self-tapping drywall screws to the studs and mount the anchor for the rope. This would attach the wood to the metal studs properly, spread the load between the studs since they lack the intrinsic strength of wood in this application, and provide a more useful surface for mounting the anchor.

Hope this helps.

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