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Screw anchors and old, brittle plaster walls


Old 04-26-04, 04:43 PM
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Screw anchors and old, brittle plaster walls

Is there a particular anchor (plastic or metal) that works best (or better) than others for plaster walls?

Currently I can hardly get a nail in the wall as apparently there's a thin of layer metal meshing in the plaster.
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Old 04-28-04, 06:06 AM
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I'd suggest using a toggle anchor for your wall. These are also sometimes referred to as butterfly bolts. Use a drill if needed to make the holes to insert the toggle anchor in.

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