drywall anchors


Old 12-21-02, 09:36 AM
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drywall anchors

How much weight can a 3/8 plastic drywall anchor carry? I want to mount a rear surround speakers ( appr. 8lbs ea.) to a spot where there just happens to be no stud.
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Old 12-21-02, 01:22 PM
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You should be okay. That's a little heavy, but I have a couple of large framed items on my walls that weigh 6 or 7 pounds. There are several types of drywall anchors; you'll want ones that provide a backing action inside the wall rather than the simple plastic ones made for light-duty use. Check out the fastener section at the local home center.
Old 12-27-02, 08:50 PM
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Get what they call zip-its. Or sometimes called screw in anchors. They have a rating of 15 lbs and i've seen some up to 30 lbs.

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