why do I need drywall wall anchors?

Old 01-22-14, 09:44 PM
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why do I need drywall wall anchors?

Do I need anchors for a 1lb item?
Is the issue the screw would be loose or wear the drywall and eventually loosen?
Old 01-23-14, 01:49 AM
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Screws alone will tend to wallow out. Even simple plastic anchors will help. Have you tried gorilla clips to hang your lightweight items? Here are some under a different name Everbilt, Steel Sidewinder Picture Hangers (4-Pack), 18072 at The Home Depot - Tablet
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Drywall is nothing more than ground up gypsum rock mixed into a slurry and poured/dried between to sheets of paper. Drywall has no structural support! Sooner or later any nail/screw that is only fastened to the drywall will loosen.
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I have used the things chandler linked to. They work very well for light objects in drywall. A nail or a screw into drywall, unless it is into the stud just does not hold very well. A small nail driven at a downward slant will hold a picture if it is light weight and never disturbed. In fact I think a small nail holds better than a larger one. If it is something fragile or valuable use an anchor.

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