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Mounting Anchor Not Working in Plaster Wall - HELP!

Old 09-24-14, 10:16 AM
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Mounting Anchor Not Working in Plaster Wall - HELP!

I'm hanging a curtain rod and the plaster must have been too brittle when I drilled the hole for the anchor. Now it's too big and the screw is not anchoring to the wall. All of the other holes worked fine (as seen in the bottom anchor).

Could I please have some suggestions on what to do? Would spackle work, if I used enough and let it dry thoroughly? I want to avoid having to make completely new holes for this side of the curtain rod.

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Old 09-24-14, 11:20 AM
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You could use a toggle bolt in the big hole and hope your bracket will cover the hole.
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Or use an EZ toggle in the same hole.

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Since the bottom held and the top did not I would guess you have plaster over wood lath and the top hole landed n the key, the space between the lath, The EZ Toggle is a good solution providing you orient the toggle so it is vertical. That way it will bear on both the lath above and below the hole.
Filling the hole then Greg again with a screw or anchor will do nothing beneficial.

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