Drilling into plaster?


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Old 05-24-22, 11:55 AM
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Drilling into plaster?


How do I get a screw to stay in this? Thank you!!
 
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Old 05-24-22, 12:05 PM
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Looks like holes for a towel bar bracket.
Plaster isn't forgiving when it comes to mounting things thru it.

You should have wood lathe behind it.
At this point I'd use 1/8" toggle bolts for mounting. You can get them almost everywhere.
You may have to enlarge the holes slightly to get the toggle thru.

They will hold without fail.
 
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Old 05-24-22, 01:24 PM
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Toggle bolts like PJmax showed are good. There are also some other styles of insert/molly+ that expand or flip a bar across on the back side of the hole to squeeze the plaster. You do not want a molly or insert that expands inside the hole like is used in brick or cement block.
 
 

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