Putting things up on plaster board walls
depends on how heavy the picture is
just for peace of mind i use plaster board fixingsPosted 7 years agomonkey_boyMember
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over the last 5 years i have wrecked many a wall in our house.
as above depends on how heavy the item is.
those plugs are ok for certain things,
B&Q do some screws that have an outer part that expands in the gap and pulls against the board inside the cavity when you tighten it up
(im sure there is a technical word to explain all that 😉Posted 7 years agoDrPMember
Welcome to my 'new build world'!
What you need is:
For light things.
For heavier fixings!
I've recently mounted a 23" LCD to a plaster board wall, but I made an MDF mount first (about the size of an A4 bit of paper), and fixed the LCD mount to that, then fixed the MDF to the wall using 6 'spread out' heavy fixings.
DrPPosted 7 years agoprojectMember
Insyulated plasterboard is a pain, as a metal detector goes haywire when you scan the wall for metal pipes or cables, plastic wate pipes dont register,but tend to leave a nasty leak on the floor a few minutes latter.
Try and find a stud an upright piece of timber which should be every 16 inches centred,also check the other side of the wall to see if there are any pipes or cables running from switches or taps. cables and pipes should run vertically and horizontally, but some people run them diadonally to save cable or pipe.
Insert desired plug into wall and add a bit of silicon this will hold the plug tight when it sets.
Use screws long enough to go through theitem to be fixed ,the plasterboard and the the plug,the plug usually crimps up,and widens as the screw is tightened,try this on an old bit of plasterboard.Posted 7 years ago
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