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#1 posted 01-27-2018 02:21 AM

As John said all very informative.

The test conditions will never replicate the actual situation and cover all failure posibilities. You have done well.

Yes there are also other anchor devices available however taking into consideration the load requirements there is enough evidence supplied in your video to enable a person to select an anchor that is most suitable.

The only way to ensure items loaded on drywall do not fail is the mount directly into the stud (or fit support timber in place before fitting the drywall) via the drywall however to do this in reality you may if your lucky get 50% chance of the anchor position in the stud and then only if the position is where you want it in the first place, so selection of a suitable second position comes into play from your video.

I have seen large screen displays almost haul complete drywall sheets down on just weight alone.

-- Regards Rob

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