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My drywall anchor testing journey

by paulmon
posted 01-26-2018 06:43 PM


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John Smith

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 12:39 AM

wow – very informative, Paul !!
thank you for taking the time to make the video. very professional presentation.

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 01:07 AM

Interesting, but you need to consider the lever effect on the anchors. For some of them you have the load bearing very close to the wall while for others it is well away. In one case it looks to be as much as a half an inch. That makes a huge difference in the stresses that are being placed on the dry wall.

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 01:34 AM

I think you video was great and very informative. As you explained at the end of the video. I am going to draw my own conclusions. I am a subscriber now. Thanks so much!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 01:42 AM

Thanks for that, Paul. I noticed you did not include mollys. Oversight, or…?

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 01:42 AM

SNAPTOGGLE® Check this bad boy out.
I used them in an office building to hang light fixtures, big lights.

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 02:00 AM

All good points and of course I mentioned at the end about how there were problems with my tests. So for me, I learned something about the anchors, AND I learned something about my tests. That said, I still think there is something to learn here.

I’m familiar with a lot more anchors than what I showed here, but I felt like an 8 minute video was stretching the subject. There are two categories in my video – invasive and non invasive. All of the other really great anchors that are out there fall into those two categories.

I’m not sure if I have another video in me for this subject, but who knows. Thanks one and all for the comments.

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 02:20 AM

Bravo! That was entertaining and informative – a very worthwhile endeavor.

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

Paul,
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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clin

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#9 posted 01-27-2018 03:23 AM

Great stuff. Sure there’s some variations in the testing, but then again, there would be in application as well. What I really gathered from this is all the anchors failed well above their rating.

-- Clin

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