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home improvement : hanging out with mollys, toggles

by:KingKonree     2020-02-17
Since some unknown cave dwellers painted the first military knife
The Tiger of the teeth, human beings have an irresistible impulse to put things on the wall of the house.
Heavy objects like walls
Hanging cabinets should always be fixed with heavy screws through the finish Wall and inserted directly into two-by-
There are four studs behind.
If the object you want to hang is lighter-
Say up to 10 pounds--
It is generally possible to use an ordinary hanging frame.
These have a variety of sizes, the larger they are, the greater the weight of the support.
The typical hanger can handle about 10 pounds.
Weight between 10 and 15 pounds can usually be safely supported by the use of two hangers.
But what can you use once you have over 15 pounds? Plastic anchor.
While not ideal in drywall or thin paneling, these are used by many people.
They are really at their best in terms of masonry or solid plaster.
Even so, plastic anchors are OK for light loads up to about 15 pounds load.
To use one, just drill the hole of the appropriate size on the wall (
Drill bit size should be listed on anchor bag)
, Slide the anchor into the hole and gently tap in place with a hammer if necessary.
Now you can hang light objects using sheet metal screws.
Screw the screws home, but don\'t over tighten them, otherwise you may loosen the anchor from the holes in the wall. E-Z Anchor.
A new idea, easier to install and electronic with greater carrying capacityZ Anchor.
This includes a metal body with deep, sharp lines that bite on the wall for good grip.
The inside of the body is threaded, used to take machine screws, and the tip has its own built-in-in bit.
To install one, just push it to the wall with a cross screwdriver.
The drill bit at the tip will form a pilot hole and the thread in the body will bite into the wall.
Heavier weight than plastic anchor or electronic anchor
The Z anchor can be handled, steering the toggle bolt or the Molly Bolt.
Which is better? That depends. Toggle bolts.
There are two types of this: \"Gravity\" switching and regular \"spring \"-Loaded \"toggle. The spring-
Load types are more common, but they work almost the same way.
Their arms are folded parallel to the bolts so you can push them through a hole drilled in the wall.
They will open once they cross the Wall (
Or open in case of gravity switching)
And provide a wide clamping surface that locks firmly on the back of the wall when you tighten the bolt.
The toggle bolt will remain 15 or 20 pounds depending on the size, and you can use two or more bolts frequently to increase the holding capacity.
To use the toggle bolt, drill holes in the wall.
Then twist the wings off the bolt and slide the bolt over the object you want to hang.
Next, twist the wings back to the bolt, slide the wings over the holes in the wall, and tighten the bolts.
If you hang some heavy objects, the last operation can be a bit clunky because you have to support the weight of the bolt when you tighten it.
Before the bolt is tightened, there is very little support provided by the toggle bolt itself.
Note: If you remove the bolt from the toggle bolt at any time, the wings will fall off the wall.
It doesn\'t matter even if you want to remove the toggle bolt permanently, but otherwise it means you need to buy a new one. Molly bolts.
They provide a larger bearing surface than the toggle bolts, so they can support more weight.
They can also be set on the wall before you actually hang things, so if you want to hang a large and clumsy object, they are easier to use than a toggle bolt.
To use one, drill the appropriate hole size (
This should be stamped on Molly\'s side).
Slide Molly in place and click on it to make sure the little Spurs under the head engage with the wall.
They stop Molly\'s body from twisting when you tighten the screws, which is your next step.
Tighten the screws all the way.
At first, the screws will be relatively difficult to turn until Molly\'s arms begin to fold.
Then, before the arm starts to engage with the back of the wall, things get pretty easy.
When you feel nervous, it\'s time to stop driving. Problems.
Sometimes, when you screw, the little Spurs mentioned above will tear, Molly\'s body will twist, and you will achieve nothing.
To prevent this, you can do two things: first, drop a drop of oil on the screw thread that enters the thread part of the body.
Second, put a drop of instant-
Stick the glue on Molly\'s head before you click it in place.
Then let the glue set about 15 seconds before tightening the screw.
Once Molly\'s body is set, remove the screw, slide it over the object you want to hang, and screw it back to the wall.
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