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YouNeedVPN 13 points ago +13 / -0

There are plenty of times that screwing into drywall is the correct thing to do.

Never use the wrong fastener for your load is what you really mean.

Chad_Dudebroski 0 points ago +2 / -2

Only if you have anchors.

Drywall does not have the strength to hold together in .023" worth of surface area on the threads of a drywall screw.

YouNeedVPN 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yes.... Use the correct fastener for the load.

tiwal 6 points ago +6 / -0

Depends on the load. For this I would have used the studs, but drywall anchors are useful for plenty of heavy things.

AceOfTrumps 4 points ago +4 / -0

What are drywall anchors?

Did i hit the daily double?

TeaMug71 3 points ago +3 / -0

“Zip its” or toggle bolts.

AceOfTrumps 3 points ago +3 / -0

Had to look both of those up (I rarely have to use them)

The zip it's look like a really nice version of what I'm used to & the toggle bolts I'm used to being filled a butterfly anchor, & I have some in a junk drawer but never used 'em... Just don't strike me as being as effective as the regular anchors

TeaMug71 3 points ago +3 / -0

I really like the zip its. I will give you a piece of advice on installing those. I have learned to run the screw in and back out of the zip it (hold it with a pair of channel locks) before you install it into the drywall. The screws are often too long, depending on the thickness of what you are mounting. Sometimes the anchor will strip the drywall out before you get the screw all the way in if you don’t “tap” it first. I also like to drill a pilot hole in the drywall. Also, there is a pretty big variety of those type anchors: plastic, metal, shorter, longer, thinner, thicker. I recently ran across a hybrid” zip it” type anchor that is one piece. It looks like a gnarly drywall screw crossed with a cork screw.

WhatWouldMountainDew 3 points ago +3 / -0

Especially that ultralight drywall. I won't ever use that stuff again.

The fire-rated drywall is where it's at. I don't care if it's heavier or costs more.

eagleheart585 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Clearly I'm too stupid for this forum

SirJiub 5 points ago +5 / -0

Nah, just have more learning to do.

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IdahoMan87 1 point ago +1 / -0

I use anchors for hanging pictures and shit like that. I’ve had the best luck with plastic auger anchors, since most of my walls are fiberboard instead of sheetrock.