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Drywall Studs Farmington NM

Molly bolts, drywall anchors, wall toggles, butterfly bolts and similar fasteners that go by a host of other names are often touted as good substitutes for fastening into a stud in Farmington. Don't believe it. For reliability and safety, find a stud and fasten into it with a regular wood screw. The big problem with fasteners in drywall is not so much in the fastener itself.

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Fastening Into a Stud

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Molly bolts, drywall anchors, wall toggles, butterfly bolts and similar fasteners that go by a host of other names are often touted as good substitutes for fastening into a stud. Don't believe it. For reliability and safety, find a stud and fasten into it with a regular wood screw.

The big problem with fasteners in drywall is not so much in the fastener itself. Many of them will indeed hold an object tightly when the load is only perpendicular to the wall. But drywall itself does a poor job of supporting the fastener under a horizontal load. Eventually, damp/dry and hot/cold cycles, combined with the horizontal sheer load of the object, will help the fastener open up the hole it created. With that extra play in the fastener holes, hung items start to come away from the wall. Moreover, when hanging just about anything that can be grabbed for support (shelves, cabinets, stereo speakers, even big pictures), it's important to build in an extra margin of support.

Children and adults temporarily off balance often reach out for support from whatever's handy. Drywall-fastened items just won't survive this test. In plaster-and-lath walls, the situation is slightly better. If the wall fastener is designed to go through thin wooden laths (and not all of them are), you could get a pretty good "bite" into the wall and safely hang minor items like a modestly sized picture or mirror. But for cabinets, bookshelves and the like, you're still better off finding a stud and fastening into it.

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