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Old 05-17-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Is there something like "Headless one piece threaded fastener"


Hi DIY'ers. I'm working on a small project where I have to mount small blocks of hardened clay on the wall (Dry Wall). There's a hole in the center of each block. Its wide enough to receive a headless nail. Unfortunately headless nails have to go in at an angle into the dry wall and I can't do that with what I'm working here.

I could somehow widen the hole in the clay block to receive a drywall screw so that I could use an anchor OR a one piece threaded fastener (pictured below). HOWEVER, I have to put more than 1000 of these blocks into the wall- which means I will have to put 1000 anchors which will make 1000 fairly large holes on one wall. It will become a perforated wall after I remove those from the wall once my project is over. And I'm avoiding having to replace the drywall after I'm done with this project.

Can any of you advice on how I can tackle this problem? I'd like to keep the hole in my clay block the same size and mount it on the wall without making big holes in the dry wall. Is there something like a "HEADLESS ONE PIECE THREADED FASTENER"?

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Is there something like "Headless one piece threaded fastener"


If it's headless how's it going to hold the tiles up?
A finish nail is almost headless.
Trim head screws also have small heads.
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Is there something like "Headless one piece threaded fastener"


Hi Joecaptuon
If there is something headless then I'll choose a long screw which will protrude from the wall enough ...where the part that sticks out of the wall will go into the clay block right in the center. Thanks for the info on finish nails. Do these nails need and anchor and can these be screwed in straight (perpendicar to the wall)?
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If it's headless how's it going to hold the tiles up?
A finish nail is almost headless.
Trim head screws also have small heads.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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Is there something like "Headless one piece threaded fastener"


If it is truly "headless" you won't be able to use a screw. As joecaption said,there is a drywall "trim" screw used in an application for metal studs. The heads are probably the diameter of a 16d trim nail. HD around here carries them in1-5/8" (I believe, haven't used any in quite a while) and a drywall supply will likely have linger lengths. You're still going to have holes to fill, but they'll be smaller than the screw you are showing.
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