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Old 07-25-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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Here is my my problem I currently have a closet with wire shelves that keep falling down due to being installed in drywall there are no wooden studs only metal studs . What would be the solution to fix this without ripping the drywall down and installing wooden studs for support I am open to suggestions on different products other than the wire shelves for hanging clothes . Thank you

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There are different wire shelf systems, some better than others. You may want to do a search and see which ones will work for you. There are different type of fasteners for metal studs also that you can find online that will hold good.

If all else fails you can go back to wooden shelving or look into some of the closet systems.

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Here is my my problem I currently have a closet with wire shelves that keep falling down due to being installed in drywall there are no wooden studs only metal studs . What would be the solution to fix this without ripping the drywall down and installing wooden studs for support I am open to suggestions on different products other than the wire shelves for hanging clothes . Thank you
Sheet metal screws should hold in metal studs if driven properly. I use a cordless on slow speed, and when the screws are close to tight, just bump the trigger to tighten. That prevents over spinning.

You could surface mount a horizontal wood board on top of the drywall, to screw your existing shelving to. As Jim suggested check out different systems.








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The stud material shouldn't be an issue as the screws that hold the brackets can be installed with plastic anchors, directly in the sheetrock.
If these have been compromised, they were either installed incorrectly or the weight put on the shelves were too much.
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