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Old 11-27-2014, 10:02 PM  
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5/16th lag bolts into 2x4 studs


Hello all,

I'm putting up some shelves in our garage using the brackets below

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-2...8?N=5yc1vZbbzo

I'm thinking of using three 5/16 lag bolts to screw the brackets into the studs because their thickness matches the size of the bracket holes. Also, I figured that 3.5 inch length would be good as they would go almost 3 inches into the studs (the drywall is half inch)

But I'm wondering if bolts this big May weaken the studs? What do you think?
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:44 PM  
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If you hit the stud centered, it will be fine.

This has been done thousands of times before, and will be done long after this.


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Old 11-27-2014, 10:47 PM  
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You'll be fine. Predrill and hit as close to center.
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I have the exact brackets in my portable workshop, I just used 2" deck screws.
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I have the exact brackets in my portable workshop, I just used 2" deck screws.
But deck screws are thinner than the holes (on the short side of the brackets, which is what I'm putting against the wall) . The screw head is big enough but not the rest. Is this not a problem?
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Thanks for the reassurance!
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There's just not need for that big a lag.
1/4" would be fine.
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