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Old 09-12-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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drywall anchors to install bathroom mirror


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Is this type of anchors OK to install a 36" x 30" beveled mirror in a bathroom?
I would think so, but any advice is appreciated
Wall is drywall, and I will use the plastic clips included with the mirror
I was thinking to use 2 at the bottom, 2 on the top and 1 on each side
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What type? Don't see a link or pic.
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Well, I'm reattaching the picture
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When I hung the mirror in our Bath. I used the ones that drill into the Drywall, and then there is a piece on the end, that turns out when you screw the screw into the anchor.



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I want to keep the holes small
Those anchors that srews into the drywall sometimes make a bump on the drywall itself, all around the head of the anchor
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These are what I prefer when I can't hit a stud:

http://www.grainger.com/product/RED-HEAD-Anchor-4E824?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/4E824_AS01?$smthumb$
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The ones that screw in to the drywall are easier to install if you drill a small 1/8" pilot hole first.
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I ended up using the EZ-Ancor “Twist & Lock” screw type anchors (plastic one, rated 50lbs)
Went very well with the 1/8”pilot hole...thanks Dave
Seems very strong
I wouldn’t use those without 1/8" pre-drilling…..
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How heavy is this mirror? I only use the Metal ones, since I have Gyprock in the rest of my home. Also them work well for towel racks. Since people tend to love to poll on the towel bar, while removing the towels.



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I ended up using the EZ-Ancor “Twist & Lock” screw type anchors (plastic one, rated 50lbs)
Went very well with the 1/8”pilot hole...thanks Dave
Seems very strong
I wouldn’t use those without 1/8" pre-drilling…..
No need to predrill, just use the screw that comes with the anchor. Drive it in, back it it, drive in the anchor.
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No need to predrill, just use the screw that comes with the anchor. Drive it in, back it it, drive in the anchor.
I like that idea. The metal ones however don't require any hole at all which is why I don't bother with the plastic ones anymore.

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I like that idea. The metal ones however don't require any hole at all which is why I don't bother with the plastic ones anymore.
They do if you have GypRock like I do. I always drill a pilot hole for the Metal ones. Otherwise, they would never go in. After 70+ years. Portland based Plaster gets very hard.



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I like that idea. The metal ones however don't require any hole at all which is why I don't bother with the plastic ones anymore.
I have some metal ones in the truck, haven't tried with out some sort of pre-drilling. I'll give it a whirl on the next go around.
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