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Heavy duty plasterboard fixings

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by woody67, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. woody67

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    I have just come across these plasterboard fixings.

    Rated at 50kg pull, and 100kg load.

    In context this is two or four bags of cement hanging from the wall!
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    If you have not built the wall yet usually the best trick is to put some wooden blocks behind the area you want to fix something to. You won't need any fixing just longer screws.
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    Or use fermacell instead of plasterboard. Far better, stronger product :thumbsup:
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    Yes, it is great but it is terrible dusty when cutting it. The cutting particles are so small they are everywhere and clog your lungs and vacuum cleaner instantly.
    I moved to OSB (oriented strand boards) after this experience.
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    Surely OSB is not so good for the plaster finish though. Fermacell is designed as a plasterboard replacement, just wear a mask :lesson:
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    Sir, yes, Sir :hiya:
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    Many people don't have the option of different boards or do not want to rip the existing wall down.

    If you just want to hang something on an existing plasterboard wall, then these may save a lot of time and trouble
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    For sure. I did not intend to question your valuable input just adding my 2 cents. Apparently you are aware the weakest link is the plasterboard itself and if people have the option placing some wood blocks behind helps a lot.
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    to avoid any fixing problems within studding just fix a panel of 18 mm ply in between vertical studs finish it flush with the edge of your studding then all you do is plasterboard over it and you get a good fixing if you are concerned about the weight of what you fixing then replace the ply with timber battens ie-4x2 , 6x2 or whatever your wall construction is.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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