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Difficulty with e-z anchor, now have large hole in wall

Posted by adam211 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 7, 10 at 20:15

Greetings all,
I live in a small apartment and am trying to hang a few things up (specifically, shelves and a small jewelery cabinet).

I'm not particularly knowledgeable about this sort of thing, but being told that screws in walls are generally insufficient for this sort of thing I attempted to screw in some plastic ez-anchors.

I didn't drill a pilot hole and it went in well, but it never really tapped into the wall and the threads just created a large hole rather than actually ever tapping in. Now even if I apply a large force with a hang screwdriver I can't get it to finish going in and it never sits flush with the wall. That is, it went in a little ways, created a large hole, and won't finish going in. It's like it hit a hard spot in the wall and the threads just turned around and around in one spot creating a nice sized hole.

If it's helpful a closet is on the other side of this wall--it's an inside wall.

I guess I can probably figure out how to just stick some spackle in and cover it up, but I still want to hang up my items! Do I have the wrong wall materials for these?

Here are some pictures if it helps:



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RE: Difficulty with e-z anchor, now have large hole in wall

I'm not an expert, but it sounds to me like you hit a stud.

RE: Difficulty with e-z anchor, now have large hole in wall

If you did hit a stud try putting a nail in that hole. If the nail goes in and is strong enough to hold what you want you are all done. If not, try a screw. Patch the hole and still go with a nail or screw.

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