Wall Anchor

Wall Anchor

Wall Anchor – Generic term used to describe any of a large number of devices used to anchor items to a wall.  Wall anchors generally function in one of three ways:

  • Friction anchors – The anchor is inserted into a pre-drilled hole; a screw (which also supports the item to be secured) is then driven into the anchor causing it to expand and lock against the sides of the hole.
  • Self tapping anchors –  some plastic anchors utilize over sized threads to tap into in drywall  and then screw in snug.  A screw can then be driven into an existing hole in the center of the anchor to secure the desired item
  • Toggle anchors – Consist of a screw or bolt and a toggle. The screw with attached toggle is inserted into a pre-drilled hole whereupon a toggle expands to a size larger than the hole.  The screw or bolt can then be tightened pulling the toggle against the back side of the wall


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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 40 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 33 years he has owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 40 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.
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