11:48AM | 05/16/05
Member Since: 05/15/05
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I am installing items like a towel bar, tissue holder, and lately a glass shelf in my bathroom. I personally like the support of wall studs. I do not like to use the wall anchors to drywall. Unfortunately all of the new brackets these days come with the hardware that use posts that are secured with a set screw. This I consider the worst design in engineering of the century.

Fortunately, at least the set screws now have a hex slot. It has been my experience that this style bracket gives very poor support. Can you suggest a type of drywall anchor that will give me the support near that of a stud?


02:43PM | 05/17/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Well I can only agree with you!

I agree; most towel bars (etc.) are more engineered for looks than day-in-day-out use. In addition, they are way too frustrating to put up, and often attach with mickey mouse setscrews and the like.

As for attaching to drywall--personally, I prefer molly bolts to screw anchors. Will they approach the strength of attaching to studs? Hardly. But good luck; and if you find one that's well designed, please let us know!


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01:52PM | 05/21/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
I happen to like the hidden fastners, but I share the problem of not trusting to the molys or expanders to hold in SR. That is why we always place blocking in th ewall before hanging the drywall

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