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Old 06-08-2007, 08:57 PM   #7
BobK207
 
Default Re: Best anchors for heavy cabinets on steel studs

If you're going to screw the bottom edge, doesn't that defeat the
French cleat method. Why not just screw it top & bottom and be done
with it?

I suggested the SMS's because I hate using most wall anchors; they're a
pain to work with & not very strong.

cheers
Bob

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Old 06-08-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
Chris Solar
 
Default Re: Best anchors for heavy cabinets on steel studs

The screws along the bottom are just to keep the lower edge of the cabinets
snug against the wall once they're in place.

-Chris.

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> If you're going to screw the bottom edge, doesn't that defeat the
> French cleat method. Why not just screw it top & bottom and be done
> with it?



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Old 06-08-2007, 09:09 PM   #9
Goedjn
 
Default Re: Best anchors for heavy cabinets on steel studs



>> If you're going to screw the bottom edge, doesn't that defeat the
>> French cleat method. Why not just screw it top & bottom and be done
>> with it?

>The screws along the bottom are just to keep the lower edge of the cabinets
>snug against the wall once they're in place.


Not that there's anything wrong with your method, but
If you can measure accurately, you can
accomplish the same thing by using two cleats. Of course,
then in the next earthquake, the whole thing will bounce off
the wall and kill you.




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Old 06-08-2007, 11:26 PM   #10
Chris Solar
 
Default Re: Best anchors for heavy cabinets on steel studs

Here's a follow-up, for the record:

I went through a few (expensive) boxes of fasteners before finding something
I trusted.

Regular wing-toggles were no good. For one thing, they require a huge hole
relative to the size of the bolt. For another, you can't install the anchor
independently from the bolt and the fixture -- and I didn't want to wrestle
with getting a dozen toggles into their holes while holding the wall cleat
in the air.

The EZ-Toggles were a disappointment. They can only handle a wall thickness
of up to 5/8", and when they're going through 5/8" drywall _and_ a steel
stud flange, the toggle didn't always pop open inside the wall. That's a
pain, since it can't be fixed without taking everything off the wall. Some
of the walls in question also had two layers of 5/8" drywall, so these
wouldn't work anyway. Last, the bolt that goes into the anchor is pretty
skinny.

Fat sheet metal screws -- the self-drilling kind -- were no good. They had
hardly any pullout resistance. Maybe the self-piercing kind would have
worked better.

Finally: Toggler brand toggles (http://www.toggler.com/toggle.html). These
were good. They're easy to install, since the anchor is installed on its
own, without the bolt. For a 1/2" hole in the wall, I got to use a large,
reassuring 1/4-20 bolt. The anchor itself is substantial, and has actual
threads, so it's more like a nut than any other anchor. I found them locally
(Ottawa, Canada) at Fastenal (http://www.fastenal.com). I think HD carries
them in the States.

-Chris.

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> The largest section of shelving is 65" wide, 37" tall, and 9" deep. It has
> three rows of books (183 linear inches of bookshelf), so almost 300 pounds
> for a fully-loaded unit based on my measurements. It's hanging up near the
> top of a 9' ceiling,



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Old 12-01-2017, 01:20 AM   #11
annazheng
 
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I also suggested the SMS's ,last year i bought this kind of wall ancor ,and can withstand well.
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