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Could you please tell me what these are in the wall

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by hztm2008, 13 Sep 2020.

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    Hi, my daughter recently moved to a new home and has started decorating. Upon removing the wallpaper in the lounge, she found what I think are possibly old fixings in the wall. This is a timber frame house which I am guessing has plasterboard clad walls. I am used to the older brick wall and solid plaster so am not really up on the new stuff. Am I correct in thinking that these might be special fixings for holding something heaving to the wall? She us unable to pull them out and they had been wallapered over so could it be that they have been pushed or screwed in and that some sort of butterfy arrangement at the back stops them coming out? I just wanted to be sure that these are not something more important relating to the structure of the house. I have attached some pics. H Wall 2.jpg H Wall 3.jpg H Wall 4.jpg H Wall.JPG Thanks.
     
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    Hi. Thank you very much for the information. Could I ask if you know if these are generally removable without destroying the wall, or is it best just to live with them. thanks again.
     
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    Probably best to give them a tap with a hammer and screwdiver and knock them into the wall then you can fill in the hole , if you try pulling them out you could end up with more damage .
     
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    Use a dremel to grind off the wings and push the rest of it in.
     
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    I agree that they look like Interset fittings (misspelled in the Wilko link as Interest fittings).

    If you had the original machine screws you might be able in insert the screw and then tap it to so that the wings bend back flat ant then pull the whole fitting out with out damaging the plasterboard..

    The nylon fittings, I would use a sharp chisel and knock the "crown/head" off, then use a wide drill bit to push the sleeve in to the wall.
     
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