Hanging kitchen wall cabinets from stud partition

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    I'm fitting a corner wall cabinet in the kitchen and have encountered a stud partition directly in line with the position i had planned to fit the hollow wall anchor.

    Is there any particular screw i could fit directly into the partition? I've looked at self-tapping screws but haven't found anything longer than about 50mm at the main DIY places. Would this be sufficient? Or is there anything better, like a coach screw, etc?
     
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    Countersunk head is no good i'm afraid. The wall cabinet will just slip off.
     
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    Can't use washers either because the cabinet already has it's own adjustable fittings which act like washers.

    The question i really need to answer is whether a simple screw will be strong enough to support one corner of the wall cabinet if the other corner is supported by a hollow wall anchor.

    If so, would 50mm be long enough? If not, would a coach screw work?
     
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    without seeing the job I have not got a clue
     
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    Brilliant.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't bother with hollow wall anchors never really a good fixing in my eyes.
    I've got a wall mounted cabinet in my bathroom and had the same situation i.e. stud wall with studs in the wrong place. Solved the problem by simply fixing a piece of ply to the wall and fixing the cabinet to that, easy and much more piece of mind than anchors.
     
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    ...and how does that answer the question?
     
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    Simple , chuck the anchors in the bin use the ply and you can fix your cabinet with a million and one decent fixings if you want!
     
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    can we have a picture off the fixings please to work out what sort they are
     
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    The anchors aren't the problem. Try reading the original post properly.
     
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    The anchor would appear to be THE problem after reading your OP properly as you cannot fit it. As you cannot or do not want to use washers use a 2" x 10 round head screw.
    And stop being so stroppy when someone suggests a solution that just might get you out of the problem.
     
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    may i respectfully suggest that when people give there time for free you try and show a bit more respect and appreciation
    thank you
     
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    May i respectfully suggest that if you have difficulty reading the post properly perhaps you shouldn't bother posting a reply. What's the point in giving your 'advice' for free if that advice is totally irrelevant? I specifically asked whether there was any particular screw which would do the job. I didn't ask whether anyone thought i should rip out all the wall anchors and start all over again!
     
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