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What is this type of rawl plug called

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Deansplit, 1 Nov 2020.

  1. Deansplit

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    Trying to find a supplier for this type of rawl plug with the serrated edges as had a stash from something I must have bought but cannot find the same type to buy... anyone any idea what it's called, I'm Googled out!
     

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  3. sircerebus666

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    Why?

    Use Uno plugs or Fischer duopower
     
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    Try googling "white nylon expansion pipe" or "white plastic expansion pipe".
     
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    Because they'\re crap - spin round. The serrated teeth ones are bliss to use.
     
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    No they don't , if the plugs you are using spin around the hole you have drilled is too big - simple as that

    Uno's and duopowers are superb plugs
     
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    I've been fitting shutters and blinds for 20 years - old houses have crumbly walls and often the hole becomes larger than the bit size so the serrated teeth type are brilliant as they hammer in nice and tight whereas the proper sized normal style will not grip.... simple as that!
     
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    Just use a smaller bit - simple as that

    If I am drilling into a suspected problem wall I use a drill size down from the one I want to use and I see if the plug will fit , that way hopefully I don't screw myself over by drilling the hole too large and having to bodge the plug in
     
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    In your own home it's worth spending the time for a few occasional screws

    If you're doing it for a living, probably not.
     
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    Surely if you've glued the plug into the wall there won't be any expansion force as the plug won't be able to move
     
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    All I do on ratty brickwork is to drill a hole 0.5 or even 1mm smaller diameter the insert the plug. Helps if you don't use cheap drill bits which "helicopter". Simples!
     
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    Uno plugs are great.
     
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