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What rawl plugs and screws?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Thrill, 10 Jun 2012.

  1. Thrill

    Thrill

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    I've replaced a junction box in my porch, and used the old screw and old hole to re-attach it. However, it's loose and I can't just shove a screw in the wall because it seems to be powdery and crumbles.

    Which is the best screws for this kinda thing? Will bronze screws be okay? Also, do I need the red rawl plugs? The whole will only be like 5mm :) Cheers.

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    The holes to attach it to the wall are in the middle, you can see one hole at this angle.

    Cheers.
     
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    any screws will do as its gonna be dry. use the best fit plug if it is loose then squirt some grip fill or no nails on the plug before you put it in let it dry then screw away.
     
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    So drill a little hole, insert raw plug and then screw it in. I just thought the bronze screws we're wood and meant only for wood.
     
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    Its a phone junction box mate, its no weight what so ever.

    Any plug and screw that doesnt foul the PCB will be fine, I think I get what you mean about screw types but I wouldnt worry.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    3mm X 25mm or No. 6 X 1" plain steel or plated screws, and plugs to suit (usually the little yellow ones are fine - there's no weight there). No need for brass screws.
     
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    A blob of Painters mate behind it :idea: even a whole tube is cheap as chips - forget the screws , aircraft are glued together ;)
     
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