What size hollow wall anchor?

6 Mar 2011
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I want to fix a coat rack to a hollow plasterboard stud wall using hollow wall anchors and I'm unsure about the size and length of anchor to use.
Both the rack and the plasterboard are 15mm thick.
The pre-drilled holes in the coat rack are 5mm.
What would the recommended anchor size be?

Any helpful replies appreciated.
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Assumiing you mean the metal "umbrella" type cavity fixings, Fischer HM 5x52 S (or the Rawl equivalent - avoid unbranded stuff if you can) will do the job - they are designed to accommodate 10mm and thicker, however if the expected load isn't too great you could just use HM 5x37 S and get some 40 to 50mm CSK head machine screws from Screwstation (these fasteners all come with a sort of squashed round head screw)

This is from the back of the pack - the Fischer website has more details:

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