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Will these plugs be ok to hold lamp in plasterboard ceiling?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by mjgreen81, 26 Dec 2020.

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    Is the pendant /rose ,not screwed to a joist or other timber ?
    If you really have to mount onto plasterboard , spring toggles would be my choice .
     
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    No, it isn't unfortunately, was just screwed straight into the ceiling (no plug or anything).

    Do you have a link to a spring toggle so I can see what you mean please?
     
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    Just Google spring toggle !
     
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    Clearly 5 kg hanging off plaster board is not going to work, these [​IMG] will take the weight of most lights, but not the 5 kg required. So as DIY you can likely get away with hanging on plaster board, but it could fail any EICR, should the inspector realise.
     
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    I doubt that any EICR inspector would be able to find a non-destructive method of ascertaining how the light fitting was attached to the ceiling :)

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    I have never used a setting tool for the HWAs.

    I just knock them in and screw them up tight.
     
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