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  Reply # 1207981 4-Jan-2015 12:17
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Google "fasteners". Many options. Last time I needed something I called a one man band on saleyards rd. Same price for my qty + good technical knowledge. No website. Forgot the name it was a while back.



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  Reply # 1207988 4-Jan-2015 12:53
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I did google fastners, and none of the sites that came up wanted to sell anything to me which is why I was asking for recommendations on places that would do.




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For plasterboard cavities, I prefer the wallmate type plasterboard anchors. Toggles always seem to need a bigger hole than necessary.
You can get either metal or plastic wallmate, and in bulk lots. Though you do need to find a suitable long screw if you get the bulk box




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I would be wary of the quality of stuff you buy off some of the overseas sites, as they may not be up to the same quality as the NZ ones. eg weaker metals and plastics. I have purchased cheaper toggles before and the metal fractured very easily.



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  Reply # 1208021 4-Jan-2015 14:49
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SepticSceptic: For plasterboard cavities, I prefer the wallmate type plasterboard anchors. Toggles always seem to need a bigger hole than necessary.
You can get either metal or plastic wallmate, and in bulk lots. Though you do need to find a suitable long screw if you get the bulk box


Yeah, the toggles with the 2 springie bits are hopeless - need like a 12mm hole, and you cant remove the screw from them once they are in or they drop off inside the walls, Thats why I prefer the style I linked to which compress and then are fixed in the wall so that you can take the item off and on at will without needing more fasteners.

The wallmate ones are ok on some gib walls, but would never work on fiber cement which needs something clamping from the back.




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  Reply # 1208023 4-Jan-2015 14:51
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mattwnz: I would be wary of the quality of stuff you buy off some of the overseas sites, as they may not be up to the same quality as the NZ ones. eg weaker metals and plastics. I have purchased cheaper toggles before and the metal fractured very easily.


Thats why I am only getting $15 worth from there, about the same as 2 and a half packets of the overpriced local ones, for 10 times as many. At that rate I can have a 90% failure rate and still be out ahead.

I would trust aliexpress sellers more than some random dollar shop type importer of things locally which is what you seem to get on trademe mostly.




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I use a plastic anchor (as do a lot of sparkies). You first drill a 6mm hole and then screw the anchor into the gib/plasterboard. The anchor will then
accept a screw to hold something firmly to the wall. We use them a lot for installing towell rails in bathrooms. Very cheap and I buy 100 at a time.

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rosnic0: I use a plastic anchor (as do a lot of sparkies). You first drill a 6mm hole and then screw the anchor into the gib/plasterboard. The anchor will then
accept a screw to hold something firmly to the wall. We use them a lot for installing towell rails in bathrooms. Very cheap and I buy 100 at a time.

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yeah, I use these too for any job that doesn't require hanging something heavy.  for the heavy jobs I tend to go for the ramset rated components - just so I have comeback if, for example, a $1000 mirror(*) falls off the wall :)



(*) the mirror was the tax for buying a new TV :D





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