How do I use a wall anchor?

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How do I use a wall anchor?

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ChoosingChoose the correct anchor for the type of wall where you will use it and the weight of the object that will hang from the anchor. Drywall, plaster and masonry walls all require different kinds of anchors. Packages are clearly marked with this information. Anchors usually come with the proper screws; if they don’t, the package will say what size screw to use.DrillingDrill a hole in the wall at the point where you want to insert the anchor. The anchor package should tell you which size drill bit to use. If you don’t have the packaging, use a bit with the same diameter as the body of the anchor. Note that some anchors are “self-threading” and don’t need drilling–you simply screw them into the wall.AnchoringInsert the anchor into the hole you drilled. It should be a snug fit; tap it lightly with a mallet to drive it in so that the front flange is flush with the wall. Don’t pound it with a hammer; that could deform the anchor. If the anchor isn’t pre-loaded with a screw, insert the

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