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    DryWall question

    So I have a hole in my drywall from trying to install a POS walmart window valence my wife bought. The hole is too large for me to just simply put a bigger screw in to secure the wall bracket. I can't make a new hole next to it as it will throw off the balance of the valence. I want to fill the hole and then screw back into the same spot. I have spackle and can do that easily, but I'm wondering if you can really screw into spackle thats dried and hardened. Anyone have any tips or know of any compounds I can put in the hole that will receive a couple small screws? Keep in mind the whole curtain system is 5 pounds or less.


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    Re: DryWall question

    The only option I can think of is to head to home depot and look for a thicker expansion sleeve for the screw than the ones i have.


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    Re: DryWall question

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    The only option I can think of is to head to home depot and look for a thicker expansion sleeve for the screw than the ones i have.
    I think you answered your own question as that is what I would do.



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    Re: DryWall question

    Thanks.....I was going for the lazy card in hoping someone had a "around the house solution...." I shall head to HD over lunch tomorrow.....of course I'll just have to buy more tools while I'm at it


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    Re: DryWall question

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Thanks.....I was going for the lazy card in hoping someone had a "around the house solution...." I shall head to HD over lunch tomorrow.....of course I'll just have to buy more tools while I'm at it
    Didn't the tools help to cause this problem?


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    Re: DryWall question

    Don't forget the tools to fix/sharpen/paint the new tools. That's my excuse every time.


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    Re: DryWall question

    The sell plastic large plastic anchors you can screw into drywall that will fill a fairly large hole and hold considerable weight. They're cheap as well.



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    Re: DryWall question

    I will ask my contractor husband when he gets home (yeah that's what sucks about self employed contractor husbands-8:20 pm and still at work).



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    Re: DryWall question

    I forgot about this from dontevenreply.com

    This is how you take care of drywall holes:

    Hey,

    I saw your ad and will be able to help you out. The best thing to do for dry wall holes is to tape over the entire hole with strips of duct tape, and then paint over the duct tape. If you have wallpaper, I could just put wallpaper over the hole. That would be even easier. After the repair, nobody should lean up on the wall or it will probably tear again. I suggest hanging a picture over the hole. I have some old framed pictures of Bon Jovi that I could bring and install over the hole.

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    Re: DryWall question

    Hubbie says "Stud Solver" auger anchors. Metal, not plastic. A bit more expensive, but worth it.



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    Re: DryWall question

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum05 View Post
    Hubbie says "Stud Solver" auger anchors. Metal, not plastic. A bit more expensive, but worth it.
    I was going to make a joke about me being called a "stud solver" but wasn't sure how that might define my sexuality.



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    Re: DryWall question

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I was going to make a joke about me being called a "stud solver" but wasn't sure how that might define my sexuality.
    Having that joke in the chamber and not pulling the trigger might raise the same question. As would failing to yell "THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!" after a joke of that (sticking with the gun analogy here) calibur.



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