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You want to fix a kitchen unit, a television or a shelf in your Placo® wall but you are afraid that it will not hold? Contrary to appearances, Placo® plates are resistant and can bear a certain weight, using suitable dowels. What are the different types of plugs suitable for Placo® partitions? How to choose between one or the other? Focus on these pegs which you will not be able to do without!
Different types of dowels for its Placo® partition
The plastic plug Plastic plugs come in different forms. They can be plastic dowels: - To nail: it is not necessary to pre-drill to fix them. They move directly into the hollow part once installed; - Anchored: they expand from their installation thanks to the two fins they have; - To screw: they are directly anchored in the Placo® partition thanks to their external thread. The self-drilling metal anchor The self-drilling metal plug can also come in two forms: - The self-drilling screw plug: it is very easy to insert thanks to its threaded point; - The self-drilling rocking anchor: it is fixed directly against the Placo® partition thanks to its special rocking system. The expanding anchor Once fixed to the wall, these pegs are deployed on the other side of the partition to ensure optimal support of the object. The most famous of them is without a doubt the Molly ankle! Like an umbrella, this ankle folds back after having penetrated the Placo® partition so as to become one with it.
Choosing the ideal anchor for your Placo® partition
The dowel must be chosen according to the weight of the object that you want to fix on the Placo® partition, but also what this object will have to support or contain. It could for example be a shelf on which to put books or even a kitchen cabinet in which to store your dishes. It is therefore necessary to take into account the total weight of said object. When the load does not exceed 10kg, plastic plugs can be used. When the weight of the object varies from 10 to 30kg, it is preferable to choose self-drilling metal anchors or expansion anchors. When the load exceeds 30kg, it is preferable to plan in advance the location of the object or the furniture in question by fixing metal reinforcements or wooden reinforcements on the rails making up the metal framework of the Placo partition. ®. In this case, it will necessarily be necessary to use expansion plugs in addition to these reinforcements.
Removal of an anchor fixed in a Placo® partition
Expansion anchors have a major drawback when they are removed from a Placo® partition. Indeed, it is difficult to remove them without doing damage! However, there is a method to reduce the risks. To do this, you must remove the screw from the dowel and drill it using a drill bit whose diameter is barely greater than that of the dowel. Thanks to this, the ankle collar will not be able to resist and will fall. You just need to push the remaining elements to hide them and to fill the hole. You can also simply plug the visible ankle with plaster and repaint it, but the result will be less elegant.