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Old 02-06-2019, 07:38 PM   #1
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hanging wine racks . using toggle bolts .though when i got to the exterior wall the toggle bolts were not opening in the solid foam wall . time to leave anyhow but i need a plan for when i return . does anyone have a good way to handle this .
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:58 PM   #2
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If it's SIPS then you can probably just screw into the OSB.

Foam right behind drywall? Seems like you should be able to dig out the foam manually through your ~1/2" hole. Might be a pain but should be doable.

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Allen wrench in your drill. Slip it into the hole diagonally, they straighten the drill back up and spin the allen wrench to create enough of a void for the toggle to open up behind the sheetrock. disclaimer: I've never done it but I'd definitely try it if I ran into that.
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Allen wrench in your drill. Slip it into the hole diagonally, they straighten the drill back up and spin the allen wrench to create enough of a void for the toggle to open up behind the sheetrock. disclaimer: I've never done it but I'd definitely try it if I ran into that.
That's what I had in mind. Easy way to clean out they area just enough for a toggle to pop open
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Use the expansion type anchors instead of toggles, the ones that collapse.
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the allen wrench idea was great .also those other fasteners would be fine if i had not already drilled for toggles . going back today with a clear head to finish up .
it is a wine room , imagine small sealed closet .client had a lot going on in the house so i kept the dr closed mostly .realized to late that the lack of air was messing me up . dr will be open today for sure .
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If itís a metal toggle, heat it up with a torch just before inserting.

Never tried it but sounds like something I would do lol


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Never tried it but sounds like something I would do lol


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turned out to be way way easier .i shoved a screwdriver with the end bent 90 degrees into the hole and removed a little foam .a piece of wire would work .

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