Wall anchor usage

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Spare tyre

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4,370 posts

78 months

Friday 11th January
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Need to fit a sun awning

https://www.screwfix.com/p/easyfix-shield-anchor-b...

Do I drill the right sized hole, tightened bolt to make it grip, THEN remove bolt to insert the awning fitting, then re tighten?

Sorry for daft question

InitialDave

5,913 posts

67 months

Friday 11th January
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You could just as easily unscrew it before fitting, put the awning bracket etc on it, then put it up.

While you can do what you're suggesting, it may be fiddly rethreading the bolt in if the masonry dust gets in the threads etc. It's not that likely the fitting will come "unanchored" if you're careful.

mark beavan

64 posts

90 months

Friday 11th January
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The fixing you've linked to is a shield anchor, and the easiest way of doing this is to drill the hole, (making sure it is the right size, and cleaned out thoroughly after drilling), hold up the bracket/awning where you need it to be, push the fixing (without taking the bolt out) through the hole in your bracket and into the hole in the wall. Then tighten it up and job done. It's vital to have the correct size hole in the wall and to blow it out really well after drilling.

Youtube it if you are not 100% sure

Tony427

2,267 posts

181 months

Saturday 12th January
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mark beavan said:
The fixing you've linked to is a shield anchor, and the easiest way of doing this is to drill the hole, (making sure it is the right size, and cleaned out thoroughly after drilling), hold up the bracket/awning where you need it to be, push the fixing (without taking the bolt out) through the hole in your bracket and into the hole in the wall. Then tighten it up and job done. It's vital to have the correct size hole in the wall and to blow it out really well after drilling.

Youtube it if you are not 100% sure
As said above. However you might find it easier using a hammer to persuade the fixing into the hole which also has the advantage of pre tightening the bolt. Should only take a little nip up with the spanner/ socket and jobs a good 'un.

gazza285

5,404 posts

156 months

Saturday 12th January
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These are only designed to be tightened once, so work on that principle.

We tend to use thru bolts or chemical anchors at work, rather than the shield anchors shown, as the hole needed is smaller, so quicker and easier to drill, and having a nutted thread rather than a bolt means we can pack the item to be fixed to the correct measurement much easier. They are also cheaper...

hutchst

1,672 posts

44 months

Saturday 12th January
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^^ this ^^

I'm another chemical anchor fan. Cut some threaded bar to the length you want, mix up some 2-part epoxy, and Robert's your auntie's husband.

Tony427

2,267 posts

181 months

Saturday 12th January
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hutchst said:
^^ this ^^

I'm another chemical anchor fan. Cut some threaded bar to the length you want, mix up some 2-part epoxy, and Robert's your auntie's husband.
Indeed we are similar resin enthusiasts / fans but resin can be expensive for the diy'er if you are only doing one job and the use of a air pump ( fancy bike pump with a hose) to clear the hole of dust and loose material is advised.

Cheers,

Tony

Spare tyre

Original Poster:

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78 months

Saturday 12th January
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Thanks all, knew I’d get sensible advice
Will update when fitted

Thanks again

sunbeam alpine

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136 months

Saturday 12th January
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I've got a 5m triangle which is just held up with rawlplugs (4 screws per fixing). It's in a sheltered corner, but still catches quite a lot of wind. Seems to have been OK so far.