Wall Plugs and Fasteners

Unless you are using masonry screws, a wall plug is required to secure a fastener that is inserted into masonry. Wall plugs are also needed to make strong connections on hollow walls such as stud walls.
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©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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Masonry-Wall Plugs: Common Wall Plug

These are available in a range of lengths and gauges and are designed for use in masonry walls.

Masonry-Wall Plugs: Frame Plug

The screw and plug are supplied together in the correct sizes. Commonly used to attach windows and door frames in masonry walls.

Masonry-Wall Plugs: Hammer Plug

Similar to a frame screw in that the nail and plug are supplied together, a hammer plug is hammered all the way into position.

Masonry-Wall Plugs: Expansion/Masonry Bolt

This screw has a bolt head and metal sleeve that expands into the masonry material as the bolt is screwed in place. Turning the bolt causes the sleeve to expand.

Hollow-Wall Plug: Cavity Wall Plug

This plug is specifically designed for cavity walls (which have a hollow space between two surfaces). The tapering increases the plug's grip in the pilot hole.

Hollow-Wall Plug: Self-Drilling Cavity Wall Plug

The tapered, threaded plug screws into the wall and the screw is then inserted into the plug.

Hollow-Wall Plug: Hollow-Wall Anchor

This is a combination fastener for a hollow wall, with a screw inserted with a metal sleeve.

Hollow-Wall Plug: Spring Toggle

As the fastener is screwed into place, the toggle section grips the wall tightly. A gravity toggle is similar, but supports greater weights.

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