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Fixings videos - RSS Feed http://www.diy-video.com/browse-fixings-videos-videos-1-date.html diy video is the webs premium site for all DIY related videos and home improvement videos How to fix heavy items to plasterboard / drywall http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-fix-heavy-items-to-plasterboard-drywall_590fef1c2.html

One of the questions I get asked regularly is how to fix heavy items such as a TV to plasterboard or drywall. Unfortunately there are no plasterboard fixings available that I would trust to hold up a 65 inch TV that has cost hundreds of pounds, as even the best plasterboard fixings cannot support enough weight for them to be effective for this job as they all rely on the strength of the plasterboard itself. By locating the studs and fixing to them you are guaranteed to get the best fixing available and guarantee that your expensive TV will not end up on the floor in several pieces.
I tested out some plasterboard fixings in a previous video, the results of which are interesting-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECDysfNhx_E

The magnets are available here- http://fave.co/2s3obkh

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:07:58 +0000 How to fix heavy items to plasterboard / drywall <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/590fef1c2-1.jpg" /></p><p>One of the questions I get asked regularly is how to fix heavy items such as a TV to plasterboard or drywall. Unfortunately there are no plasterboard fixings available that I would trust to hold up a 65 inch TV that has cost hundreds of pounds, as even the best plasterboard fixings cannot support enough weight for them to be effective for this job as they all rely on the strength of the plasterboard itself. By locating the studs and fixing to them you are guaranteed to get the best fixing available and guarantee that your expensive TV will not end up on the floor in several pieces.<br /> I tested out some plasterboard fixings in a previous video, the results of which are interesting- <br /> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECDysfNhx_E<br /> <br /> The magnets are available here- http://fave.co/2s3obkh</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-fix-heavy-items-to-plasterboard-drywall_590fef1c2.html
How to remove rounded off screws http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-remove-rounded-off-screws_d93300d43.html

In this video I look at how to remove some rounded screws by using everything from an elastic band to a dedicated damaged screw removal bit. The 7 techniques used in this video are-
Elastic band
Impact screwdriver
Damaged screw remover
Trend Grab it pro
Left handed drill bit
Centre punch
Cold chisel

There is no one method that works on all screws and if you get a long wood screw with a rounded head you have not much chance of removing it.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:59:58 +0000 How to remove rounded off screws <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/d93300d43-1.jpg" /></p><p>In this video I look at how to remove some rounded screws by using everything from an elastic band to a dedicated damaged screw removal bit. The 7 techniques used in this video are-<br /> Elastic band<br /> Impact screwdriver<br /> Damaged screw remover<br /> Trend Grab it pro<br /> Left handed drill bit<br /> Centre punch<br /> Cold chisel<br /> <br /> There is no one method that works on all screws and if you get a long wood screw with a rounded head you have not much chance of removing it.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-remove-rounded-off-screws_d93300d43.html
How to fix to insulated drywall http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-fix-to-insulated-drywall_98094041d.html

Fixing to insulated drywall can be very difficult. In this demonstration I use space-plugs to bridge the gap between the item being fixed and the external wall. Fixing to an insulated wall is much easier if you use the space plugs. Some insulated drywall can be as think as 90mm, making it difficult to get a good fixing but by using the space plugs you are guaranteed to get a good fixing.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 19:08:05 +0000 How to fix to insulated drywall <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/98094041d-1.jpg" /></p><p>Fixing to insulated drywall can be very difficult. In this demonstration I use space-plugs to bridge the gap between the item being fixed and the external wall. Fixing to an insulated wall is much easier if you use the space plugs. Some insulated drywall can be as think as 90mm, making it difficult to get a good fixing but by using the space plugs you are guaranteed to get a good fixing.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-fix-to-insulated-drywall_98094041d.html
GripIt fixings http://www.diy-video.com/gripit-fixings_3e2bc04a3.html

GripIt fixings are a quick and easy way of fixing to plasterboard or drywall. These fixings are easy to use and currently come in four different sizes depending on what you are fixing to the plasterboard or drywall. Currently 4 different GripIt fixing are available- Yellow 15mm, Red 18mm, Brown 20mm and blue 25mm. GripIt fixings were made famous when they appeared on Dragons' Den and were backed by Deborah Meaden.

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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:52:43 +0000 GripIt fixings <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/3e2bc04a3-1.jpg" /></p><p>GripIt fixings are a quick and easy way of fixing to plasterboard or drywall. These fixings are easy to use and currently come in four different sizes depending on what you are fixing to the plasterboard or drywall. Currently 4 different GripIt fixing are available- Yellow 15mm, Red 18mm, Brown 20mm and blue 25mm. GripIt fixings were made famous when they appeared on Dragons' Den and were backed by Deborah Meaden.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/gripit-fixings_3e2bc04a3.html
Dewalt wall dogs http://www.diy-video.com/dewalt-wall-dogs_a05700dff.html

Dewalt wall dogs are an all steel, tension free, one piece threaded fastener that is suitable for use in most substrates including concrete, stone, brick, plasterboard and timber. When using the dewalt wall dogs in concrete, brick or masonry it is a good idea to drill a test hole to ensure you drill the correct diameter hole for the wall dogs to work correctly. In most instances when fixing to masonry you will need to drill a 4mm diameter hole. These fixings can be used to fix items that are 3mm or less in thickness. They are very quick and easy to use and leave you with a non-combustible fixing. The Dewalt wall dogs are available in countersunk, pan head, countersunk white head and pan head white.

Currently the Dewalt wall dogs are available as follows-
DFM424015P- Wall-dog countersunk head- chrome
DFM424000P- Wall dog countersunk head- White head
DFM425005P – Wall dog pan head- chrome
DFM425000P – Wall dog pan head – white head

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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 17:15:58 +0000 Dewalt wall dogs <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/a05700dff-1.jpg" /></p><p>Dewalt wall dogs are an all steel, tension free, one piece threaded fastener that is suitable for use in most substrates including concrete, stone, brick, plasterboard and timber. When using the dewalt wall dogs in concrete, brick or masonry it is a good idea to drill a test hole to ensure you drill the correct diameter hole for the wall dogs to work correctly. In most instances when fixing to masonry you will need to drill a 4mm diameter hole. These fixings can be used to fix items that are 3mm or less in thickness. They are very quick and easy to use and leave you with a non-combustible fixing. The Dewalt wall dogs are available in countersunk, pan head, countersunk white head and pan head white.<br /> <br /> Currently the Dewalt wall dogs are available as follows-<br /> DFM424015P- Wall-dog countersunk head- chrome<br /> DFM424000P- Wall dog countersunk head- White head<br /> DFM425005P – Wall dog pan head- chrome<br /> DFM425000P – Wall dog pan head – white head</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/dewalt-wall-dogs_a05700dff.html
How to use Shear nuts http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-shear-nuts_cfbcd7770.html

Shear nuts are a security nut that are very difficult to remove without specialist tools, as their name implies the head of the nut shears off leaving behind a dome shaped nut which is very difficult to grip, making removal very difficult. The shear nuts used in this video are stainless steel M10 and require considerable force to shear the hexagon part from the body of the nut, these cost about £1 each. You can also get cheaper glavanised versions, they come in several bolt diameter sizes from M6 to M16.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:28:35 +0000 How to use Shear nuts <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/cfbcd7770-1.jpg" /></p><p>Shear nuts are a security nut that are very difficult to remove without specialist tools, as their name implies the head of the nut shears off leaving behind a dome shaped nut which is very difficult to grip, making removal very difficult. The shear nuts used in this video are stainless steel M10 and require considerable force to shear the hexagon part from the body of the nut, these cost about £1 each. You can also get cheaper glavanised versions, they come in several bolt diameter sizes from M6 to M16.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-shear-nuts_cfbcd7770.html
How to use Concrete screws http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-concrete-screws_3999e72fb.html

Concrete screws are a really fast and easy way to fix to masonry. Once the correct drill bit has been selected you can use these fasteners really quickly as there is no messing about- just drill the correct size hole and then screw the concrete screw into the hole!

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:29 +0000 How to use Concrete screws <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/3999e72fb-1.jpg" /></p><p>Concrete screws are a really fast and easy way to fix to masonry. Once the correct drill bit has been selected you can use these fasteners really quickly as there is no messing about- just drill the correct size hole and then screw the concrete screw into the hole!</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-concrete-screws_3999e72fb.html
How to use Clutch head screws http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-clutch-head-screws_1304df90b.html

Clutch head screws are a security screw which are designed to be difficult to remove with a normal screw driver. This video shows how to drive in clutch head screws, the important thing is to drill a pilot hole so that the screws do not get stuck when driving them in. Clutch head screws are useful for fixing external hinges to outbuildings or garages, where a normal screw can be removed and access gained to the building.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:12:38 +0000 How to use Clutch head screws <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/1304df90b-1.jpg" /></p><p>Clutch head screws are a security screw which are designed to be difficult to remove with a normal screw driver. This video shows how to drive in clutch head screws, the important thing is to drill a pilot hole so that the screws do not get stuck when driving them in. Clutch head screws are useful for fixing external hinges to outbuildings or garages, where a normal screw can be removed and access gained to the building.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-clutch-head-screws_1304df90b.html
How to use a hollow wall anchor setting tool http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-a-hollow-wall-anchor-setting-tool_ebb37adcc.html

Hollow wall anchors such as rawlplug intersets or Mollys can sometimes be installed without using the special setting tool, but in drywall that is not plastered the setting tool is essential. The cost of the hollow wall anchor setting tool is about £8 to £20 depending on which one you buy. http://fave.co/1PLlTLt

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:09:45 +0000 How to use a hollow wall anchor setting tool <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/ebb37adcc-1.jpg" /></p><p>Hollow wall anchors such as rawlplug intersets or Mollys can sometimes be installed without using the special setting tool, but in drywall that is not plastered the setting tool is essential. The cost of the hollow wall anchor setting tool is about £8 to £20 depending on which one you buy. http://fave.co/1PLlTLt</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-a-hollow-wall-anchor-setting-tool_ebb37adcc.html
How to use resin fixings http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-resin-fixings_0d6975258.html

Resin anchors are a great way of fixing to many substrates including Brick, concrete and stone. Because resin fixings do not rely on expansion force, they can be used in places where traditional fixings that rely on expansion cannot be used such as close to the edge fixing.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:08:21 +0000 How to use resin fixings <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/0d6975258-1.jpg" /></p><p>Resin anchors are a great way of fixing to many substrates including Brick, concrete and stone. Because resin fixings do not rely on expansion force, they can be used in places where traditional fixings that rely on expansion cannot be used such as close to the edge fixing.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-resin-fixings_0d6975258.html
How to use Concrete anchors http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-concrete-anchors_eb3dd7a2b.html

Concrete anchors are a heavy duty anchor for fixing objects to masonry surfaces. Here we use a thru bolt to demonstrate how to fix a piece of wood to a concrete slab. One problem with thru bolts is that they are extremely difficult to remove and so here we have drilled the hole much deeper so that the old thru bolt can be knocked into the hole.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:06:58 +0000 How to use Concrete anchors <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/eb3dd7a2b-1.jpg" /></p><p>Concrete anchors are a heavy duty anchor for fixing objects to masonry surfaces. Here we use a thru bolt to demonstrate how to fix a piece of wood to a concrete slab. One problem with thru bolts is that they are extremely difficult to remove and so here we have drilled the hole much deeper so that the old thru bolt can be knocked into the hole.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-concrete-anchors_eb3dd7a2b.html
How to set hollow wall anchors http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-set-hollow-wall-anchors_1d6a0fde0.html

How to use hollow wall anchors to fix to drywall without using the setting tool. This can be done providing the drywall has been skimmed with plaster, if it has not it is advisable to use the hollow wall anchor setting tool.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:04:14 +0000 How to set hollow wall anchors <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/1d6a0fde0-1.jpg" /></p><p>How to use hollow wall anchors to fix to drywall without using the setting tool. This can be done providing the drywall has been skimmed with plaster, if it has not it is advisable to use the hollow wall anchor setting tool.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-set-hollow-wall-anchors_1d6a0fde0.html
How to use snaptoggles http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-snaptoggles_0fa2cd31a.html

Buy snaptoggles here- http://fave.co/1Ozdquh
snaptoggles are a great way of fixing to hollow plasterboard walls. These plasterboard fixings are extremely easy to use and are one of the best fixings for plasterboard that I have used.  If you need a strong and secure fixing for drywall there is nothing better than the Snap Toggle.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:02:17 +0000 How to use snaptoggles <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/0fa2cd31a-1.jpg" /></p><p>Buy snaptoggles here- http://fave.co/1Ozdquh<br /> snaptoggles are a great way of fixing to hollow plasterboard walls. These plasterboard fixings are extremely easy to use and are one of the best fixings for plasterboard that I have used.  If you need a strong and secure fixing for drywall there is nothing better than the Snap Toggle.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-snaptoggles_0fa2cd31a.html
How to use Spring toggles http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-spring-toggles_8514abc9d.html

Spring toggles are commonly available in most countries and can be used for fixing medium weight items to hollow plasterboard walls. Here we demonstrate how to use spring toggles as well as the disadvantages of using them. Spring toggles are widely available and are one of the easiest to use drywall fixings, but if you remove the screw the fixing will get lost in the void.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:00:13 +0000 How to use Spring toggles <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/8514abc9d-1.jpg" /></p><p>Spring toggles are commonly available in most countries and can be used for fixing medium weight items to hollow plasterboard walls. Here we demonstrate how to use spring toggles as well as the disadvantages of using them. Spring toggles are widely available and are one of the easiest to use drywall fixings, but if you remove the screw the fixing will get lost in the void.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-use-spring-toggles_8514abc9d.html
Fixing to Drywall http://www.diy-video.com/fixing-to-drywall_1edd5b8e5.html

Fixing to drywall can be achieved several ways, here we demonstrate a few methods of fixing to drywall or drywall that has been used in a hollow wall construction that consists of a wall that is build from timber studs and plasterboard/drywall sheets.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:18:34 +0000 Fixing to Drywall <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/1edd5b8e5-1.jpg" /></p><p>Fixing to drywall can be achieved several ways, here we demonstrate a few methods of fixing to drywall or drywall that has been used in a hollow wall construction that consists of a wall that is build from timber studs and plasterboard/drywall sheets.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/fixing-to-drywall_1edd5b8e5.html
How to fix to a dot & Dab wall http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-fix-to-a-dot-dab-wall_ab3f24c2d.html

Rigifix wall anchors are ideal for fixing heavy items to plasterboard walls that have a solid wall behind. Fixing heavy items to solid walls that have been drylined can be difficult as normal fixings can be problematic, The rigifix anchor provides an extremely solid fixings in such walls. If your wall has been dry lined using the dot and dab method these fixings work brilliantly as they fix into the wall behind without the risk of damaging the drywall.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:14:26 +0000 How to fix to a dot & Dab wall <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/ab3f24c2d-1.jpg" /></p><p>Rigifix wall anchors are ideal for fixing heavy items to plasterboard walls that have a solid wall behind. Fixing heavy items to solid walls that have been drylined can be difficult as normal fixings can be problematic, The rigifix anchor provides an extremely solid fixings in such walls. If your wall has been dry lined using the dot and dab method these fixings work brilliantly as they fix into the wall behind without the risk of damaging the drywall.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/how-to-fix-to-a-dot-dab-wall_ab3f24c2d.html
Timber thread inserts http://www.diy-video.com/timber-thread-inserts_0b7acc4da.html

Timber thread inserts are very useful as they can be tightened and loosened an unlimited amount of times. If you tighten and loosen a normal wood screw eventually it will enlarge the hole and will not grip as well, by using timber thread inserts you can overcome this problem. The timber thread inserts are also self-cutting so you simply drill the correct size hole and the insert will cut its own thread when it is screwed into position. Timber thread inserts can also be used when fixing to the edge of another piece of timber, making them extremely useful.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:02:49 +0000 Timber thread inserts <![CDATA[<p><img src="http://www.diy-video.com/uploads/thumbs/0b7acc4da-1.jpg" /></p><p>Timber thread inserts are very useful as they can be tightened and loosened an unlimited amount of times. If you tighten and loosen a normal wood screw eventually it will enlarge the hole and will not grip as well, by using timber thread inserts you can overcome this problem. The timber thread inserts are also self-cutting so you simply drill the correct size hole and the insert will cut its own thread when it is screwed into position. Timber thread inserts can also be used when fixing to the edge of another piece of timber, making them extremely useful.</p>]]> http://www.diy-video.com/timber-thread-inserts_0b7acc4da.html