What are the best drywall anchors for heavy items?
The best drywall anchors for heavy items are GeeFix. The few anchor types for hollow walls meant there was a gap in the market. Hanging heavy things on plaster walls was always a problem before GeeFix.
GeeFix drywall anchors were designed by a plumbing and heating engineer with over 40 years of experience in the trade. Struggling to find anchors for hollow walls which would hold TVs or radiators he designed to design THE strongest drywall anchor. This is what he has done.
Not only are they the strongest hollow wall anchor on the market but also the most versatile. These anchors for hollow walls are compatible with a wide range of materials including lath & plaster, plasterboard, insulated plasterboard, and wattle & daub
Expert DIY YouTuber Charlie DIYte tested the wall anchors against the leading fixings and GeeFix came out the strongest.
GeeFix can also be used to refix an object to a hollow wall where different types of hollow wall fixings have failed.
If a radiator has come away from a wall, GeeFix can be installed in the same position as the failed fixing. This will often reduce the amount of work necessary to repair drywall.
Take a look at this article about how to repair an installation where another wall anchor has failed. And this article shows you how fix a radiator onto drywall.
GeeFix anchors can be adapted for use with smaller objects, such as bathroom accessories, where fixing holes are close together. In these instances, one fixing can be used to secure the item by using the length of the backplate in the cavity for additional fixing points.
Read also how fixing items with more than one anchor point is also possible with GeeFix.
Drill a 1” hole centered on your desired location
Assemble your GeeFix wall anchor system as shown above by threading the supplied blue pullcord through the round wall plug, the curved back plate, and back through the wall plug.
While holding onto the pullcord, feed the curved back plate into the hole and center on the 1″ hole
While keeping light tension on the pullcord slide the wall plug into the 1″ hole to align with the holes on the back plate
While keeping firm tension on the pullcord, screw the large screw into the center hole until the GeeFix becomes firm, but do not overtighten. Keeping tension on the pullcord will keep the back plate in place during installation.
Pull out the pullcord but do not discard. You can use the same pullcord on additional GeeFix installations.
Insert the 2 smaller screws on either side of the large screw and tighten until the GeeFix is firmly secured but do not overtighten.
Remove the center screw
Now that your GeeFix system is installed, you can either use the center screw to fix your item, or use your own mounting hardware in its place.