How to fix a loose drywall anchor?
Plasterboard repair – Fix holes in plasterboard
GeeFix fixings are not only of unrivalled strength, but can also be used to repair an installation where another type of fixing or wall anchor has failed.
1. Remove the installation and the original fixing then fold in the failed plasterboard. Place a guide, made from an off cut of wood or piece of plasterboard, over the centre of the failed hole. Re-drill using a 25mm hole saw.
2. Insert the GeeFix . Pull on the blue nylon cord and tighten the centre screw.
3. Pull out the nylon cord and fix the 2 side retaining screws. Remove the centre screw. Pull away the loose plasterboard. Make good with polyfilla.
4. Using the centre screw re-fix the item.
GeeFix was invented by a plumbing and heating engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the trade. We are proud that not only was GeeFix designed and developed in the UK, but that it is also manufactured in Shropshire supporting local industry and British business.
It was developed with the aim of creating a fixing which would secure heavy items to plasterboard/drywall walls. The interiors of modern homes are constructed from studwork and plasterboard so that GeeFix is the ideal product for fixing those heavy objects to cavity walls. TVs, radiators, towel rails, shelving, cabinets, cupboards, mirrors, curtain rails ……… just some of the many items that can be securely fixed to plasterboard with our fixings.
These hollow wall fixings can also be used to refix an object to a plasterboard wall where a different type of fixing has failed. For example, where a radiator has come away from a wall, a GeeFix fixing can be installed in the same position as the failed fixing and so often reduce the amount of work necessary to repair plasterboard.
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.