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Can't get the plastic anchors in the shower wall. I drilled a 5/16 inch hole in fiberglass but How do you get this plastic threw that hole?

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If you are using the cone shaped anchors and you're sure you have the right size hole drilled then just use a small hammer to tap them into place so that small flange on the front rim of the anchor is back tight against the shower wall.When you are tightening screws in be careful to not overtighten or you will cause anchors to slip . Hope this helps. Thank you

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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    bud1derlic Feb 26, 2012

    If you have the flat anchors that are supplied with the door: Hold the anchor with the flange between your index fingers with your thumbs together on the pointed end. Pull down with your index fingers while pushing up with your thumbs and the anchor will squeeze into a cone shape and you can insert it into the hole. Hope this helps. Bud W



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Replace shower door


You did not mention any additional information about your problem except replacing shower door.However use basic hand tools to complete the job.

Try this following general steps :-
1. Remove the doors by lifting up on one door at a time and then pulling each out. The top of the door has rollers attached to it, and the rollers rest on the inside of the top rail of the frame. Set the doors aside.
2. With your drill, remove the two screws on each end of the top rail, located on the inside of the shower frame. Then lift off the top rail of the shower frame.
3. Use your box knife to cut the caulk on the side and bottom rails of the shower frame. Shower frames are caulked on the outside where they meet with the walls and floor of the shower.
4. Use your drill to remove the screws from the side rails. There will be two screws on each rail, securing it to the shower stall. Then, take the rails out. Remove the screws from the bottom rail and take it out.
5. Use your tape measure to measure the old side rails, top rail and bottom rail. With a pencil, mark the lengths on each new rail. Use your hacksaw to cut each rail. Hold a side rail in the exact location where the old rail was located. With your pencil, mark the screw holes on the shower wall. The new shower frame screw holes may not line up with the old shower frame screw holes. Use your drill and 3/16-inch drill bit to drill new holes if necessary. If the shower walls are ceramic, use the concrete drill bit. If the shower walls are fiberglass, use the multipurpose 3/16-inch drill bit.
6. Insert the 3/16-inch anchors into the holes that you drilled. Put the side rail into position and insert the screws into the holes. Use your drill and Phillips head drill bit to tighten the screws. Place the bottom rail into position and mark the holes. Drill new holes if necessary and install the anchors. Insert only one screw at the end where you installed the first side rail. Lift up the loose end of the bottom rail and slide the second side rail into place. Mark the holes. Remove the side rail and drill the new holes using the 3/16-inch drill bit. Insert the anchors and put the side rail back into place. Insert the screws and tighten with your drill using the Phillips head drill bit.
7. Set the top rail directly onto the side rails. In each end of the top rail, insert the two self-drilling screws until the top is secured to the sides. Insert the tube of clear caulk into the caulking gun. Cut the end off of the tube with your box knife. Caulk the side rails and the bottom rail to the shower walls on the outside of the shower. Re-hang the shower doors by lifting each door and placing the rollers on the inside of the top rail.
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We have drilled a 3/16"

If you used the correct drill size, the anchors should fit in the hole by softly taping them in with a hammer. Make sure the anchors are inserted before you attach anything to them. When the screw is used with them, they will expand and hold in place.

Aug 09, 2011 | Sterling Plumbing 1500D-31S VISTA PIVOT...

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I purchased a 48" curved

you will need to buy an anchor kit at a discount store(K-mart, Walt-mart, Magic Mart,etc) or a home improvement/hardware store. The kit comes with anchors,screws and a mason bit. with the help of another person figure out where your anchoring hardware is going to be mounted, mark the holes with a Sharpe,pencil,pen,etc. drill holes,lightly tap in anchors until they are flush, secure mounting hardware and hang rod. hope this helps Tim

Mar 15, 2011 | Home

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How are you supposed to use the plastic piece (for walls with no studs) if you want to screw the nail into a wall that has no studs?

hope you dont plan on hanging anything heavy on this. get a drill bit and drill a hole smaller than the anchor you are using, tap the anchor into the sheetrock until its flush, drill the hole at least an 1/8 inch smaller than the anchor so it will be tight enough to keep the anchor from spinning when you insert the screw

Jan 17, 2011 | Garden

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Moen 3836...lost installation manual...what size drill bit for the hand held brkt.

There is no single answer that I can give you because it will vary due to material you are mounting to. If you are going to be mounting on ceramic tile or fiberglass shower wall I would recommend you use the plastic anchors that come with the bracket and mounting screws. Use drill size 3/16 drill holes and insert anchors. Mount bracket and screw in place. If you have hollow wall with nothing but sheetrock to hold the bracket I would get small butterfly anchors from hardware store and drill hole slightly larger than the wings on fastener when they are folded back along side the screws.If you have a wood backer board behind shower wall then drill holes with 1/8 inch bit and use screws long enough to reach through shower wall and sheet rock and mount bracket. Hope this helps you. Thanks P.S. If you have to drill thru ceramic tile you will need a carbide tipped bit.

Nov 26, 2010 | Moen Plumbing

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I am having problems getting the screw to screw all the way into the E-Z ANCOR. The plastic E-Z ANCOR screwed in quite easily and is snug up against the dry wall, but the metal screw is not easily screwed...

There are many different models of these drywall anchors, some of which will not allow a too-long screw to be used. But the plastic ones shouldn't have this problem, because the tip (inside the wall) is supposed to split apart. However, you have to drive the screw a bit harder when you get to the point where the plastic starts to split. Do a google image search for---- ez anchor self drilling drywall ---- to see a few useful images.

Aug 09, 2010 | Midwest E-Z Ancor Self-Drilling Drywall...

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Anchor won't fit in suggested drill size

If you are not using a masonry bit then you need to increase th size to 1/4 ".

The reason why is with masonry bits it will say 3/16 but you are actually making a hole 1/4" with the tip of the bit.

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Mar 06, 2010 | Sterling Plumbing 1500D-31S VISTA PIVOT...

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The studs in my wall are 20 inches apart and the wall mount requires them to be 16 inches apart. what do I do?

If I were in that situation I would fabricate a way to mount it using L brackets.
Using at least 2 and up to 4 L brackets of 2" in length I would drill one hole into the stud and the other end can be put in with a drywall anchor or other bolt-anchor type for your wall material.
I believe there are also wall mount types requiring use of only one stud...but don't quote me on it.

Jan 10, 2010 | Televison & Video

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How do you install wall mount mailbox into brick house?

Make a new hole in the wall; the old one will be covered by the box. Depends to some extent on what the wall is made of, though. Can you drive a screw in and get it to hold, or do you need to use a plastic wall anchor?
If you're happy with the old location, start one screw in one of the old holes to begin with, just to hold the box in place temporarily. Level the mailbox, and mark the hole location of the other hole on the wall with a marker. Then swing the box out of the way, or take it down, drill a pilot hole for the other hole's screw. If required, insert a plastic wall anchor there, suitable for the screw you're using, then reposition the mailbox and insert screws.
If it's a masonry wall you'll need a masonry bit to drill the holes, and you'll have to be careful to line them up well. In that case, you might be just as well off back up the inside of the mailbox with a block of wood and drilling a new hole in the back of the mailbox to line up with the old hole. Just measure carefully, and use a center punch or nail set to make a dimple before trying to drill a hole in the metal.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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2 inch crack in shower pan fiberglass floor

I repair such fiberglass shower pan liners in the Philadelphia > NYC corridor. Generally, this fix should cost you between $150 and $500 depending on the size of the shower and how many people in your area do fiberglassing. I would strongly suggest having the entire shower basin re-fiberglassed as opposed to trying to patch the hole. However, a good fiberglasser should be able to fix this in a couple of hours for a few hundred bucks. If you are in our area, visit and contact us. Brian

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