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Advice from a handyman needed


Dumb question but - I need to hang something from the ceiling. Have tried it before with a screz, which soon comes out. So I guess I need to drill and use one of those grey plastic things encasing the screw. So my question is: how do i do it? Do I drioo first using just the bit, and then push in the grey thing, and then screw the screw into the grey thing? Sorry, single woman with no DIY experience.

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I'm afraid it's not quite so simple.
what is the ceiling made of ?
how heavy is the thing you want to hang ?
do you know if there are any pipes or wiring you might encounter when you drill ?
before you do anything give the above some thought and then come back for some more informed answers.
ps. the grey thing would be a raw plug (come in many types and sizes)

Aug 26, 2011 16:23