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    found a very practical tool for putting up shelving

    So I need to share with you guys a VERY practical tool... I put up a shelf from ikea, that has the support hidden inside the shelf itself http://www.ikea.com/ca/fr/catalog/products/50103618 Well, i used those plastic plugs to support it in gyproc http://www.ikea.com/ca/fr/catalog/products/70130913 , but they didn't hold the amount of weight needed to support a couple seedling trays...
    What I found is amazing, it's a screw with a plug that folds shut when inserted through a hole you make in the gyproc, and opens up in the shape of a T. When tightened, it will keep whatever you are supporting in place very securely. Sadly I don't know what we would call this tool, but I hope my description will be enough for someone to be able to identify what I am talking about.
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    Molly bolts, toggle bolts...
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    thanks NAN, toggle bolt it is! great stuff. but like cp-c mentionned in the chat box, going directly in the stud would be best, when you can find a stud...
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    I just bang on the wall. When I think I'm close I start poking a thin nail through the drywall until I find wood. Studs are usually 16 inches on center. That's US studs though...

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    same here, 16 inches, center to center
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    hehe i use a stud finder

    ---------- Post added at 07:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:31 PM ----------

    once it told me a bathroom pipe was a stud though.. good thing I didn't drill

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