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Heavy blinds using anchor came out of window nook

Bedroom window blinds hung up inside the nook for large windows. 

 

The right side is held by a brace in the side of the nook-wall (temporarily using garbage bags to black out the window):
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Left side was hanging from the underside with anchors, but fell out when our son pulled on the blinds.  They had stayed up for over a year before that with no problems:

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Should I just remount the anchors?  Or do something different this time.

 

Please note that for the most part, I have no idea what I'm talking about, so please keep that in mind with your responses.  Thanks in advance!

 

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Posted 2013-12-16T21:05:10+0000  by jugghayd jugghayd
 

Hi Jugghayd,

 

Try using toggle bolts they have a large head which expands inside the drywall for much greater holding power than conventional anchors.

 

Longer screws will often solve the problem, there is always a beam above any window opening. Longer screws will penitrate the beam and hold the brackets securely.

 

Longer screws will work on the side wall too, there is framing behind the drywall. If you can not locate the wood structure, try a new heavy duty anchor called 'WING Its"

 

Wing Its are designed to hold up to 300 pounds of weight in drywall, and will definately do the job.

 

Mike,

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-3-16-in-x-2-in-Zinc-Plated-Toggle-Bolt-with-Mushroom-Head-Screw-15-Pieces-10282/202563869#

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-8-x-2-in-Black-Plastic-WingIts-Anchors-with-8-x-3-7-16-in-Pan-Head-Phillips-Drive-Screws-18067/202187127#

 

 

 

 

Posted 2013-12-16T22:47:55+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
 
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