Can anchor bolts be removed?
Because the entire anchor sits below the surface, any bolts or threaded rods connected to them can simply be unthreaded and the anchor hole patched over. Neither a machine screw anchor nor a drop-in anchor can be removed without damaging the concrete.
What is the best drywall anchor?
Our Top Picks
- Light-Duty Pick. Qualihome Ribbed Plastic Drywall Anchor Kit. Photo: amazon.com.
- Medium-Duty Pick. TOGGLER SnapSkru Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors. Photo: amazon.com.
- Versatility Pick. Glarks Heavy Duty Zinc Plated Steel Molly Bolts. Photo: amazon.com.
- Heavy-Duty Pick. The Hillman Group 370054 Toggle Bolts.
Why are my drywall anchors pulling out?
It could be that you are hanging too much weight on the anchors. Drywall and plaster are not designed to carry loads, so applying too much weight to a single point will cause the anchor to come loose. You may also run into trouble if the item you are attaching to the wall is too thick.
Can you reuse a drywall anchor?
After the drywall anchor and screw have been removed, they can be reused. The drywall anchor and screw may require a larger hole during reinstallation on the second go-around, and removing a drywall anchor that isn’t designed to be removed can potentially damage your wall or ceiling.