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toggle bolt

[′täg·əl ‚bōlt]
(design engineering)
A bolt having a nut with a pair of pivotal wings that close against a spring; wings open after emergence through a hole or passage in a thin or hollow wall to fasten the unit securely.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

toggle bolt

toggle bolts
A bolt having a nut with pivoted, flanged wings that close against a spring when it is pushed through a hole, and open after emerging from the hole;used to fasten objects to a hollow wall or to a wall which is accessible only from one side.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If you strike plywood behind the fiberglass, you can drive in stainless steel screws instead of using toggle bolts. If you don't hit plywood, drill 3/8-in.
* When you buy toggle bolts ($2 per pair), also buy brass machine screws ($1) to replace the steel screws that come with the toggles.
* When you tighten the toggle bolts (Photo 3), it's OK to use a drill.
2 Run a light bead of silicone caulk around the holes and insert the toggle bolts.
See Buyer's Guide lot more information on Buidex E-Z Toggle self-drilling drywall toggle bolts.
Kwik-Tog plastic toggles, Toggler brand toggle bolts and other Hilti brand drywall anchors.
E-Z Toggle self-drilling toggle bolts and E-Z Ancor self-drilling drywall anchors as well as other Buildex brand drywall anchors.
Toggler brand toggle bolts work great for hollow walls or steel studs.
The 2x2s at the ceiling can be screwed to blocks (as shown) to ceiling joists or fastened to drywall with toggle bolts. If the sides of the header bow inward, put a spacer between them (Photo 3).
holes at the marks into the ceiling for your toggle bolts. You need two fasteners for each piece of track that's up to 4 ft.
So when you need to reattach a loose towel bar, do what I do--use toggle bolts for real holding power.
Mount the ladders to the wall with Molly bolts or toggle bolts.