Nylon Wall Plugs are better than Plastic Wall Plugs !
Do you know the benefits of using Nylon Wall Plugs rather than Plastic Wall Plugs?
First thing to note is that nylon plugs can resist way more heat than plastic. Why would this be important? Well, when you screw into the wall plug this creates friction which creates heat. Plastic wall plugs will go soft due to the heat whereas nylons can withstand it. This is why plastic wall plugs fail or break when you drive in a screw.
Have you ever been at the top of the ladder mounting a curtain rail and find that the screw is just spinning within the wall plug? Most of the time this would be due to the fact that the wall plug heated up resulting in the wall plug being unable to anchor itself in the drilled hole. If you weren’t aware that this could happen, you could presume that everything is all good and continue on working. The end result will be that the curtain rail is too loose and ends up falling down.
Now that we have established that the nylon plugs are stronger than the cheaper plastic plugs, there are also many different types of wall plugs suited for different situations and you will need to choose the correct size for your particular project or job.
Look at the weight of what you are going to be mounting. The smaller nylon plugs would be used to mount lighter objects whilst the longer nylon plugs would be used to mount larger objects.
Once the size of the wall lug has been determined you will now know the diameter of the drill bit which will be needed. The drill bit diameter will be the same as the wall plug diameter.
Another factor to consider is that the screw used should be around 5mm longer than the wall plug and the hole drilled should be the length of the plug plus 5mm or even more. This is to ensure the plug pops open and securing firmly inside the wall.
You may have to pay slightly more for a nylon plug, but the extra cost is well worth it if you that your projects or work is secured safely to the wall and you know it won’t fall down!
We have great prices on nylon plugs both online and in store. You can view our selection at the following link.