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GeeFix wall anchor test Video

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  • #470267

    monman1
    Pro

    Good video! I think that it will break with 90 pounds on it.

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    #470269

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Good video! I think that it will break with 90 pounds on it.

    Are we making guesses now?:)

    I really need to figure out a less dangerous way to hang weight (Not my tools dangling). My planer weighs 92lbs, but there’s no way I’ll be tying that to the anchor!

    Jon P.
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    #470282

    The_Grizz
    Pro
    Rome, GA

    Nice video Jon. I’m intrigued to know the weight limit also. I just checked a couple of other anchors specs, the Powers Strap-toggle, which is similar to the Hillman toggles I prefer in 1/4″, has a shear load rating of nearly 300lbs, and only needs a 1/2″ hole. I don’t worry too much about hole size for drywall (easy enough to drill), but when you need to drill through porcelain tile, every 64th that hole gets bigger, the price of the bit goes through the roof, not to mention that’s an awfully big hole to make that you better hope whatever your anchoring to it covers up. I know a lot of towel bar bases these days barely cover the brackets and anchors that the manufacturers send with the product.

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    #470292

    Doobie
    Moderator

    I really need to figure out a less dangerous way to hang weight

    Got any cement blocks lying around and some spare wire?

    #470318

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    What about weight lifting plates. See if you have a buddy who lifts and ask to borrow some. They have a hole in the middle so that you can tighten a rope to the gee fix. If like to see at what point will it fail.

    #470323

    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Jon,
    Great demonstration of the GeeFiX Anchor.
    Guess like most of the others a stress test of some sort.

    Cement blocks sound like a good use.

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    #470390

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    That 1″ hole even with the plug still is a pretty big hole in the wall.

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    Fayetteville, NC

    #470781

    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Nice video Jon. The video from their site shows a guy putting up a shelf and then standing on it.

    Good point @the_grizz about the porcelain tile and the cost of bits, as well as the towelbar comment. I think they are thinking with the explosion of flat panels that this is one of the main uses for it. But for handrails and handicap access bars this would be ideal as far as it’s wide profile to distribute the weight.

    Looking forward to your write up, but this video is definitely proof of concept.

    Now let’s see if we can find the breaking point.

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    #470810

    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    Jon thanks for the video review, very cool. The way that screw was starting to bend I figured that it would have failed before the anchor.

    #471145

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Jon thanks for the video review, very cool. The way that screw was starting to bend I figured that it would have failed before the anchor.

    I think the screw was just tilting downward. It didn’t actually bend.

    Jon P.
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    #471147

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I just shot another video a bit ago. Trying to get it uploaded to YouTube…

    Without ruining anything, I’ll just say the anchors are surprisingly strong!

    Jon P.
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    #471170

    Doobie
    Moderator

    I just shot another video a hit ago. Trying to get it uploaded to YouTube…

    Without ruining anything, I’ll just say the anchors are surprisingly strong!

    Still did it with 5/8ths sheetrock?

    #471182

    The guy sitting on the shelf is giving a false test cause those brackets are helping displace the weight in my opinion .

    Always willing to learn .

    #471204

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I just shot another video a hit ago. Trying to get it uploaded to YouTube…

    Without ruining anything, I’ll just say the anchors are surprisingly strong!

    Still did it with 5/8ths sheetrock?

    Same set up as before, but this time I’m trying to break the thing.

    Jon P.
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    #471207

    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Excited my internet switches over tonight back to full speed. I’ve been waiting to watch this video.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #471216

    monman1
    Pro

    Man it sure is strong! I was close saying 90 pounds, but the wrong thing broke. Do it again we most know what it takes to break one.

    Member since April 4, 2014

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    #471222

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Man it sure is strong! I was close saying 90 pounds, but the wrong thing broke. Do it again we most know what it takes to break one.

    I guess I can screw the studs to the bottom plate…but it split the drywall along the top of the bottom plate also!

    Jon P.
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    #471568

    Doobie
    Moderator

    I think that’s plenty to demonstrate it’s not cheapish brittle plastic or of a poor design that can’t handle loads. Good job Jon!

    I’d still like to see how it works for installing it in an exterior wall with vapor barrier poly tight on the other side with insulation. Can it be done without piercing the vapor barrier carefully making a hole using just a hole saw?

    #471574

    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    Great second video Jon.
    Guess you have to frame a new wall 😀
    I hope that doesn’t happen with every wall when using the geefix anchors lol

    Did anybody else got some too?

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    #471576

    cranbrook2
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    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Great job on the second video also . Them anchors really are impressive as far as holding power.

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