Initial Impression of the Gee Fix Wall Anchors System
When I first examined the GeeFix wall anchors I was surprised at the quality of the plastic. Most plastic wall anchor systems feel cheap and flimsy. GeeFix wall anchors are heavy, solid plastic – the anchor looks and feels like it would hold heavy items. Beyond the quality of the anchor I was concerned with the multiple components; at first glance it seemed that so many pieces (back piece, round plug, plastic cord, screw) might make using the anchor awkward.
Installing GeeFix Wall Anchors
The GeeFix wall anchors require a 25 mm or 1 inch diameter hole in the surface you will be installing it in; in this example the wall surface is 7/16” OSB.
Prior to installation the plastic cord is threaded through the curved back piece and the round surface plug. After the 1 inch hole is drilled the curved back piece is inserted into the hole, situated so that the curved face of the piece is against the inside wall surface.
Now that the anchor is in the wall the plastic cord is pulled tight, this pulls the curved back piece and the round plug together and holds them tight to the wall. With the cord pulled tight, the center screw is installed (this screw is just snugged up) and the cord is pulled out of the anchor. Now that the cord is removed from the anchor the two smaller, permanent screws are placed in the side holes and tightened up. The center screw can now be removed.
Final Thoughts on GeeFix Wall Anchors
I used the GeeFix wall anchors system to mount a wall mount for a 32” television in my office. I am impressed with the performance of the anchors – confident enough in its performance that I actually hung the tv on the mount. I have never been fond of hollow wall anchors – if at all possible I avoid using them; after using the GeeFix wall anchors today I will be looking online for a place to purchase them as I was very impressed with the ease of installation and the strength of the anchor.
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