Can i use a wood screw in concrete walls?


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Old 02-04-24, 09:58 AM
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Can i use a wood screw in concrete walls?

I bought a foldable table that i need to attach to my concrete wall. So i'm planning on pre-drilling holes and use plastic/nylon wall anchors.

I don't know how long the screws must be in order to make sure it stays secure, but i'm thinking 2.75 inches should be sufficient in length?

My question is: I've seen wooden screws and concrete screws.

But all that should matter is that the screws are strong enough to hold the weight of the table and things i put on it.
So does it matter if they are wood screws or do they have to be concrete screws? Ikea didn't give me any screws.




 
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Old 02-04-24, 10:20 AM
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A wood screw will work if it's just going into the plastic anchor, it won't do much if anything going directly into concrete. I'd probably drill and use tap con screws.
 
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Unfortunately i can not order the tapcon brand here in the netherlands for small amounts.

I was thinking of using the plastic anchor like these:



If these are sufficient, then i will buy them. Hopefully the length of the screws will be sufficient as well to hold the weight. Thank you for replying!
 
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10mm x 80mm is a bit too large. That would be similar to our 3/8" lag bolt size.

You need to determine the hole size in your table mount.

Go to the Fischer store in amazon. Click on duopower fasteners.
These are the same as you linked to but more sizes are shown.
I couldn't find their metric sizes chart but you'll need something closer to 3-4mm.
Get the screw with the fasteners.
You'll also need a bit too.
 
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Thank you! I figured it out. Much appreciated!
 

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