Eye screw coming out on gate baby is shaking


S

Sennin

Hello,
I have an eye screw on a gate that is containing my one-year old in
the living room. The problem is that the baby keeps shaking the gate
and the hole is getting bigger and bigger in the wall, which makes the
eye screw loose. Is there a way to shore up the hole? I am sure most
fathers have had this problem.
 
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Guest

Hello,
I have an eye screw on a gate that is containing my one-year old in
the living room. The problem is that the baby keeps shaking the gate
and the hole is getting bigger and bigger in the wall, which makes the
eye screw loose. Is there a way to shore up the hole? I am sure most
fathers have had this problem.
Shaking baby syndrome?

Enter the kid in a dance contest, and problem solved !!!!

You can always put the eye screw into a stud, and not just plaster.
 
S

SQLit

Sennin said:
Hello,
I have an eye screw on a gate that is containing my one-year old in
the living room. The problem is that the baby keeps shaking the gate
and the hole is getting bigger and bigger in the wall, which makes the
eye screw loose. Is there a way to shore up the hole? I am sure most
fathers have had this problem.
ideally you place screws into studs not just the dry wall.

http://www.kinter.com/anch_f.htm
check the zip it anchors

These will eventually pull out as well as anything else will unless you hit
a stud. Baby is or will be stronger than the installation soon.
 
S

Sennin

SQLit said:
ideally you place screws into studs not just the dry wall.

http://www.kinter.com/anch_f.htm
check the zip it anchors

These will eventually pull out as well as anything else will unless you hit
a stud. Baby is or will be stronger than the installation soon.
Thanks. I am into the stud. and the hole just keeps getting bigger
and bigger. What do you think of that wood paste? Think that would
buy me some time?
 
T

Tony Hwang

Sennin said:
Thanks. I am into the stud. and the hole just keeps getting bigger
and bigger. What do you think of that wood paste? Think that would
buy me some time?
Hi,
Use epoxy.
Dip the screw in it and put it back.
Tony
 
G

Guest

Thanks. I am into the stud. and the hole just keeps getting bigger
and bigger. What do you think of that wood paste? Think that would
buy me some time?
Why dont you go to a hardware store, spent 25 cents, and just get a
longer eye screw. If it's in the stud, it's barely in. You probably
got a 3/4" eye, and 1/2" sheetrock. You are barely into the stud.
Buy yourself a 2" or 2 1/2" eye screw. (unless baby isnt worth the
sizable amount of 25 cents.)
 
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Stormin Mormon

I'm with the ohter guy -- longer eyescrew. I've also heard
of pushing part of a tooth pick into the hole to tighten
things up. But the longer screw is a better answer.

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SQLit said:
ideally you place screws into studs not just the dry wall.

http://www.kinter.com/anch_f.htm
check the zip it anchors

These will eventually pull out as well as anything else will unless you hit
a stud. Baby is or will be stronger than the installation
soon.

Thanks. I am into the stud. and the hole just keeps
getting bigger
and bigger. What do you think of that wood paste? Think
that would
buy me some time?
 
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Chris Lewis

According to Stormin Mormon said:
I'm with the ohter guy -- longer eyescrew. I've also heard
of pushing part of a tooth pick into the hole to tighten
things up. But the longer screw is a better answer.
"Both" is the best answer here.

Dip toothpicks into some glue, and jam/tap them into the hole.
Break off the toothpicks after it's dried, then redrill (if
necessary) for a longer eye screw.
 

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