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Gripit drywall fixings hold up to
205lbs with no need for battens, wall modifications or compromises which saves time, money, and labour. The unique gripping wings allow Gripit to be installed
in walls with extremely limited cavity space. All Gripits are designed to be
completely removable and reusable.
The incredible loading capabilities of Gripit are derived from a unique combination of mechanical innovation and physical engineering. Each component is designed to work in harmony to create the most effective drywall anchoring device on the market
today. The Gripit system is not based upon anchorage to a single contact point like most other fixing products which tear
loose under stress. Gripit uses a unique three-way system
of multiple contact points in combination to disperse load and lock onto drywall.
Each Gripit component is precision moulded
and tested to ensure they always deliver ultimate performance.
Installing Gripit is quick and simple. There are 3 easy steps. All you need is a drill (with the correct size drill bit - supplied), a hammer and a screwdriver. Simply drill your hole once you have decided on the location of your fixings, tap the Gripit into the hole with your hammer, then open the wings with your flat head screwdriver using the central slot. Your Gripit is now secure and safe for you to hang your chosen item onto the wall using the screws/bolts provided.
With the majority of installations you won’t be able to see the Gripit once it is fitted. For example, if you are hanging a cabinet, TV or mirror, the bracket or piece of furniture will hide the fixing itself, so this need not be a problem. In addition to the unique wings, Gripit actually gains a lot of its strength from the large surface area that is in contact with the plasterboard. The Gripit becomes an integral part of the plasterboard. If you decide to remove Gripit at a later date, you will be left with a hole in the wall as you would with any other type of drywall fixing. We would advise you fill the hole as you would with any fixing.
Yes, Gripit will fit into tiled walls that are bonded to drywall. You will require a diamond hole cutter to suit the fixing diameter and a tile saw to cut four slots in the tile to allow the anti-rotation fins to pass through the tile and into the drywall. Please do not cut a slot in the drywall since the wings will do that as you tap the fixing into the drywall. Please contact us should you require additional advice for this application.
Gripits are not suitable for
Cantilever, extendable, "pull out" or full motion TV Brackets. This
type of installation causes immense stress on the drywall and tends to result
in the drywall failing.
If you are unfortunate enough to come
across drywall adhesive or insulation when installing Gripits into drywall,
you will need to ensure the material is removed sufficiently enough so that the
wings of the Gripit can open out freely behind the drywall.
We suggest you do this by taking a
small blade or knife and scraping away the material enough so you can run your
finger around the inside of the hole drilled without feeling anything that may
obstruct the wings opening.
You can use any length of screw/bolt to hang heavy items on drywall, provided that the screw/bolt does not touch
anything behind the drywall once inserted into the Gripit.
Any screws/bolt used must be of the same diameter as those originally provides with the fixings as listed below;
Screws/bolts are supplied as standard with any Gripit purchase.
Gripits are designed to use both flat
head and Phillips screwdrivers. Although Gripits aren't designed for specific
screwdriver sizes we recommend the following:
The securing screw of Gripit Yellow,
Red, or bolt of Brown or Blue must NOT be used as a hanging point. These fixings need the resistance of a hook/bracket against the screw or bolt head to pull the wings towards the rear of the drywall and provide a secure grip.
To remove your Gripit from the wall, remove the screw/bolt and any attached hooks, brackets etc. Turn the centre of the Gripit a quarter rotation anti-clockwise with a
screwdriver to close the wings. Then use your fingers, a flathead screwdriver or similar, to gently pry the edge of the Gripit collar out of the wall.
Yes. Each Gripit colour has its own minimum safe spacing distance.
Yellow: 1” (centres)
Red: 1 1/5” (centres)
Brown: 2” (centres)
Blue: 4” (centres)
Please see our Data Sheet for full technical data.
When the drywall is damp, weak, or
damaged. Should not be used with objects that have continuous and repetitive loading/unloading, movement, vibration, or rotation.
The maximum safe load per fixing does not increase with the amount of fixings you use. This is because the drywall itself has a maximum load capacity (please check with your supplier) before
deteriorating/failing, no matter the number of fixings used.