Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to our most commonly asked questions, but if you have a specific query that’s not answered here just GeeFix is the ultimate hollow wall anchor for heavy items.
How much weight can a GeeFix wall anchor support?
Independent load tests revealed that GeeFix is up to four times stronger than other heavy duty wall anchors on the market. The GeeFix anchors were tested for shear, tensile and cantilever strength capabilities on ⅝ inch drywall. Industry safety standards recommend ¼ of the ultimate load. The below maximum load-testing figures are provided as guides only and cannot be guaranteed. The age, condition and capacity of base materials must be considered:
|Load Test||Maximum weight (lbs)|
|Cantilever @ 3 inches||535|
|Cantilever @ 6 inches||423|
|Cantilever @ 12 inches||224|
How long does it take to install a GeeFix
A first-time user can install each GeeFix in about a minute. Once you’re familiar with the anchor it can take as little as 40 seconds!
Can I use a GeeFix wall anchor with a vapor barrier?
Yes. Just ensure you use a stop on your drill to prevent perforation of the plastic barrier. Don’t use screws that are longer than you need.
Do I have to fit the GeeFix to whatever I’m fixing before I attach it to the wall?
No. Unlike umbrella- style fixings you don’t have to feed the final fixing bolt through whatever you’re fixing beforehand. Once you have installed a GeeFix anchor, you can mount and unmount items over time and the GeeFix will stay put. Unlike umbrella and similar fixings the retainer will not fall down the cavity.
Will GeeFix work with insulated drywall?
Yes. Each GeeFix wall anchor comes with three screws and these are suitable for fixing to all types of drywall. GeeFix is compatible with materials as thin as 0.12” and up to a maximum thickness of 3”.
Do I need any special tools to install a GeeFix?
An electric or manual drill with I” hole saw or spade bit.
Can I use different screws with GeeFix?
Yes. You can use any 5mm screw in the central hole. Any screw that is 5mm size and long enough to work with the thickness of the material you’re using will be fine.