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Hello - A man working in my bathroom pulled on my towel

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A man working in my bathroom pulled on my towel rack and the holes
are now too big to even hold a there anything I can patch the
drywall with that will now hold a new screw?

I hope this is clear what I am asking.

Thank you, Susie

Rick :

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Rick :

Your best bet is probably a toggle strap. Click on the link below

Toggle strap

Rick :

The bar is wider/longer than a typical toggle bolt


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Rick :

This one is 2 1/2" long so it will span a hole of more than 1 1/2"

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This will span a hole as much as 1 1/2" to 1 3/4"

There is one other thing you can do if the hole is bigger than that. Let me know if that's the case
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Rick - I can't see where to reply - I pulled up the link for the toggle
strap from home depot....
So, I am clear, I can put this into the hole in my drywall which is now
about a 1/3 inch and
the screw and typical toggle won't hold putting this in will
'expand' behind the drywall
and I can then screw my tile rack back to the wall?

It doesn't expand. The metal bar goes behind the wall to provide support and there is a plastic piece on the front of the wall so it 'sandwiches' the wallboard. But if your hole is only 1/3" then a standard toggle bolt may also work. Since standard toggles are less expensive and easier to find I'd try one of then first

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