Mounting with self drilling screws

For Ohio Aluminum  Framed Boards!

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see Ohio for the aluminum framed ones

This works very well and since the frame is 1/2" wide there is plenty of room for the screw head and it does not interfere with the actual dry erase surface.

Screws tested below goes in very easily!
Us predilling the hole is problamatic since burrs and debris are generated that need a lot of care to keep off the board.   Also the burr from both the  front and back would have to be carefully removed.   The self takeing seems to be a great inexpensive way to mount the boards

Mounting of plastic framed MarkaSteel-MG hospital patient room boards with self drilling
screws.    his is the way that most hospitals prefer.


This is very fast and allows you to take our standard boards (with or without film installed) and create the hole thru the steel and into the wall.   There is minimal burr generated most gets
dragged along with the threads into the hole.  


Keeping screw straight as you drill:

Use Dewalt DW2022DE Magnetic drive guide set (home depot item) along with a torque
 limiting screwdriver so you don't bend the surface.

Self Drilling Screws are #8 by 1.5" long Phillips Pan heads with head diameter of 5/16" to fit in Dewalt guide set.   see WW Grainger at 2DU98  about $.10 each screw  1" length may work
 better if you need to use Buildex drywall anchors shown below


For Sheetrock Walls
If the screw goes into sheetrock with no wood behind it you can fill in hole with a
Buildex Drywall anchor
2G592 that works with #8 screws  about $.19 each



The Picture below shows the clean install by a self taping screw