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
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
about $.10 each screw 1" length may work
better if you need to use Buildex drywall anchors shown below.
92364A199 which is 1" long and stainless. they have 5 lengths
For Sheetrock Walls
If the screw goes into sheetrock
with no wood behind it you can fill in hole with a
Buildex Drywall anchor
that works with #8 screws about $.19 each
+++++ if self drilling screw is in installed so it
just starts a hole in the sheetrock then you can remove the board
install the drywall anchor and then finish drilling in the self drilling
into the sheetrock anchor!