Originally Posted by AdamC
That's a good spot. Did you notice if there was plywood backing between the wallboard and styrofoam? I am debating on anchors or not. I figure under normal use no anchors should be ok. Just a little concerned about my youngest who likes to "reverse-engineer" things.
I actually have a workaround for that. Now don't laugh.
What I did in my old Rockwood 2306, and again in this one is used velcro in addition to the screws. I am never comfortable drilling or screwing into an outside wall - the last thing I want to hear is the splintering of fiberglass on the other side.
So, I lined my holders with double-sided velcro - you can buy them in those packs at your local Walmart/Target/what-have-you. I trimmed down a pad to fit over the back of the holder, and then carefully placed it on the wall where I wanted it before I screwed it into the wall. I have about 3/4" of screw in the actual wall, and its reinforced with the velcro pads. Rock solid. I put up a coat hanger to the left of the slide, as well, and it is very rigid and strong.
I used velcro instead of double-sided tape in case I ever want to pull it off for some reason. Tape would undoubtedly pull the covering off the wall, but the velcro can pull off with the holders leaving the second pad on the wall which could be gently pulled off.
Hope that helps.