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Fixing a pedestal sink to wall, where 1 rawplug seems loose


 
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compact

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:31 pm Reply with quote

Hi

I have a plasterboard wall, where I drill two holes and placed pasterboard rawplugs in them.

The first hole hit a wood baton, so that is as secure as anything.
The second was just plasterboard.
I inserted both plugs, then tiled the splash back.

As I come to fit the sink (with pedestal), one of the plugs seems loose.

What should I do?

1) Push plug through and try and get a second one through? (possibly having to widen the hole in the tile)
2) Lots of pink grip and 1 firm plug and pedestal?
3) Take off tiles, cut a hole and try to fix in some wood to the batons, to act as an anchor? (this one does seem the most secure, but hardest).

What do you think?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:38 pm Reply with quote

I would try using a good quality fixing on the side that is loose such as these.
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Fixings-Specialist/Cavity-Fixers/invt/510048

If that fixing works for you by the time you have sealed the back of the basin with silicone you will have a sturdy fix, The weight of the basin should be on the pedestal and the fixings just to stop it coming away from the wall.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:34 am Reply with quote

That could work.

I drill a size 10 hole and put in a plasterboard plug.

/edit/ Just noticed it is size 8 drill bit, hopefully I can find a larger one/

hopefully this will be large enough to fill that hole and sit firmly in it.

Will have to drill a larger hole in the tile to slot it in.

But cheers for the advice.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:57 pm Reply with quote

The fixings come in various sizez.
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reece-o

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:51 pm Reply with quote

you'll need one of those guns to work the cavity fixing - otherwise it'll just spin round and around and tear you a bigger hole in your plasterboard.

/been there
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