attaching battens

15 Nov 2003
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United Kingdom
just want a bit of re-assurance here.
I have tiled 2 walls with battens attached to the plaster walls with masonary nails.I now want to do the other 2 walls which i didn't batten up as i have to take the sink and toilet out first.
Nailing them to the other walls would the vibration dislodge the tiles on the walls or would it be safer the put a couple of spots of no nails on the battens and do it this way or would this pull a large chunk of plaster when i take them off .
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If you've put the tiles on properly you should be able to nail battens up without any worries.
Just take care when you pull the battens off - I generally knock em down a little bit to break the adhesive joint between tile and batten cause if you pull em straight off the wall they can pull the bottom row of tiles off. ;)

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