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Can I hold 110 kg on plasterboard wall ?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Gary111, 16 Sep 2020.

  1. Gary111

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    Ive seen snap toggles that claim upto 108kg on 12.5 mm thick plasterbord, so theoretically if I use 2 , plus a couple of extra smaller fixings that should be fine ?

    Its a water heater Im trying to fix.
    Ideally dont want to add wood as the fire risk assessor isnt keen on it.

    The other idea I had was to just to bolt straight through the wall and use large washers, or a steel plate of some sort.
    Thanks
     
  2. sircerebus666

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    Errrrr no it's really not a good idea to hang such a massive weight off plasterboard alone regardless what these toggles claim , you are just asking for trouble

    What wall do you have behind the plasterboard brick or stud?

    Who is this fire assessor?
     
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  4. Gary111

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    Thanks its a stud wall, what about the bolts straight through idea ?

    Its a manchester company that did my fire risk assessment, recommended to remove wood panelling.
    It also states in the water heater instructions that it should be mounted in an area with normal fire rating.
     
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    Well the simple answer is to install noggins where the fixings will go

    Carefully cut out section of plasterboard , install noggins , replace plasterboard and fill in the cut edge to make good

    Depending on your skill level you won't be able to see what you did
     
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    Thanks Ill try that
     
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