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Kitchen wall cabinets - bracket (why so big !)

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by NottmTony, 23 Aug 2016.

  1. NottmTony

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    I'm fitting a Hygena (homebase) kitchen cabinet.

    The wall brackets they hang on to (which I assume are quite standard) are quite wide and at first glance look like they give you a lot of tolerance (horizontally) - however they have to be lined up just inside the recess at back of cabinet so in reality they have no tolerance whatsoever really.

    So why are they so wide ? To make them stronger / able to support heavy loads ?
     
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    With these plates being somewhat bigger than they would need to be gives a greater span for any rawlplugs drilled into the wall. Drilling masonry holes very close to each other often gives breakthrough.
    John :)
     
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    Ah - now that would make sense - especially when I am going to use 10mm wall plugs !
     
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    Good luck with your project!
    For me, its Fischer plugs and Spax screws every time.
    John :)
     
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    10mm wall plugs are too large, 6-7 mm are ideal.
     
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