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One of two screws holding my sink in place has gone loose

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Yukster, 15 Jan 2012.

  1. Yukster

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    My bathroom sink is attached to the brick wall by two screws. One of the crews' rawlplug has come loose after I took the sink on and off several times. I consequently can't fasten the but onto that screw properly anymore :cry:

    How can i fix this? Does it make sense to fill the hole with concrete, re-insert the rawlplug and screw into the rawlplug when the concrete has dried? Will that be a strong enough repair? If not, what should I do?

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    I'd rather not drill another hole because that will force me to move the sink and that not going to be easy
     
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    Hammer in timber wedge and fix to that.
     
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    That makes sense. Thanks
     
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    Wrapping tape around a new rawlplug to give a tight fit also works. Dont wrap it too tightly as you still want the plug to expand as you screw into it.
     
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    Clean out the hole, make sure its dry as well.
    Use some chem fix and then hand screw in some threaded rod.
    Wait 15 mins and put a washer and nut on and tighten.
    Its never going to come loose after that.
     
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    Thanks. What do you mean by 'chem fix'?
     
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    Stainless steel rod would be the best, but galv will do.
    Comes in all sizes ( M6 M8 M10 M12 ect) just buy the length you need.
    And the nuts and washers of course.
     
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