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Plugs to replace curtain pole brackets in plasterboard???

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Triangle123, 25 Aug 2021.

  1. Triangle123

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    Hello :)

    Sorry if this is a stupid question but I'm a DIY newbie: I'm replacing curtain pole brackets as our previous brackets have bent under the weight of the curtains. I've removed the old brackets - There weren't any plugs in the wall apart from one very large metal (potentially self-drilling) plug that has left a 10mm hole. The wall behind is dot and dab.

    I need some guidance on how to replace the brackets with the following specific questions:
    1. Can I reuse the holes from the previous brackets?
    2. Which wall plugs would be best to use? Does it make a difference if I reuse the previous holes vs making new holes?
    3. Can I use pollyfilla to fill the larger hole and then reuse it? If so, does that change the type of plug I can use?

    Thank you so much in advance! :)
     
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  3. Mr Chibs

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    Personally I'd always go through the plasterboard and into the brickwork.
    That way you can use masonry screws, or standard screws and rawl plugs.
    This will take a heavier load better.
    Some put a batten on the wall and fix into that.

    If you can drill deeper into brickwork you'll need a slightly longer screw (oh erh misses :LOL: sorry) and the curtain pole bracket may cover up the original hole.
    Or get the filler out, polyfilla, toupret etc.

    Good luck
     
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    The style of bracket dictates how it can be fixed , what are you replacing with.
     
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    Use longer screws, and grab some filler, as there is not a lot of width of metal to hide the current holes.
     
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    You will struggle to get longer screws thin enough to fit those brackets. They are intended to fit to solid surface.
     
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    Maybe the op could drill the brackets for larger diameter screws?
     
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    The slot in them means a larger hole will seriously weaken them , have them in one of my bedrooms.They are for lightweight curtains .
     
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    O[ suggests heavy curtains, so probably best he buy some more suited.
     
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    Thank you so much for all of your messages :) - I am a little confused on what I should do next to help install them..... I've got duoPower 8 x 30 wall plugs and screws which fits through the bracket hole or came across Corefix 100mm Heavy Duty Dot & Dab Wall Fixings. Would any of these be suitable?
     
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    Corefix ok if they pass thru fitting .
     
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