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squirt expanding foam into stud wall for repair, bad idea?

Discussion in 'Building' started by Muzz, 14 Jun 2011.

  1. Muzz

    Muzz

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    took a radiator cover off and discovered the radiator half hanging off the wall, guess that's why the previous occupants had a radiator cover? :rolleyes:

    radiator hung with hollow wall fixings, obviously some noggins would be best but would mean more mess to get them in.

    just wondering if i could fill the cavity around where the exisiting fixings were pulled out, then drill and plug into that?

    radiator is a double panel approx 70x85 so is fairly heavy.
     
  2. Richard C

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    Expanding foam will do an even less secure of a job holding a radiator up than the plaster board did; you need timber noggins in there.
     
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    The foam will adhere to the board and solidify the stud and make it stronger

    As long as the fixings are suitable high-load plasterboard toggles, then it should be OK
     
  5. Muzz

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    hmm, quick fix would be to chance it and see if it works, if it fails though, i'll have more mess to clear up when I add some noggins. descions.....

    it has only damaged the board at the top fixings, so i'm thinking a quick repair there, add some more fixings in the middle and see what happens, really don't have the time to spend on this though, too many other jobs.....

    cheers
     
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