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Vertical radiator on single stud?

Discussion in 'Building' started by phloaw, 18 Jun 2021.

  1. phloaw

    phloaw

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    Hi, I have an internal, decorated plasterboard wall with poor studding: 120cm from its left end, there is a 22mm wide (i.e., as measured horizontally parallel to the wall) stud, then a 38mm stud (the two studs are spaced 60cm), then, after further 78cm, the jack stud of the door. I couldn't find other studs.
    I need to hang a ~2500 BTUs radiator (I have gas central heating), and I'd prefer to avoid both hanging on plasterboard and adding battens/noggins to fix the brackets.

    So I thought to fit a vertical radiator (total width 27cm) by fixing all the four brackets to the 38mm stud via steel plates/flat brackets similar to this one:
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    Would that work and be doable?
    Any suggestion welcome.
     
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  3. Scarlet Pimpernel

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    I wouldn't trust a horizontal radiator to not rotate around that bracket.
    Either remove the plaster board and and fix some ply to the stud, with a suitable dimension down the stud to prevent rotation, probably at least 500mm.
    Or simply fix the ply over the top of the plaster board.

    But I guess a vertical radiator should be OK fixed as you suggest. But I'm not sure how you would achieve what you want to do.
     
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  4. phloaw

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    I should have probably explained better: my idea is to fix to the 38mm stud the steel tee plate using its central holes, and then fix the two rad brackets one using the left holes on the tee, and the other using the right ones, symmetrically. Possibly, aligning vertically more than one tee on that same stud.
     
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