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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:55 pm 
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Behind the plasterboard theres a thin gap and then a solid wall. What would be suitable for putting my mirror up?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Drill through the plasterboard into the brick, poke rawlplugs into the brick, put screws into rawlplugs.

The size of plugs / screws depends who you ask (we have recently had a debate about it)

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Or you can use gripits. Great idea! Whoever invented them must be minted.

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danny4g wrote:
Or you can use gripits. Great idea! Whoever invented them must be minted.
You have to watch the back series of Dragon's Den for the inventor and then you will find which of the dragons invested in them too. The thing is the gadgets can hold what they claim ... but can the plasterboard hold what the gadgets can hold?

PS. I am keeping up with the style of not offering any advice to the OP.


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OchAye wrote:
danny4g wrote:
Or you can use gripits. Great idea! Whoever invented them must be minted.
You have to watch the back series of Dragon's Den for the inventor and then you will find which of the dragons invested in them too. The thing is the gadgets can hold what they claim ... but can the plasterboard hold what the gadgets can hold?

PS. I am keeping up with the style of not offering any advice to the OP.
They gadgets are good sh*t. I have hung a very heavy mirror of them as well as a 32 inch TV. Nothing has fallen down in a year so there is your proof. I am talking from experience. I would never advise someone on something I haven't done and know works.

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They gadgets are good sh*t. I have hung a very heavy mirror of them as well as a 32 inch TV. Nothing has fallen down in a year so there is your proof. I am talking from experience. I would never advise someone on something I haven't done and know works.

I am glad you know how good (thick?) the plasterboard of the OP is. In full honesty though 11kg is not that heavy. As I already wrote I am not disputing what the gadgets can do.


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Watch this video by the ultimate handyman, rigifix fixings are designed for the job

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Why have good old umbrella fixings gone out of fashion? Is it simply innovation for the sake of it?


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Why have good old umbrella fixings gone out of fashion? Is it simply innovation for the sake of it?

Still use them, but for dot and dab they aren't really the best solution, I feel

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