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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:54 pm 
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I believe the walls in my flat are dry lined, it's mostly plasterboard with a gap and the breeze block behind it. The measurement from the breeze block to the outside of the plasterboard is 1 inch. So the gap is around 12mm. I have several electric radiators to attach to the wall and whilst they aren't particularly heavy (heaviest is about 15kg) I'd prefer they were held in as securely as possible so preferably into the breeze block. What is the best type of fitting to use for this? I don't want to risk cracking the plasterboard!


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I used rigifix fixings (from eBay) to fit a heavy bathroom cabinet recently. They're amazing! I didn't realise the brick was so close to the plasterboard as originally planned to use gripit fixings (dragons den hobbies)

Highly recommend the rigifix fixings


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I tend to use these plugs, they are quite long so bridge the gap OK and are suitable in most materials.

http://www.screwfix.com/p/fischer-high- ... pack/20669

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Minibbb wrote:
I used rigifix fixings (from eBay) to fit a heavy bathroom cabinet recently. They're amazing! I didn't realise the brick was so close to the plasterboard as originally planned to use gripit fixings (dragons den hobbies)

Highly recommend the rigifix fixings


Highly recommended by me too. I have used them extensively around our bungalow. Your radiator may only be 15kg, but if someone leans on it, then imagine the total force bearing down on it.


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If the gap to your wall is 40mm or less:
Get proper steel wall plugs (IE, long and strong, 130mm, 70kgs minimum) so that sufficient length is in the wall. 2ex per radiator at least.
Drill hole in dry wall of the plug diameter.
Generously fill the gap with LOW expansion foam. Leave to set.
(by generously, I mean slide the whole clear plastic applicator in the wall pull out while spraying, add a dab left, right top. High expansion foam WILL bulge your drywall)
Once set, drill to the depth of the plug, fit plug with a nice wide washer.


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What I've done for most of the radiators in my house is to cut out a section of plasterboard and fit a block of wood directly to the thermalite blocks using standard brown plugs.
Then screw the radiator brackets to the wood.

I guess the Rigifix do a similar job with less fuss.

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jg wrote:
What I've done for most of the radiators in my house is to cut out a section of plasterboard and fit a block of wood directly to the thermalite blocks using standard brown plugs.
Then screw the radiator brackets to the wood.

I guess the Rigifix do a similar job with less fuss.


I'm thinking of using rigifix, or at least 2 per radiator, to attach into the thermalite bricks. The rest of them I'll attach to the plasterboard.


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