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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:08 pm 
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I need to attach a new shower screen in my bathroom. It's a tiled wall on plasterboard that has a half inch gap and then breeze block behind it. What's the best type of fixings to use? I was thinking of plasterboard anchors but they don't appear to be designed for use with tiles as the need to dig into the plaster. I also thought about the rigifix fixings but as all shower screens I've seem require two holes close together I can't see them working, but could be wrong.


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For most lightweight stuff I use standard brown plugs.
It sounds like you've got a dot and dab wall, so you might get lucky and find you've got some adhesive just where you want it, but you won't know until you drill a hole. If it isn't hollow just when you want the screw, bingo use a standard brown plug and then go and buy a lottery ticket :)

If you find it is hollow, you might be able to use a hollow wall anchor.
The spurs are there to stop it spinning in the hole while you expand the mechanism behind. If you use the setting tool it doesn't need these, so you can bend them flat and use the tool.
Once expanded gently tighten the fixing screw and if it starts to spin you might need to use a small screwdriver to hold the fixing while you tighten.

Not sure if a Gripit would cope with the extra thickness, but they look handy.
I bought a pack a while back, but haven't had cause to use them yet.

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jg wrote:
For most lightweight stuff I use standard brown plugs.
It sounds like you've got a dot and dab wall, so you might get lucky and find you've got some adhesive just where you want it, but you won't know until you drill a hole. If it isn't hollow just when you want the screw, bingo use a standard brown plug and then go and buy a lottery ticket :)

If you find it is hollow, you might be able to use a hollow wall anchor.
The spurs are there to stop it spinning in the hole while you expand the mechanism behind. If you use the setting tool it doesn't need these, so you can bend them flat and use the tool.
Once expanded gently tighten the fixing screw and if it starts to spin you might need to use a small screwdriver to hold the fixing while you tighten.

Not sure if a Gripit would cope with the extra thickness, but they look handy.
I bought a pack a while back, but haven't had cause to use them yet.


Thanks for the help. Using a setting tool and bending the spurs back may well be my best option here. There are usually four fixings on a shower screen so I think four wall anchors should suffice.


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