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Can anyone offer any suggestions at how i fix my curtain pole up (apart from no more nailing a wood strip cos it just wont hold)
We drilled the holes, plaster is about 2inch deep and rubbish....expected to hit brick but just hit a total void so nothing at the back of plaster to try and anchor anything to. The plaster holes have just all collapsed and made 1 big hole....pondered epoxy or p38 to fill the gap but worry that the absolute rubbish plaster surrounding it will just end up giving and the plug will just end up coming out...... please help :-(
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In general there's always somewhere you can get a decent fix into, although it's not always where you want it. I'd consider fixing a batten to the wall ssing a combination of GripFill and screws/plugs at intervals rather than attempting to fix at single points into an iffy wall. Out of interest, where is the wall? Top floor or ground floor? And what is the age/construction of the house?

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Its 1950 house, its in the living room and its the bit of wall before the bay window (i cant have a bay curtain cos its an awkward shape and i want the curtains around the corners if that makes sense) the place has awful plaster throughout so i dont doubt that all along that bit of wall will be as bad as the rest :-(


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Moo80uk wrote:
Its 1950 house, its in the living room and its the bit of wall before the bay window (i cant have a bay curtain cos its an awkward shape and i want the curtains around the corners if that makes sense) the place has awful plaster throughout so i dont doubt that all along that bit of wall will be as bad as the rest :-(



Perhaps send a couple of photos and will try to advise!
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Moo80uk wrote:
Can anyone offer any suggestions at how i fix my curtain pole up (apart from no more nailing a wood strip cos it just wont hold)
We drilled the holes, plaster is about 2inch deep and rubbish....expected to hit brick but just hit a total void so nothing at the back of plaster to try and anchor anything to. The plaster holes have just all collapsed and made 1 big hole....pondered epoxy or p38 to fill the gap but worry that the absolute rubbish plaster surrounding it will just end up giving and the plug will just end up coming out...... please help :-(
Thanks in advance



I wouldn't rely on glue to hold up a curtain pole, some mechanical fixings are also required.

Something must be holding the plaster up - you just need to find it.

Get an old coat hanger or similar piece of wire and have a poke around through the hole you've already made, you need to be going along behind the plaster, both left and right from the face of the wall, not further into the wall.

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