Stud Wall Fixing

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Gummo, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Gummo

    Gummo Member

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  2. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Whichever cabinet takes your fancy I suppose. ;)
  3. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    John, I'm looking for advice on the fixing - I've already bought both cabinets.
  4. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Ahh gotcha. If you can be certain of finding a stud to secure at least one side to. I'd use something like a 2" No8 screw. You might be lucky and pick up studs on  on both sides so go with those screws. If you can't find a stud on the other side, you could use a plasterboard fixing or a hollow wall toggle type of fixing.
  5. tom.plum

    tom.plum Screwfix Select

  6. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Ahh Tomp, I prefer the stuff that's got the solvent in it. Smells great (even if it makes me dizzy)
  7. Gummo

    Gummo Member

    Ha, tried that, Jitender - they wouldn't recommend anything.
  8. Manual shows a round head screw being used, the tall cabinet has 4 fixing brackets, use together with 4x washers supplied as indicated.:)
  9. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

  10. tom.plum

    tom.plum Screwfix Select

    you would't expect a pen pusher to know trade secrets, those pigs dik's will just rip out, you need to find the woodwork at the back,
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  11. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

    what's the shear strength of the paper coating on plasterboard Tom ?

    nothing wrong with those fixings, nothing at all
  12. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

    gluing cabinets to plasterboard walls isn't a trade secret Tom, it's a bodge, not even an intelligent bodge

    I bet you use nails to fix plasterboard as well ......... ah yes you've already admitted to doing that
  13. tom.plum

    tom.plum Screwfix Select

    yes I think I remember reading on the instuctions on the tube where it says, " bodge things to the wall with no nails' . bet you're a laff a minute in your house when mrs _ork puts a bag of sugar in the kitchen cupboard and the whole kitchen falls apart,
  14. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Summat only a right geek would know (or want to know)  ( I bet your gonna google the answer for us)  ,, ain't ya.
  15. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

    those fixings shown will each take aound 15Kg - a standard sheet of 12.5mm PB will take about 40Kg/M squared - so even if you don't find a pair of studs the wall mounted cabinet can easily be supported

    the floor mounted cabinet just needs to be fixed at the top to prevent it from toppling, so again the illustrated fixing will do just fine

    please don't try gluing either cabinet to your wall, even as a ''backup''
  16. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

    no need to google it JJ, it's one of those thing some people remember, it's the same as some people know that gluing cabinets to plasterboarded walls is wrong and REALLY pointless, and that no one uses nails to fix plasterboard these days
  17. tom.plum

    tom.plum Screwfix Select

    read and weep,
    310ml. High strength, quick-grab, fast curing, solvented bonding adhesive with gap-filling properties. Adheres to most common building surfaces and replaces nails and screws. Can be used on rough or smooth surfaces, internally or externally. Also fixes skirting boards, decorative panels, door surrounds, PVC cladding, floorboards, timber framework, worktops, grippers, vineers, mouldings and laminates.
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    Product contents:
    310ml plastic cartridge.

    and its not holding the cupboard up, the screws into the woodwork are, just to clarify to the hard of thinking,
  18. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

    I don't see anything in that list that's of any real weight Tom - if the screws are holding it up what's the point of using no nails ?
  19. tom.plum

    tom.plum Screwfix Select

    and I would't think screwfix peter would like you saying they sell a botch up product iether

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