Fixing up the place.

Ferret619

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As a forum of Aussie blokes I’m sure there are those among the forum participants who undertake a cheeky DIY project or two round the house so here’s the thread to share it- the good, bad and ugly.
 

Ferret619

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my wife, son and I have been in the new house for a couple months and I have learnt a few things...
apparently in the mid 90’s toilet roll holders and towel racks where ideal fixtures to be made of plastic; the previous owners, who where leasing the property where also quite cheap in terms of repairing these fine plastic fittings so here we are in 2020 and still these things are in my life.

I tackled the holder in the en-suite without incident however the main bathroom is another story.
Apparently when toilet roll holder falls from the wall the trick is to use both epoxy and double sided tape to mount it back to the wall.
Upon removing the mounting plate a chunk of gyprock came along for the ride, not great.
After some cursing and a trip to Bunnings things are back on track... but really... why can’t people just do stuff in a normal way..
 

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I'd stay away from using any kind of glue on gyprock, unless you're actually installing the stuff. Otherwise sooner or later you'll get the damage you describe. The best way to secure anything to a gyprock wall is to use Ramset super wallmates, which will hold as much as the wall panel itself. Great for heavy paintings, mirrors etc. For a loo roll holder, ordinary WallMates are fine.

If you ever change your mind about placement or whatever, it's a lot quicker and easier to fill a 10mm hole than a 100mm tear.
 

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My builder used the plastic Ramset Nylon WallMate Plasterboard Anchors for the toilet holders and they seem to hold up well.

Also used them for the Dyson battery holder and it holds equally well.
 

Ferret619

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TBH I have a stud there so it’s no biggie, I was just like... WTF am I seeing here...

my next project is the towel rails... which are drilled into tile.
 
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Make sure u get a specialised still bit if you drill into porcelain.. or you might b there for a while :cool:

I’ve been on DYI missions at home for the past two decades and practically all done now, my biggest project was dressing up me shed with Framing, insulation, gyprock, floor boards and painting.. lots a hard work at the time but def worth it in the end
 

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TBH I have a stud there so it’s no biggie, I was just like... WTF am I seeing here...

my next project is the towel rails... which are drilled into tile.
No biggie, just make sure you use some masking tape where you drill the hole, it absorbs shocks from the drilling and helps prevent cracks. Also stops the bit from skating all over the place.

Glass and tile drill bits from Bunnings. Use a tiny one first, then follow up with your full-size bit.
 
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