Fixing wash basin to brick wall

Postby bemused » Wed May 13, 2009 12:47 pm

I have a new wash basin to fix to a freshly plastered brick wall. I think I'm going to tile first then fix the basin but I'm unsure as the best way to ensure it's safely screwed to wall without getting too enthusiastic with the spanners and cracking tiles and/or the basin.

It only has two mounting holes which are about 20mm diameter. I intend using rawl bolts and large washers, unless someone here suggests a better method, but I can't help thinking there are some massive forces involved (it's quite deep front-to-back) and I'm having trouble believing the thing will stay on the wall. I'm going to add a semi-pedestal but it covers the basin mounting holes so the basin has to be installed first then the pedestal, so it seems to me it's just cosmetic rather than providing support.

The good news is I know the hole positions and they are mid-brick, but can anyone please tell me how I can know when I've tightened the bolts as much as I should?
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Simply Build It

Postby bd3cc » Wed May 13, 2009 9:48 pm

Would suggest that Rawlbolts are rather OTT.
All basins and pedestals are designed to be self supprting and if you only have 2 screw holes, that is all you need.
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Postby rosebery » Wed May 13, 2009 11:43 pm

Use a Fischer basin fixing kit then you have no worries about overtightening.

It's one of these: ... 9270_x.jpg

The semi ped provides more support than you think. So you need to make sure that its fixed at the proper height and properly as well. You'll probably have got one of these Fischer kits with it

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Postby bemused » Thu May 14, 2009 10:43 am

Many thanks for the feedback, I'll put my trust in Mr Fischer!

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