mounting 8mm bath screen on stud wall


Postby brokenbetty » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:14 pm

I have been given a second hand bath screen. It's the same style as this:

Google "clickbathrooms.co.uk/pd-BTHSCR001AC.htm"

but 8mm not 6.

It's very heavy, and it's supposed to go on a stud wall. We plan to build the wall using 2x3 studs, but use a 2x4 stud where the bath screen will be to take the extra weight. Will that be safe to mount the screen or do I need to do something else?

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Postby rosebery » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:27 pm

Bath screens like this are a dead weight when you lift them but I wouldn't bother using a larger piece of timber. The piece you fix onto the wall will only be held up by 3 or 4 screws anyway by design.

By the time you've boarded and tiled you'll have a fairly substantial wall to which to fix it. You'll be fine.

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Postby brokenbetty » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:53 pm

[quote="brokenbetty"]use a 2x4 stud where the bath screen will be[/quote]

Doh - I meant 3x4 of course

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Postby rosebery » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:57 pm

"Doh - I meant 3x4 of course"

Doesn't change my answer.

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Postby brokenbetty » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:22 pm

[quote="rosebery"]By the time you've boarded and tiled you'll have a fairly substantial wall to which to fix it. You'll be fine.[/quote]

Hi Rosebery - many thanks for your help :D
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