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Plasterboard at least 40mm thick in kitchen?

Postby DroopDiyDoctor » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:48 am

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I started putting a wall kitchen cabinet up yesterday.

I was going to use Blue 25mm GripIt fixings but I found on drilling the 25mm hole that the plaster/plasterboard went back at least 40mm (I didn't want to go any further.

Obviously I can't use the GripIt fixings and being somewhat of a novice I am a bit confused as to why I came across 40mm+ of plaster. Could anyone enlighten me and more to the point what I should do moving forward with regards to filling the big hole I now have and what fixings I should now use.

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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:20 pm

hi droopdiydoctor
If you have a plasterboard wall you've probably drilled into one of the dot and dab positions.
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Postby DroopDiyDoctor » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:23 pm

Thank you S,

Would you be able to advise me as to what I should fill the hole with and what fixing I should use?

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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:02 pm

Hi droopdiydoctor
Fill the hole to within 5mm of the finished face with some plaster, let this set then do a top coat.
If your walls are plasterboard the corkscrew type fixing will be ok. Where you have filled, drill a hole and use a standard plastic plug.
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Postby DroopDiyDoctor » Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:35 pm

Thank you for your help and advice.
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