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Uneven walls and loose full length banister

Postby Max_Headroom » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:53 pm

Sorry if this is the wrong forum please move if it is.

Please bear in mind i am rubbish at D.I.Y so basic explanations of a fix would be greatly appreciated.

We have a very steep staircase and a banister that runs the full length this is fixed in place by 3 brackets, each bracket has 3 screws that hold it to the wall unfortunately because the walls are rubbish and there is so much plaster the middle bracket eventually comes loose (this is the third time in 4 years - not exactly an emergency but would like a next step) i have moved up to 8mm screws (the biggest the existing holes will take) with the plugs that came with them but i have a feeling in a few months it will have come loose again, could anyone suggest a fixing that can go deeper into the wall and are more likely to stay put, i can enlarge the holes in the brackets a little if needs be.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give on this.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:02 pm

Hi max_headroom
It is the length of the screws that is important, you may have to fit 75mm long 6mm screws but make sure you drive the plugs beyond the depth of the plaster and into the wall itself.
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Postby Max_Headroom » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:54 am

Thanks.

When i drilled there was some red brick dust at about 50mm (i drilled to 70mm) if the screws come out again would something like this do the job i know its probably a bit overkill but i am happy to pay the extra if they would do a better job.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/easyfix-shie ... _container

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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:35 pm

Hi max_headroom
The easy fix anchors are really for concrete where the strong substrate is at the surface and inwards.
Screws should be adequate provided the plug is set in the brick and the screws go in deep enough - you could use 80/90mm screws.
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Postby Max_Headroom » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:57 pm

Thanks for the advice i will no doubt be back for more if the bracket comes loose again.
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