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Gray.Hodge

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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:26 am

Tell me a secret!

I need to fix a 10mm foamex board to an internal plaster wall and would prefer not to see screws showing from the outside.

I'm looking for tips on secret fixing, can anyone help? please? pretty please? :)
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Lee Attewell

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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:31 am

Hey mate,

Use that sellys all fix glue, it grabs in 30 seconds, and is really easy to use. Back that up with some double sided foam tape and Bob's your Auntie.
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:53 am

Gray,

you could use the normal 'nipples and cups' fixings (snapfix is one make) just as you would do with raised lettering on an external wall. Only difference is you need hollow wall fixings. These are like little anchors that go through the plaster board and once in the cavity they open up like little unbrellas and give a gentel but secure fixing.

good luck

more soon

mike
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:01 am

You could always use the old timber laths, or make them up from foamex strips.


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steve

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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:48 pm

A great method Alan we have used it for years works a treat!
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:14 pm

We have used the same method as Alan & now also use an aluminium extrusion that does the same job, "hanging Z section", which we get from Baco.

another possibility is to use a keyhole fixing which could get you a flush fit
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Gray.Hodge

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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:21 pm

Thanks all, some great choices there.
I like the cups and nipple thingys Mike, but I've not seen them available here.

Leeroy, glue is great until they decide to take it down, with half the wall, I need to be less intrusive to the wall, certainly the easiest method tho.

Alan your method will work, I've used something similar using metal to metal but never foamex, will the glue Leeroy suggests hold the foamex?

Thanks for the diagram, great job and very helpful.
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:38 pm

Gray slam some 3m's VHB 25mm tape on it will still be up long after you are gone!!

and give us a tune...
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Lee Attewell

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Post Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:06 pm

You can always try 3M's command adhesive strips. You can buy the replacement ones from the hardware store, use the 3kg strips and they'll come off when required and leave no marks at all. No drilling or fixing needed. All you'll see is a tiny semi circle of strip at the edges. This is shown on "Bright Ideas" on saturdays.

Lee

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