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Space Plug triumphs again!
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Found another use for our orange friend yesterday....

Reducing a 2'6" doorway to a 2'3", with one side of the door lining fixed into the original brickwork what better way of securing the floating side??!

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  • nsk (04-01-2016 04:15 PM)

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Very nice work Mr Stretch ThumbUpThumbUp and something tells me that the floating side of that is now absolutely plumb in seconds - could of been done all sorts of ways.....but in moments...spot on plumb doubt it. Thanks mate, hope everyone starting to get the idea ThumbUp
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  • Pennychew (01-01-2016 03:42 AM)

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Lol...nice

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Used my space plug samples today at last lol

I was putting a mopstick handrail up into my loft and the wall it was going onto was battened and insulated then boarded and skimmed. If I had put any forward planning into it I would have put sections of plywood behind the boards where the brackets go ,but hey ho I didn't . So this left me with a right pain trying to get a solid fixing. Scratched my head then remembered I had some space plugs. I drilled 3 x 6mm holes through the plasterboard into the wall and tapped in some rawlplugs. Then drilled a 30mm hole dead centre for the space plug . Pushed the space plug in and wound it out just a touch past the surface. Then fit 3 long screws into the wall and tighten carefully in turn until the bracket is solid against the space plug.

To be honest I didn't think this would work but it did and feels very solid.

I tried to post this as a separate thread but it wouldn't let me so sorry stretch ive had to tag on to yours
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  • Cliff1970 (20-04-2016 09:56 PM)

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First time I've seen these but I'm very impressed, think I'll pick a pack up when I'm next in toolstation
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  • Cliff1970 (20-04-2016 09:26 PM)

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Hi cliff, do you do a space plug that caters a base unit being pulled off the wall to cater for a wider 665 worktop? 
I suppose you get a bit more room to get your drill in to fix a bracket once you've spaced the 65mm gap with a strap cut from scrap material but, again, it's all time and faffing about at the end of the day.
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  • Cliff1970 (20-04-2016 09:27 PM)

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(09-04-2016, 03:16 PM)cbkitchens Wrote: Hi cliff, do you do a space plug that caters a base unit being pulled off the wall to cater for a wider 665 worktop? 
I suppose you get a bit more room to get your drill in to fix a bracket once you've spaced the 65mm gap with a strap cut from scrap material but, again, it's all time and faffing about at the end of the day.

I think the XL space plugs go up to about 75mm if I remember. You shouldn't have a problem there. 
......You mean to say you haven't tried them yet?
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  • Cliff1970 (20-04-2016 09:27 PM)

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(01-01-2016, 03:44 AM)Pennychew Wrote: First time I've seen these but I'm very impressed, think I'll pick a pack up when I'm next in toolstation

You'll be gutted when you find out there £6 cheaper in Screwfix.
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  • Cliff1970 (20-04-2016 09:27 PM)

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(09-04-2016, 03:25 PM)Claydon Lad Wrote:
(09-04-2016, 03:16 PM)cbkitchens Wrote: Hi cliff, do you do a space plug that caters a base unit being pulled off the wall to cater for a wider 665 worktop? 
I suppose you get a bit more room to get your drill in to fix a bracket once you've spaced the 65mm gap with a strap cut from scrap material but, again, it's all time and faffing about at the end of the day.

I think the XL space plugs go up to about 75mm if I remember. You shouldn't have a problem there. 
......You mean to say you haven't tried them yet?

I haven't tried them yet, no, I've struggled with the old method of drilling at an angle and wonky brakets! 
When you pull a unit 65mm off the wall you still have the pipe access gap of around 40 mm which leaves  a gap of 105mm. Take into account the 9mm panel plus 18 mm back rail and you're looking at needing a screw and drill bit of around 170mm min to give you enough grab into the wall, plus the plug would need to be larger in diameter for more stability. perhaps I've just answered my own question with all the problems I've just listed Wow1
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  • chip off the block (09-04-2016 05:44 PM)

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Use a spaceplug behind an l bracket attached to the gables
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  • cbkitchens (10-04-2016 06:36 PM), Cliff1970 (20-04-2016 09:51 PM)

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Very good solution Luke

I've just used space plugs for the first time on the kitchen I'm fitting at the mo - they are great! Cheers Cliff!
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  • Cliff1970 (20-04-2016 09:52 PM)

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Never thought of that Luke. I'll pick up a pack of these plugs and give it a go
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  • Cliff1970 (20-04-2016 09:55 PM)

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Or order an extra plinth, screw it flush to the back of the gables and set them off that.

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(09-04-2016, 05:29 PM)emo_luke Wrote: Use a spaceplug behind an l bracket attached to the gables

That's commitment to the cause!!! Cheers Brother ThumbUp ThumbUp

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(09-04-2016, 07:42 PM)stejoke Wrote: Very good solution Luke

I've just used space plugs for the first time on the kitchen I'm fitting at the mo - they are great! Cheers Cliff!

You're very welcome - stejoke (?) ThumbUp ThumbUp  with that name though - don't you go replying to any of Prems jokes now!! Stetch'll stripe ya!! Battered

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Great idea. I'm ordering a pack tomorrow!  ThumbUp

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