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Plasplugs Hollow Door Plugs & Drill Bit 20 Pack

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Using standard screws are ok to a point but if any weight or pulling force is applied to them, in most cases they rip straight out, especially when fixing handles to hollow doors due to the forces applied to them when opening and closing the door itself. Expanding wings grip securely in hollow doors, thin skin partitions, plywood and fibreglass. While multi-thread technology ensures superior holding power, this Plasplugs product is ideal for the home, boat and caravan. For this tutorial we will be using some 2×1 inch planed batten, but you are free to use the correct size batten for your needs. As it’s planed we don’t need to sand it down, but if you are using just sawn batten, give it a good sand down first and once painted this will produce a good finish.

Fixing to Hollow Doors | DIY Doctor

Put the rail to one side and then pop the drill bit that comes with the fixings into a drill and drill out the two holes. If you didn’t get a drill bit then the correct size bit to use is a 6mm bit Next, measure and mark both the centre of the door where you want your batten fixed and also the batten itself. For the purposes of this guide we are going to run through two of the above techniques for fixing to a hollow door. First we are going to use the purpose made hollow door fixings to fix a coat hanger rail to a hollow door and then we are going to secure a batten to the door using construction adhesive. Fixing to a Hollow Door Using Hollow Door FixingsLay your piece of batten face down and apply several thin beads of construction adhesive across the face of the timber. Allow 24 hours for the construction adhesive to fully dry and you can then remove the screws and fill the holes over before painting. When it comes to actual physical fixings, these are the best fixings DIY Doctor have found for this job. The fixings in question are made by Plasplug and can be seen in the image below.

Plasplugs Hollow Door Fixings 6mm x 23mm 20 Pack - Screwfix

In terms of fixing the batten to the door you have two choices; use the same hollow door fixings mentioned above or glue the batten in place using one of the many construction adhesives available today. You should drill through the outer(existing) and your new piece and countersink and insert screw right through to the top insert piece. Firstly, cut your batten to the correct length for your needs and then sand off the rough cut edge so it’s nice and smooth.Once leveled up, insert a screw each end and screw up tight to hold batten which adhesive dries out. In the following guide we look at some of the best methods of fixing to hollow doors and ensuring that the object you’re fixing actually stays in place on the door. Types of Hollow Door Fixings There is a quite frankly staggering array of fixings available today for pretty much any object and any surface and the same goes for hollow doors, however as with most things, some are better than others. Adhesive Hooks

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