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Radiator coming off wall

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chocolatedonut Tue 11-Oct-16 18:46:25

Small radiator in spare room looks like it's coming off the wall. Never paid much attention to it but don't think it's got any worse in past 2/3 years. How do I fix it? Could it end in disaster if I leave it. It looks like top screws are loose on both fittings and the bottom ones seem OK.

fuzzyduck1 Thu 13-Oct-16 10:22:40

Easy fix - get some no nails glue and squirt between wall and bracket even better if you can get it in the holes the screws go in,push back against wall and hold there for a couple of hours until set.

Professional fix - turn off both valves to radiator loosen pipes (you will use a little water) lift radiator from bracket and twist forward to get access to brackets, remove old screws raw plugs fit bigger raw plugs or fill holes and redrill. Refit brackets with good screws refit radiator tighten pipes check and represuries system open valves on radiator job done

Check you tube for how to videos.

No nails is great stuff and will last years

PigletJohn Thu 13-Oct-16 12:52:16

What is the wall made of?

Plasterboard hollow wall on wooden studs?

For a decent job the radiator will have to be taken off, which is not difficult.

Half a day's work would be generous.

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