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  1. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    How have people hung large rads before on the really soft spongy breeze they use to use on houses?
     
  2. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    Think they call them thermolite blocks. Special fixings or just normal plugs?
     
  3. 22gb

    22gb New Member

  4. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    Thanks are normal plugs and screws sometimes OK? If you don't drill on hammer.
     
  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    4"12 screw on a brown plug
     
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  6. clarky101

    clarky101 Plumber GSR

    10mm high load anchor plugs from unifix do the trick..
     
  7. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Never had any problems with these blocks over the years as long has you use sensible size screws
     
  8. Jay The Plumber

    Jay The Plumber Active Member

    I usually get my rads from Williams, they come with a 10mm plug and coach screw, does the trick
     
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  9. johnf

    johnf Active Member

    Hello Jay, they probably wont soon as Williams are changing to Turbo Rads whoever they may be! You might be buying some 10mm plugs and coach screws!!
     
  10. PlumbBobBob

    PlumbBobBob Guest

    yes the new turbo rads don't come with plugs and screws. probably because of the many different types of wall requiring different fixings

    btw turbo rads are british made in south wales from british steel
     
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  11. Ray Stafford

    Ray Stafford Guest

    Turborad is our own brand, but is made for us by QRL, (Quinn radiators, formerly Barlo radiators) manufactured in sunny Newport.

    However, I am pretty sure that we have a huge stillage of the 10mm plugs and coach screws, so if you chat up your local branch or usual contact, you might get lucky and squirrel a few away!
     
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  12. Jay The Plumber

    Jay The Plumber Active Member

    cant find the new turbo rads on the site..
     
  13. bert large

    bert large Plumber GSR

    Mark out the holes in the brackets & screw 4" #12 screws right into the thermolite block, no rawl plugs or pilot drill. Works a treat.
    I was sceptical when a builder told me about it but it works.
    You need to position the bracket on the wall, hold it & screw the first screw in through the bracket so there is no need to remove the screw to fit the bracket.
     
  14. Ray Stafford

    Ray Stafford Guest

    No, we have not put them up yet, as we are still building stocks at our central distribution centre, and have shed loads of Heatline to clear. However, they will be going on the site as soon as we have a full range in stock.

    Some of the branches have them already, but the branches tend to only keep between 70 and 100 faster moving sizes, out of a total of closer to 200 sizes in all.
     
  15. Mgrant

    Mgrant Member

    Would I need to drill with a 6mm drill bit and tap in a brown plug to make it tighter?
     
  16. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Depends on plug our Browns use a 7mm hole or 5.5 for red plugs

    Depends on wall try a 6mm first can always go up to 7mm
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2017
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