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Discuss Grip It fixings useless? in the Central Heating Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

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  1. Bogart

    Bogart Member

    Decided to try these out to affix a radiator to a plasterboard wall. Is it me or are they crap. Use sounds easy but I cannot get on with them. Drill the hole fit the thing into the hole is fine. Now turn the centre with a screwdriver to open the wings. Two problems the screwdriver required is a flat bladed one of an odd size. I have searched my screwdrivers and cannot find one of the correct size either too small to operate the cam or too large to fit into the slots. Other problem is the cam setup is plastic and easily mangled, I managed that no problem! Will be returing to you know where.
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Never used them as I can't see how plasterboard will handle 60kw plus
     
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  3. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    It's you, there's a bit of a knack. The blues (x4) are rated to supporting 100+ kg or over 25kg each. You need a large flat head to to open the "wings" but I prefer hollow wall anchors.
     
  4. bogrodder

    bogrodder GSR

    Can’t see what’s wrong with the tried and tested expanding type, that’s used with the gun setting tool.
     
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  5. Bogart

    Bogart Member

    Biggest one says will support 113kg about which I do not disagree as they talk of sheer loading ie a wall is different to if one wanted to affix the rad to a ceiling, now there is an idea would free up wall space!
     
  6. Bogart

    Bogart Member

    I am not sure how they rate them as blue is supposed to be 113Kg which I assume is per fixing but again we are talking sheer loadings.
     
  7. Bogart

    Bogart Member

    Agree fully with that is tried and tested and once you have got the gun is way cheaper.
     
  8. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Brolly fixings for me not found anything that comes close , kop
     
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  9. Bogart

    Bogart Member

    My opinion now is that there are much better solutions out there. As they are relatively new I thought I would give them a try.:eek:
     
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  10. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    I got given some as a sample when they first came out. Tried them in my own house to fix WC cistern to plasterboard wall. They worked well. I used the little red ones that you just turn the metal cams out with a little screwdriver. No idea how the big blue ones with the central screw work. Too expensive to use professionally, and never really felt the need.
     
  11. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Never heard of them Mr Kopsta , enlighten me !!
     
  12. Cailean

    Cailean Active Member

    I was given a sample here on the old forum by the manufacturer to test and I just didn't like them. For really heavy rads, I prefer M8 and M10 toggle bolts. Ok you lose the cavity toggle if you undo them, but it's rare that I have to remove the brackets from a new radiator from a wall, so this is rarely an issue. Other wise I use good old reliable brolly fixings and a setting tool.
     
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  13. Phil

    Phil Plumber

    Yes me too, the inventor is now a multi millionaire and was on Dragons Den and everything and fair play to him but I have to say I hate them, absolutely pointless. Umberella fixings for me.
     
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  14. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    You must of used these Town .

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  15. Cailean

    Cailean Active Member

    I've got that orange version at the bottom. It's fine as long as it gets a wee drop of oil to lube it every now and then or it sticks.