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Re: Is the wall strong enough?
Reply #5 - Aug 29th, 2018, 10:21am
 
You maybe able to tap the plasterboard with your knuckle and hear any studs, as it will be a solid sound against a hollow sound.

could be horizontally or vertically
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Re: Is the wall strong enough?
Reply #4 - Aug 28th, 2018, 8:48pm
 
woodsmith wrote on Aug 28th, 2018, 8:15am:
You can fit radiators onto sound plasterboard using hollow wall anchors but the plasterboard needs to be firmly fixed to studding. If it's a stud wall and someone plasterboarded over where there was previously a door they should have added some timber to brace the plasterboard. You can check by using a stud finder, set it on metal detection and look for the lines of screws.


Thanks woodsmith, I’ll defo need to get a stud finder as I’m not sure exactly what was done. Hopefully he did put some timber in the hole so it will be an easy fix!
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Re: Is the wall strong enough?
Reply #3 - Aug 28th, 2018, 8:45pm
 
thescruff wrote on Aug 27th, 2018, 10:52pm:
one should fit noggins to take the radiator brackets so depends on the weight, is the door still in place or did you build a stud wall in the gap


Hi thescruff, I got a builder in to plasterboard the wall. The door was removed and plasterboard added to each side in line with the wall. I’m not sure if he added extra beams or how he did it, now it’s been plastered over so I need to check into this. Thanks for the input Smiley
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Re: Is the wall strong enough?
Reply #2 - Aug 28th, 2018, 8:15am
 
You can fit radiators onto sound plasterboard using hollow wall anchors but the plasterboard needs to be firmly fixed to studding. If it's a stud wall and someone plasterboarded over where there was previously a door they should have added some timber to brace the plasterboard. You can check by using a stud finder, set it on metal detection and look for the lines of screws.
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Reply #1 - Aug 27th, 2018, 10:52pm
 
one should fit noggins to take the radiator brackets so depends on the weight, is the door still in place or did you build a stud wall in the gap
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Is the wall strong enough?
Aug 27th, 2018, 9:48pm
 
Hi all,
I’m in the middle of renovating my kitchen, I recently removed a door and the hole was plasterboarded and then plastered over. I’m hoping to mount a vertical radiator where the door used to be but not sure if the plasterboard is strong enough? It’s a stud wall but no studs where the door was (obviously!) however to get the radiator centered in the middle of the wall it would have to go over this plasterboard. Please can anyone advise?
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