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Secure Fixing to the Walls
The vertical Wall Stripping should be screw-fixed to rigid solid walls or wall studs.
The Wall Stripping should
be fixed to the plaster sheeting of plaster walls using Wallmates or similar devices - fix to the timber or steel studs that support the plaster sheets.
The Wall Stripping has 5mm fixing holes every 200mm. The Wall Stripping should be screw fixed through every hole to maximise the weight carrying capacity of the shelving.
Ensure that the Wall Stripping is installed to a level horizontal line
Use a laser level, large spirit level or water-filled tubing to make sure the Wall Stripping is installed level.
Many floors are undulating or sloping. Installing the Wall Stripping off floor level may result in an unleveled installation with sloping or undulating shelves.
900mm is the maximum recommended horizontal spacing of the Wall Stripping for most applications.
The actual horizontal spacings are often dependent on the spacing of the studs in plaster walls. Timber studs in older buildings are typically 450mm apart. Steel framing in more modern building is often 600mm apart. Use a Studfinder to locate the position of the studs.
The horizontal spacing of the Wall Stripping installed on concrete or brick walls is often determined by aesthetics with the Stripping installed with equal spacing to fill the wall length exactly.
Heavy applications may require the Wall Stripping to be installed every 600mm or 450mm.
For most applications screws 40mm or longer are used.
8 gauge, self tapping, zinc plated, Phillips slot (or Pozidrive), dome head screws are typically used for steel framing or hard timber studs. More agressive wood screws are recommended for softer timber studs like pine.
Plastic plugs and compatible screws are recommended for most brick or concrete walls.
Special fixings may be required for soft sandstone or brick walls - ask you hardware store or specialist fastenings supplier for advice
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