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How to mount dryer with no studs?

bect73
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How to mount dryer with no studs?

Hi can I please get some advice for mounting my dryer to hollow plasterboard wall in laundry please. There are no studs for me to anchor too. What are my options? Laundry is very small and only 1 wall that it can be mounted on. I’m in a rental property also.

martin1
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Re: How to mount dryer with no studs?

For gyprock wall there will be timber or metal studs unless the gyprock is glued directly onto masonry. If these don't line up with where you want to position the dryer brackets, cut a piece of timber eg 90 x 35 pine that is long enough to span two or more studs or even room corner to corner. Fix the timber firmly with construction adhesive and screws into the studs at the height you want then fix the dryer mounting brackets to the timber. Don't attempt to use gyprock only fixings.

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StevieB
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Re: hollow wall dryer mount

Hi @bect73,

 

Fantastic to see you back posting on Workshop after some time. It's also great to see that you've already received helpful advice from @martin1.

 

Our resident D.I.Y. expert @MitchellMc will be happy to help when he's back on the site tomorrow. In the meantime, you may want to check out this discussion: Laundry reno - working around stud placement.

 

Stevie

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: How to mount dryer with no studs?

Hi @bect73,

 

It's great to see you've received some excellent advice from @martin1. As they've mentioned, the only suitable option is to bridge the gap between the studs with timber. You should find the studs spaced 450mm apart and potentially in the corners if it is a tiny room. If you haven't already tried one, I'd suggest investing in a stud finder. Alternatively, if there are no studs available for some unusual reason, please post an image of the room, and our helpful members might have some alternative suggestions.

 

Mitchell

 

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