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Fixing onto Fibre cement external cladding

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Fixing onto Fibre cement external cladding

Brabantia Wallfix Rotary Fold Away 24M Clothes Line.pngHi All,

I have external fibre cement cladding that is already fixed onto studs of the house.

I am about to install a Brabantia Wall fix foldable clothesline. The clothesline bracket required 4 x bolts which I know I can get 2 x bolts on the left-hand top and bottom into a stud. The other 2 bolts which is the righthand side will be fixed to the cladding with no stud behind. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a toggle type bolt or even stainless or galvanised so it doesn't rust.

 

See youtube video of mounting instructions to give an idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX__8Pwfdgs

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Re: Fixing onto Fibre cement external cladding

Hi @rexilla99,

 

Let me tag @Brad for you to see if he might like to kick off the discussion and share how we would tackle this project. 

 

Otherwise @MitchellMc will be happy to help when he is back online tomorrow morning. 

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

 

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Re: Fixing onto Fibre cement external cladding

Hi @rexilla99,

 

If you wish to use toggles then the  Ramset 3-16 x 50mm Round Head Gravity Toggles 4 Pack would be suitable. You should add a small washer to increase the screws head size as it is smaller than the current bolt head size.

 

You might like to have a look at hanging a wall mount clothesline, as we discuss some issues around toggles in this application. Since you are able to get at least two bolts into a stud, you might wish to go with the toggles for the other two. Another option would be to mount a piece of timber to the stud with several screws and toggles to stabilise it. You could then mount the clothesline to the timber.

 

Mitchell

 

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