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Old 06-24-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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How to fix Ceramic towel rack that got knocked out of the wall? There are 2 square holes now on each side to the wall?


I have 2 square holes in the wall and I also have the bar, and the 2 ceramic ends to the towel rack and I was wondering , How I secure those back in the wall?

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Old 06-24-2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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I have 2 square holes in the wall and I also have the bar, and the 2 ceramic ends to the towel rack and I was wondering , How I secure those back in the wall?

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Old 06-24-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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His and hers?

You could use a bit of tile mastic but PL Premium might be best.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #5
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Tile Mastic IS NOT a proper adhesive for towel bars.

How deep are the holes?
What's the wall made of?
What type of adhesive was used previously, does it look like cement?
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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Tile Mastic IS NOT a proper adhesive for towel bars.

How deep are the holes?
What's the wall made of?
What type of adhesive was used previously, does it look like cement?

No disrespect Bud, but you are asking questions which any tiler or bathroom renovator has seen way too often. The OP is asking for a solution...not a rebuild. To ask how deep and material says nothing.
I already knew what she meant.

Tile mastic works well as an adhesive if given time to dry. My pref was PL which would be stronger, regardless of the surface from where the rack came off.

I have come across a ton of the white/clear towel racks..as well as soap dishes which have fallen off.

My advice is earnest..if you have an opposing view, state it (sans CAPS)
and I will read read it but please don't usurp my knowledge. I wouldn't do that to you.
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I have come across a ton of the white/clear towel racks..as well as soap dishes which have fallen off.
Likely because they were all installed with mastic as the installers breezed through the installation and installed the towel bars the same as the tile. I rest my case.

Tile Mastic IS NOT a proper adhesive for towel bars.

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How deep are the holes?
This was asked in an effort to determine if this could possibly be a mud job installation. If it is steps have to be taken to repair the holes in the wall, remove the old mortar, and reattach the holders.

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What's the wall made of?
This was asked in an effort to determine if the walls are clad with drywall.

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What type of adhesive was used previously, does it look like cement?
This was asked in an effort to determine if the adhesive was brown, yellow, or grey. A response to this question could determine if mastic was in fact the culprit to begin with.

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How to fix Ceramic towel rack that got knocked out of the wall?
The OP didn't mention how they got "knocked out of the wall". Towel bars properly installed don't just get "knocked out of a wall" that easily. Towel bars installed with mastic do.

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you are asking questions which any tiler or bathroom renovator has seen way too often.
True, but nicki isn't claiming to be a bathroom renovator.

Different installers use different methods and there should be room for both of us here. Any "qualified" installer knows that tile mastic IS NOT SUITABLE FOR FIXTURE INSTALLATIONS. In fact, most of the product labels state this plainly in the instructions "Limitations".

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My advice is earnest..if you have an opposing view, state it (sans CAPS) and I will read read it but please don't usurp my knowledge.
OK, there you have it. The OP can take it for what it's worth.
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Silicone caulk is a fine adhesive for ceramic towel bars---you will want to use some strong tape to hold the items for 24 hours.---Mike---
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Ceramic/Porcelin bar replacement
Your in Oakville & I am in Toronto. Where can I get a replacement for a square, 24" long bar and the two 'spring ends' for same?
It's the type of unit, although square, does not seat as a square in the ends. Regards, CM


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