| >One of the ends for a towel bar in our bathroom is sagging due to
| >degraded drywall behind it, and I'm not sure how to fix it.
| >The holder was sagging a bit when we bought the house. It looks as if
| >the previous owners did a very poor job of cutting the hole to install
| >originally or the bar was yanked down, damaging the drywall. Either
| >way, I've got a too large hole surrounded by weakened drywall, crumbly
| >When I reinstalled after painting, I used a larger spring toggle, which
| >helped cinch the thing up tighter for a while, but the drywall is still
| >weak and the weight of wet towels has just dragged it down again.
| >The only solution I've come up with is to cut a good square chunk of
| >the drywall out, install a patch secured by repair clips, cover with
| >compound, sand and repaint. I'd really rather not go to that extent,
| >but I can't think of another option.
| >Anyone have any other suggestions?
| Its either that, or mount a plank on the outside of the drywall
| that covers both mounting-points on the towel-rod, and which
| screws into at least two studs, and then mount the towel-rod
| to the plank. (Or shorten the rod so that both mounting points
| hit studs anyway.)
1. Cut out the crumbly drywall.
2. Cut a piece of ply about 1 - 2 inches larger than the hole.
3. Staple a string to the middle of the ply.
4. Insert the ply to be a backer board for the drywall
5. Secure ply to good drywall via drywall screws.
6. Apply new drywall patch.
7. Paint and powder as required.
8. Drill proper sized hole for towel rod mounting screws.
9. Re-install towel rod.
10. Have a brew and congratulate self on a job well done.