further to my previous ever more despairing posts:
I now have the WHB screwed to the wall and level.
The screws going up at about 35 degrees from the bottom of the WHB are not
exactly efficient in holding the whole thing on the wall.
If you wanted to hang something this big and heavy efficiently then you
would put the screw holes horizontally in the top so the turning moment (I
think that is the right term) would try to force the bottom of the WHB
through the wall and the screws would also provide vertical support.
With the screw holes at the bottom the turning moment tries to peel the top
of the WHB away from the wall.
[And is doing a partially successful job]
The downwards force is not at right angles to the screw, so the resultant
force also tries to ease the screws out of the wall.
Try thinking of a shelf bracket fixed only at the bottom most point with an
upwards slanting screw.
Visualise the shelf slowly peeling off the wall :-(
So the whole thing is not robust without relying on the pedestal for
However now the pedestal is finally screwed to the floor the lack of
precision in the casting is even more obvious.
The pedestal touches the bottom of the WHB at only one point - elsewhere
there are gaps of various widths.
Packing the pedestal at the bottom does not seem a viable option due to the
irregular nature of the gap between pedestal and WHB.
I have everything sound and secure at the moment by using a couple of
wedges, but this is not pretty.
I was going to fill the gap with Silicone Sealant, but I am concerned that
this will be too flexible and will not provide a rigid support for the WHB
Is there an alternative sealant which will set hard like mortar and so
provide a rigid support, but which is white and suitable for use with
I can even see myself resorting to mortar, with a bead of silicone sealant
to hide the awfulness.
Suggestions gratefully received.