Trying to affix a Wickes "Missouri" towel rail to the bathroom wall. I've
done what I thought was going to be the hard part - drilling through the
tiles, and attaching the base plates, but now I'm failing miserably to
attach the "cup" with the grubscrews to those base plates. The instructions
say "...Attach the base plate(s) to the wall with the screws provided. Place
the product directly over the base and push flush against the wall or door.
Ensure the product is straight and tighten the grub screws." I just can't
see how that works. If I screw the baseplate firmly to the wall, the grubs
can't get between baseplate and wall, hence can't grip. If the baseplates
are a couple of mm away from the wall, the whole assembly just flops about.
Am I doing something fundamentally wrong?
My bathroom fittings sound the same.
The base plates have lips/flanges around them, then when the fitting over
the plate,grub screw gos in parallel to the wall,securing against the lip.
There may be a recess on the lip for the grub screw.
My towel rail (and other bathroom fittings) is similar with flanged base
I wonder if you've fitted the base plates the wrong way round, with the
flange against the wall. With the flange away from the wall the grub screw
can grip the back of the flange without fouling the wall.
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