I’m Shannon from host improvements calm in today’s article I’m going to show you
How To Hang A Towel Rack in Bathroom Best Way To Express
just a standard towel bar like most people have in their own home, into a drywall wall, and in this case, there are no studs. That we’re going to hit, sometimes you might be able to hit one stud on that on one bracket.
But in this case, we’re between studs, so we’re going to use a method that I like to use, which is using one of these little butterfly toggle bolts. Once we get it all marked out, we use this bolt system. I’ll twist us it here, so you use the bracket which comes with the towel bar and these bolts you’ll have to purchase on your own most and will come with this you drill a big enough hole in the correct position stick this through the drywall.
Tighten Up Back Against The Drywall
These little things open up, and then when you tighten the bolt, these tighten up back against the drywall. It makes it solid it’s a lot better than those little plastic anchors or most of the other fasteners. This will make the towel bar excellent and solid. I only use the center hole most of the other times. With other anchors, you’re going to use two holes, but I use the center hole. I put a little dab of construction adhesive on the back, too you’re going to see all that.
So, start with obviously you choose your location we need to figure out and mark the wall. I like to use some painter’s tape, so it doesn’t damage the paint or anything, so you’ll decide the height that you want to be at and stick a row or two of tape on and you’ll decide your height whatever you want it to be depending on the objects.
Put A Level Line On The Wall How To Hang A Towel Rack
You have around I’ve chosen my height. I’m going to put a level line on the wall like that, and in this case, we’re centering it on the toilet. Let’s below us so approximate the Center of the toilet. I’m just going to transfer that up here, so we have a reference. Hence, there’s our centerline now. Our towel bar is a 24-inch towel bar generally speaking that will whatever length towel bar it is that’ll be Center to Center of your wall brackets.
However, double-check on your own I don’t know if the camera can even see this, so what happens is this bracket goes on the wall. This bracket goes on the wall, and then this doohickey thing that the bar goes in hangs off the bracket, so get it sitting in here, so the bracket will be there. We go rack that’s going to be on the wall back inside of this, whatever this foot or whatever you want to call it, and that’ll be secured to this bracket. Hence, you want to measure now. I can’t get it out if you want to measure from the Center.
Tightens that to the bracket for Hand A Towel Rack
This tiny screw tightens that to the bracket, so you want to put it on the rod to make sure they’re pushed tight together. You’re going to measure from that tiny set screw to get your center mark, and this one you have 24 inches should be fine most of these bars we’ve seen me take this off of here these ends off most of these bars you know you can buy one if you’ve got a custom cut it for the spot you want to hang it.
You can just cut this off of the hacksaw most of them, so if you need to shorten it up a bit just by a long enough length and cut it off, we decided that was going to be 24 inches Center to Center; I know that I’ve got my Center mark here on the toilet so I’m going to come over me 12 inches so I’ll be the Center of the first bracket.
And I can go back 24 inches to get the Center of my other one that’s right there, so with these anchors that I’ve got, I need to drill a half-inch hole. I know that seems a little extreme. However, you know you’ve got to be able to get that little spring-loaded clip back in there, so I’m going to drill a half-inch hole now you’re drilling into a wall do a little thinking ahead of time make sure you’re not going to drill into a pipe Electrical that sort of thing.
I know you can’t always tell that I should mention that I use the stud finder to see where my studs are, and I know I’m not going to hit one. I’ve got a pipe right here if there’s a pipe, but there’s no stud in this location, the studs right over here somewhere right there and my other studs somewhere here in the middle.
find that kind of thing out
So anyway, you can use a stud finder to find that kind of thing out. Just do a little bit of thinking if you’re anywhere in a wall that might have some plumbing in it or that sort of thing so that you’re not drilling a hole in a pipe and if you are going to drill a hole through the drywall and you’re not really sure to go nice and easy, so you don’t puncture right into a pipe if it happens you’re right they’re generally speaking they should be away and not raid against the back of the drywall as a rule.
But I’m not going to tell you that that’s going to happen every time, so drill carefully, so you don’t drill into something in the back, okay so there’s one bowl another one over here, and we’ll get our brackets set up with the little butterfly anchors on the back I may have to read these holes out half-inch might not be quite big enough.
Folded Up and Get Through The Drywall
However, we’ll give it a try, so you want to put it on pretty much right at the end because it needs room to be folded up and get through the drywall. It would help if you had a little extra room here than half an inch for the drywall thickness. It can get in the hole and and open up and I do need just dream this out just a little bit so that’s pushing in there and once it gets in so far you’ll kind of hear it open up and that’ll just hang there for eight now be sure when you go to tighten that that you’re actually turning the screw the right way to tighten it because if you don’t and you unscrew it the this this and will just fall off into the wall. You’re gonna have to get another one song and that being said if you go to take this down at a different date to move it or whatever yeah you’re gonna have to get new butterfly anchors because you’re gonna lose that little piece when you get it all done because you can’t get these out of the wall and through back through the hole with that piece on the back.
Get Rid Of This Tape Painters Tape
So I’ll just bring this one out I can actually get rid of this tape painters tape generally won’t damage a painted surface but I always compare –fill removing it just the same just to be sure you get the back you can wring this out a little bit. So that one opened up in there too and like I said I’m gonna put a little I want to use a little bit of a construction adhesive on the backside of this as well and I know with the way this is gonna be mounted on there that I’ve got a little bit of room up and down so I can put just a little dab above and below this the hole that I drilled and this will just keep it from swiveling and it’ll also keep it stuck to the wall a little better. There so now to get these started to get tightened up I’m just gonna grab ahold of the bracket and pull it towards me just a little bit so that that piece in the wall comes against the back of the drywall and spin this until it gets close just kind of get it want it orientated the right way for your bar.
Holes Gonna Be A Little Sloppy
And before I snuggle rate up because the holes gonna be a little sloppy there I’m just going to set the level on top of those mounting plates something’s gonna come down and just get it re leveled up you’re going like that and I don’t like to Snug them up with the drill so I’ll just take my screwdriver make sure I get them centered up again or standing vertically.
I mean I’ll just tighten it up with this there make sure they’re straight and a little bit of glue on the back there comes through the factory holes there I just kind of smeared around so it makes some good contact and we know what’s gonna stick now most all of these types of towel bars toilet paper holders all that kind of stuff they’re gonna have these little set screws right here so you’re gonna need one of these micro screwdrivers generally a flat one make sure the little tip of the let me just get rid of this so when you tighten it up. If you watch on this side the little point of this set screw it’s gonna start to stick out there you see it.
I am pulling it
I am pulling it you can see it right there so what that does is it just wedges itself in behind this bracket up in here and tightens the whole thing around there so you need the set screw to be in there it’s easier if it’s in started into this but you need it not to be sticking through on the inside too far that it inhibits you to get this on the wall okay so usually get the top hanging on that bracket first like so and it should pretty much hang there until you get these tightened up so just use your micro screwdriver again Snug these back up you shouldn’t get much resistance right off the start if you do you’ve probably not quite sitting in there ain’t spot but as it tightens up there it should be cooked on the wall there good and tight now you’re gonna get this rattling possibly a little bit and if you don’t want that you could actually put some construction adhesive in the ends of these and eventually that’ll dry and stick that on there good we’ve got that on there and you can’t know if your kid doesn’t chin up on it you might pull a hole the wall still.
Tight To The Wall For A Long Time
But this is gonna stay nice and tight to the wall for a long long time a lot better than the plastic wall anchors anyways okay so that’s what I like to use to attach my accessories in a bathroom or a kitchen. That sort of thing with these types of hardware to a hollow drywall surface. If you can drill into some wood or a stud in the back, it is even better, but if you can’t believe this is the next best alternative, thanks a lot for watching house improvements comm. If you like what we do here, give us a click on the thumbs-up icon below. You can make comments below the video as well. As always, if you have any questions, you can go to our forum page and post up any questions you have. Well, maybe this project or anything else. We’ll be sure to answer you, and if you want to do a little bit extra, you can always go to our Patron page or our PayPal and send us a little donation so we can keep doing what we do. Thanks a lot.