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#1 nercwys

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:07 pm

Hello all,I have just bought my gun cabinet-st3 model.
Im just wondering what bolts to use to afix it to a breeze block wall in my loft.
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:05 pm

Hello all,I have just bought my gun cabinet-st3 model.
Im just wondering what bolts to use to afix it to a breeze block wall in my loft.
cheers.

raw bolts & some raw bolt fix er it will set like concrete

#3 matt241075

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:16 pm

hi mate
all you need is some 50mm rawl bolts 12mm dia
these will cost you around £1 each,dont go longer than 50mm as your blocks are only 100mm thick so you may blow the back of the block and your bolts wont tighten.atb matt

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:51 pm

If it is a breeze block wall (and not concrete block) then to drill it I would recommend to drill with the hammer drill action off; and don't apply any pressure the drill will do the work.
I would use a stud anchor system, which should provide the maximum pull out resistance.
The trouble with expansion bolts in breeze block is that as they expand either the blocks crumble or they split. Concrete blocks have the tactile strength to resist splitting and therefore are much more suited to expansion bolts.

A resin anchored bolt offers no force to the block as it sets, but bonds to the block and will effect a better level of resistance, having not weekend the block.

I would recommend a two part epoxy resin anchor which can be applied from a silicone style skeleton gun.
I would recommend 100 mm threaded bolts, allowing 75mm embedment and 25mm protruding to fit into the cabinet and take the bolt.

NOTE: These are my recommendations for fixing to a breeze block wall, however I wouldn't recommend fixing to a breeze block wall if there was a concrete block wall alternative!

#5 nercwys

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:06 pm

Ok thanks lads,All done now its up.
Breeze blocks didn`t split.
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