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Old 05-14-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default Towel Racks, Medicine Cabinet - 230DS

I just read on another thread that to find the studs you can look for the staples in the wall. In the 230DS bathroom, they are solid sheets of paneling. Where would I find the studs? Can I measure from the door frame or wall corners out "X" number of inches to find the studs? We really need to put towel racks and a light medicine chest over the sink.

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:44 AM   #2
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We were looking to put a towel rack in as well. I was thinking of using an expanding shower curtain rod and running it close along the front wall, as high over the sink/toilet as I could get.

I would simply use your knuckle and tap on the wall, you'll hear the tone of the tap change when you run over the stud. You may even be able to gently press on the paneling and feel a stud. I think if I were mounting even a light weight medicine cabinet, I would use a liberal amount of construction adhesive as well as screws just to be on the safe side.

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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we don't use a towel rack per se...we use large "3M Command Hooks" that are available in brushed nickel that matches the rest of the hardware in the FunFinder. We also use the Command Hook refill strips to mount things like toilet paper holders, television signal strength meter, clock, etc. and other wall mounted items. Great things...they hold like construction adhesive, but, release without leaving marks on the items or walls when you need to move something.

I'm not sure what you consider "light" in medicine cabinets, but, the "heavy duty" Command strips are rated at 5lbs per strip...a series of 4 across the top and 3 or 4 on the bottom would support 20-30 lbs without drilling into the walls or worrying about hitting wall studs. Since the weight is a vertical shear force, the paneling alone should be adequate to support the weight. The heaviest load we have on a Command strip is the dirty clothes bag...it hangs on a single 5lb large Command Hook on the back wall above the bathtub (the cat's litter box). It gets much heavier than 5lbs and has to take the most sever bouncing (being on the back wall) and it hasn't loosened or budged in almost 30,000 miles of travel.



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