Toilet Roll Holder - Keeps Coming Loose


Old 12-14-16, 07:51 AM
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Toilet Roll Holder - Keeps Coming Loose

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The toilet roll wall holder in my bathroom is causing me a real headache. The screws on the little arms keep coming loose and the roll keeps slipping out and falling onto the floor.
I have retightened the screws several times - very tight - but somehow they keep coming loose.

How does this keep happenning??

Maybe the threads are danaged or something. Anyone know how to fix
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Old 12-14-16, 08:55 AM
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You are using plastic anchors, not just screws, aren't you?
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Paper Holder

I think the OP is referring to the screws on the underside of the brackets in the top photo.
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Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 from Loctite Adhesives

It would help if you mentioned where you're located since these are worldwide products. Non-US doesn't tell us much.

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OP is located in UK......
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Sorry folks, yes... I am UK based.

I am referring to the two screws on the under side of the unit, not the screws into the wall.
They are just metal screws, no plastic anchors. As far as I'm aware it didn't come with plastic anchors.

I found a tip online that said to use some clear nail polish.

I dabbed some nail polish into each of the holes and tightened the screws in good and tight. Hopefully that will do the trick.
The thing is, I won't know if it has worked for a week or two as I don't want to play around with them to see if they're still tight.

But I'll know if it hasn't worked... if the toilet roll goes running across the floor again!
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The nail polish should work similar to Locktite. Not sure how long it would take it to dry since it really isn't exposed to air but I wouldn't think it would take a week, maybe a day or so.
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