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Old 07-30-20, 04:18 PM
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How to replace bathroom towel/toilet paper racks

I would like to replace the dated towel rack and toilet paper holder in my bathroom. The are made out of porcelain and cemented into the wall circa 2003. How do I remove them and then fill the holes so it blends in with the rest of the wall? Then I need to make sure it is strong enough to mount the new towel rack and toilet paper holder. Here are pics of what I have and what I want to install. Of course I am only using 2 of the new items.



 
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Old 07-30-20, 04:59 PM
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2 ways I can think of. both will need drywall repair. Putty knife behind mounts and pry out. Second way is a hammer and break them.
 
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Old 07-30-20, 05:02 PM
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Ok I figured removal would be the easier part. I more concerned with getting a smooth patch that will hold the new towel rack. Not sure what to use to adhere the drywall.
 
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Old 07-30-20, 05:07 PM
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Best way is to cut a bigger slab out, be sure to cut mid stud so you have nailer. On something like that the bigger the replacement drywall is the cleaner it will look.
 
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Cool. Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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Old 07-31-20, 04:49 AM
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No, we have similar.

There are tapered metal brackets behind them, someone has just caulked them to the wall.

Cut the caulk away and they will slide upward, nothing needs to be busted off!
 
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