Strenghtening a Shelf Bracket on a plasterboard wall

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Old 02-17-07, 03:31 PM
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Exclamation Strenghtening a Shelf Bracket on a plasterboard wall

I'm trying to fix a 60cm shelf to a plasterboard wall in my bathroom.

There are two brackets each fixed by 2 x 8 mm screws.
The brackets are formed into two rods which slide into the shelf itself, giving the effect of the shelf hanging in mid air.

I used 4 x plastic wall plugs and then screwed the brackets to the wall.

The problem is that the brackets are not flush to the wall, they hang down by a degree or two and the shelf consequently is not upright.

Can anyone suggest any way that I can strengthen these fastenings so that the brackets are held more firmly and flush against the wall?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 02-17-07, 07:20 PM
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You may want to use a product like EZ Toggles. They screw into the wall and once you go to fasten your bracket to the wall, the inside part, breaks away and follows the screw back flat against the wall. They will hold up to 90 lbs of vertical weight, and will tighten just fine against the wall.
 
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Old 02-18-07, 12:35 AM
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Smile EZ Toggles

Thanks for the advice - are these things easily available?
 
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Old 02-18-07, 06:59 PM
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They are in America, not sure about the UK. Most all home centers have them.
 
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