Hand Towel Ring Loose

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Old 12-08-12, 09:10 AM
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Hand Towel Ring Loose

The hand towel ring in our guest bath is coming out of the wall. It has One long bolt or screw and two smaller screws in wall anchors. I cant get to the screw heads. It looks like there is a small tab on the front, do I just pop that off, but how? This is probably very simple, but even that is beyond my normal area of proficiency. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 12-08-12, 09:29 AM
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Do yo have a brand name on the ring or approx how old? There are some new attachment systems out there, want to just double check before I make any suggestion. There could be a button at the front that pops off to access the screw. There could be a set screw underneath the base that you insert either an allen wrench or small screwdriver. Some of the newer ones from Delta you lift up on them to disengage the bracket. Most likely one of the first 2 suggestions. Once off, we will look at how to tighten it up.
 
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no idea on a brand name, but there is a button on front, do I pop it off with like a flat screwdriver? Thanks
 
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Old 12-08-12, 09:49 AM
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Yes, you may be able to pull it off with your fingers, it should be relatively easy.
 
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got that done, and it does reveal the head of one long screw, but I can't find the heads of the two smaller screws. It is primarily used by my 3 yr old and so it could just be yanked out of the wall. Do you think tightening will fix it, at leas temporarily.

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The set screw should tighten it up as long as the bracket behind it is well secured to the wall. If that bracket is loose, you'll need to tighten it up first.

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Old 12-08-12, 10:26 AM
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Unscrew the long screw, it should release the ring from the bracket. Then we need to try to repair the wall anchors that have pulled loose.
 
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done, and the bracket released. The anchors dont look split or broken.
 
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Old 12-08-12, 11:09 AM
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What do the anchors look like? Are they fat and threaded, or smooth with slits in the side?
 
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grey blue in color, fat with threads, thanks
 
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Old 12-08-12, 11:38 AM
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Threaded like a big screw or corkscrew, or rings that go around it, or stripes. A picture would help us gauge the size of the holes left in the drywall.
 
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Old 12-08-12, 11:56 AM
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after several tries cant get the pics to load, it has three threads on each side of the anchor, the slits do not go all the way around, hope that helps, thanks
 
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Old 12-08-12, 12:09 PM
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I would recommend the following anchor which should fit into the existing hole in your drywall. You then screw it into the hole. It grabs drywall as you screw it in. Then attach your bracket and towel ring.

Toggler Snapskru | Wall anchor installation, Install drywall anchor, Snapskru Installation
 
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sounds great, thanks again
 
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