Loose handrail support

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Old 08-18-19, 10:00 AM
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Loose handrail support

So one of the supports on a staircase handrail has loosened in the wall. The support screws into a 10mm nylon anchor in a wall made of standard clay bricks. The screw is integral to the support so I can't just move to a bigger anchor.

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Old 08-18-19, 10:21 AM
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It's tough when you are trying to anchor to anything that isn't solid. Best thing I could suggest is to use a bracket that only has one center hole, then use a toggle to go inside the hollow clay brick. I assume that's the type of brick you are talking about?

A little nylon anchor just isn't going to cut it.
 
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sleeper, these aren't hollow bricks, they're just normal bricks covered in plaster. All the rest of the anchors are fine and have shown no signs loosening, what happened is I tripped and fell and while the railing kept me from falling down the steps, I managed to loosen the leading support..
 
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Then go with the next larger size of anchor and screw. You could also use epoxy to glue the anchor in place if needed.
 
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I canít do that because the screw part is integrated into the railing support.

Could I fill the hole with quikrete and then redrill or is that doomed to failure?
 
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Here is a picture

 
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No, like I said, fill the hole with epoxy, and butter the sides of the anchor then shove your anchor in. A 2 part paste epoxy like PC7 would work well, provided the hole is clean (Not dusty).

Brace the handrail tight to the wall by using a board against the opposite wall if you can, while the epoxy sets up.
 
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Thanks! Iíll give that a try and let you know how it goes.
 
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