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Old 03-11-2021, 08:30 PM   #21
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Answer these questions

Answer these questions:
1) Does this go only through a sheet of fiberglass?
If yes, go to (2)
If no, use screws as described in (2)

2) Is there any backing behind it?
If yes, use the proper size wood screws. If they don't hold and the fixture will accept the next size wood screws, use those.
If no, go to (3)

3) Or do you have access to put some backing behind it?
If yes, put a board behind the screw, as you saw in the cabinet extension bracket pictures yesterday. Then use a machine-threaded screw through the fiberglass and wood, with a nut and washer on the back side.
If no, go to (4)

4) Can you use well nuts?
These come in varying sizes that accept different sized machine screws. Take your fixture to the store. Find the largest sized machine screw that fits in the fixture. Then buy well nuts of the same size. Drill holes to match the outside diameter of the well nuts. Problems are:
You need to make big holes for these to fit.
You need at least 5/8" depth to insert these.
Your bracket will stand off the wall by the thickness of the well nut flange
If you are okay with each of these issues, use well nuts.
If not, go to (5)
5) Use plastic anchors. Buy an assortment like this. Make sure they have a flange at the big end like these, so the anchor doesn't get pushed right through the wall. Pick a size that accepts your current screws. Drill the wall to the specified size. You will have to press hard or tap to get it in place. It will expand when the screw is driven in.

6) Or you could put the screws back in and take the trailer back to the dealer and ask him to tighten them.
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Old 03-11-2021, 09:44 PM   #22
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Answer these questions:
1) Does this go only through a sheet of fiberglass?
If yes, go to (2)
If no, use screws as described in (2)

2) Is there any backing behind it?
If yes, use the proper size wood screws. If they don't hold and the fixture will accept the next size wood screws, use those.
If no, go to (3)

3) Or do you have access to put some backing behind it?
If yes, put a board behind the screw, as you saw in the cabinet extension bracket pictures yesterday. Then use a machine-threaded screw through the fiberglass and wood, with a nut and washer on the back side.
If no, go to (4)

4) Can you use well nuts?
These come in varying sizes that accept different sized machine screws. Take your fixture to the store. Find the largest sized machine screw that fits in the fixture. Then buy well nuts of the same size. Drill holes to match the outside diameter of the well nuts. Problems are:
You need to make big holes for these to fit.
You need at least 5/8" depth to insert these.
Your bracket will stand off the wall by the thickness of the well nut flange
If you are okay with each of these issues, use well nuts.
If not, go to (5)
5) Use plastic anchors. Buy an assortment like this. Make sure they have a flange at the big end like these, so the anchor doesn't get pushed right through the wall. Pick a size that accepts your current screws. Drill the wall to the specified size. You will have to press hard or tap to get it in place. It will expand when the screw is driven in.

6) Or you could put the screws back in and take the trailer back to the dealer and ask him to tighten them.
Larry.
thank you for the fine explanation.. I went through your scenario and I'm on #5 . I think that is the best one to do and will tighten it. So same thing with dry wall.
drill hole big enough for the anchor to go in. and use the same screw. My only concern is the length. I wish they make anchor that are smaller in length. I guess I can cut half off?

thank you
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:27 AM   #23
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Lol. I was thinking screw loose, tighten it! I like yours. We all have a screw loose, especially these days! That's all I will say about that one...
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:30 AM   #24
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:35 AM   #25
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Lol. My first thought was tighten it. I like yours better. We all have a screw loose or two. As now days with all that is going on... that is all I better say about that one.😊
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Old 03-12-2021, 05:56 PM   #26
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Lol. My first thought was tighten it. I like yours better. We all have a screw loose or two. As now days with all that is going on... that is all I better say about that one.[emoji4]
Seems like wmtire gets more than his share of "loose screws" passing through his shop.[emoji41]
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Old 03-12-2021, 09:59 PM   #27
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Larry.
thank you for the fine explanation.. I went through your scenario and I'm on #5 . I think that is the best one to do and will tighten it. So same thing with dry wall.
drill hole big enough for the anchor to go in. and use the same screw. My only concern is the length. I wish they make anchor that are smaller in length. I guess I can cut half off?

thank you
Yes, you can easily cut those anchors off. Use a diagonal cutters or a strong pair of scissors.
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Old 03-15-2021, 06:50 PM   #28
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Loose screws

Stop into a hardware store, Lowe’s or Home Depot and go to the plumbing section and purchase two part epoxy putty that is used for small leaks. Mix the two parts together into a small ball and force it into the holes. It will Cure and harden up like a rock after about 30 minutes. Drill a small pilot hole and put screws back in. I repair a lot of hinge screw hole like that and it works great. Good luck.
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Old 03-15-2021, 06:57 PM   #29
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Usually I just smack the ole lady and tell her

"Tighten up ole heavy, tighten up!"
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Old 03-15-2021, 07:04 PM   #30
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hi,

i took out the outside bracket of the shower and when i try to put it back in i notice two of the screw cannot screw in tight. It just keep on turning. Anything to add to it so i can make it tight again?

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use j/b weld [ slow drying] then drill and tap
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Old 03-15-2021, 07:20 PM   #33
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these are great for fixing holes in wood or metal


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I have some of those and they work well. I just used a piece to repair stripped hole where the awning latch attaches to the foot of the awning support. The toothpick method would not work because it was not going into wood and the material needs to be thicker to support and wedge the toothpicks in place, even with wood glue.
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