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  • FIXING FOAMEX TO INTERIOR WALL WITH NO FIXINGS

     Warren Beard updated 13 years ago 8 Members · 30 Posts
  • George Elsmore

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    September 20, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    someone on here posted this idea


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  • Warren Beard

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    September 20, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks George, that’s what Andy was suggesting. I suppose it wouldn’t look too bad with it 10mm away from the wall.

    My other problem is if they want me to only supply so they can fit, would this still be the best way to do it? It would still be easy for them I suppose 😕

    cheers

    Warren

  • Peter Munday

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    I have used this method and I used PVC pipe glue from B & Q it worked a treat.

    Peter

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    This might be a stupid question but how to you cut the 45 degree angle 😕

  • Steve Morgan

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve just got hold of some samples of a product called ‘poppits’ from Bighead Fasteners in Bournmouth.
    They look like they could be very useful and would certainly be ok to fit a piece of board to a flat surface.
    I’ve used some of their bighead fasteners with success on the backs of flat cut letters.

    Telephone 01202 574601 or http://www.bighead.co.uk.

    Steve

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 2:51 pm
    quote Peter Munday:

    I have used this method and I used PVC pipe glue from B & Q it worked a treat.

    Peter

    Would this be the same stuff?

    http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro … 3&ts=99855

  • Peter Normington

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    September 20, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Manfred Didier uses this type of fitting, it comes in lengths, fix a strip to the wall and small pieces to the foamex, I think he may be able to supply you some, maybe to late for this job,, but its a commercial version of Andy’s Idea

    Peter


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  • Steve Morgan

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    September 20, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    An idea I used some time ago to get myself out of trouble when the shops were shut.
    A bit of a bodge really because you need to glue 6mm and 5mm strips together to make the hook section and then another piece on the bottom of the panel to keep in hanging vertical, but it works provided the lengths aren’t too long and you make sure the glue joints are sound.

    Steve


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  • Warren Beard

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    September 20, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    quote Peter Normington:

    Manfred Didier uses this type of fitting, it comes in lengths, fix a strip to the wall and small pieces to the foamex, I think he may be able to supply you some, maybe to late for this job,, but its a commercial version of Andy’s Idea

    Peter

    These look good Peter but how would I attach it to the Foamex?

  • Peter Normington

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    vhb tape or serious stuff glue and a couple of small self tappers, if using 10mm foam. I had a spec sheet somewhere will try and find it, they also come in a larger version for heavy panels.

    Peter

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    quote Peter Normington:

    vhb tape or serious stuff glue and a couple of small self tappers, if using 10mm foam. I had a spec sheet somewhere will try and find it, they also come in a larger version for heavy panels.

    Peter

    Cheers Peter

    great help as always :thumbup2:

  • Andrew Boyle

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    http://www.blackburnsmetals.com/blackbu … tions.html

    used to be baco…….I think

    I know another company that makes them in 2 sizes SAA with fixing holes every 200mm can fwd web link tomorrow if you want…like this

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 9:14 pm
    quote Andrew Boyle:

    http://www.blackburnsmetals.com/blackburns/27/misc.sections.html

    used to be baco…….I think

    I know another company that makes them in 2 sizes SAA with fixing holes every 200mm can fwd web link tomorrow if you want…like this

    Hi Andrew

    If you could please send me the link I would be very grateful.

    Thanks mate

    Warren

  • Andrew Boyle

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    September 20, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    http://www.goodingalum.com/product-info.html

    was thinking it was the name of a place Godalming or something 😕
    does work out a wee bit expensive if using full lengths [x2x2!]……..use smaller cut sections or just a top section and a spacer at the back on the bottom 😕 😀


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  • Peter Normington

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    September 20, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    the best solutions, are always the simplest, that’s a very good link Andrew

    Thanks

    Peter

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks Andrew, those look great.

    wonder what min order is and price 😕

    cheers

    Warren

  • Andrew Boyle

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    maybe something like £7 a length if I remember correctly but then you need 4 in total for top and bottom….can work out expensive especially when you add on carriage [the pdf says no minimum order]…………. 😀 😀

  • James Martin

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    good thread, I wanna try that now.

  • Peter Normington

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    You probably wouldnt need 4 lengths per board, just a few inches every so often…..

    Peter

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    Will it have to have it top and bottom? I’m sure if it was only at the top with a piece of Foamex glued at the bottom to keep it off the wall it would work OK 😕

  • Andrew Boyle

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    radiator fixing bracket from B&Q (?)

    all true……..small sections and foamex……clean the aluminum with iso and fix vhb the longer the length the more secure

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    also, how well does VHB stick to mill finish Ali? I heard it is not a good finish and turns powdery after a while? will the tape hold it’s bond?

  • Peter Normington

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Warren stop asking questions, and get on with it, you have the confidence,
    😀
    trust your insticts…

    Mill finish as with any finish needs to be clean, and a light rub with emery paper, wire wool or scotch pad followed by any iso will prepare the surface
    Only exposed bare surfaced ally will oxidise, but it takes a long time, and usually requires an electro static? reaction (two disimilar metals in contact)

    Peter

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    September 20, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    OK I’m off then…………………

    …….. maybe tomorrow then :lol1:

    cheers Peter

    Warren

  • Andrew Boyle

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    September 20, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    loads of ways to do it……… 😀 night


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  • Peter Normington

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    September 20, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    another 😀

    OK only Kidding


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  • Ian Higgins

    Member
    September 21, 2007 at 11:24 am

    The first drawing on here is called a Johnsons Cleat!!

    Got a spec sheet for a job we were doing from the USA and it kept mentioning the fixings had to be Johnsons Cleats.. Took ages to find out what one was!!

    Cheers

    Ian

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    October 11, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    quote Steve Morgan:

    An idea I used some time ago to get myself out of trouble when the shops were shut.
    A bit of a bodge really because you need to glue 6mm and 5mm strips together to make the hook section and then another piece on the bottom of the panel to keep in hanging vertical, but it works provided the lengths aren’t too long and you make sure the glue joints are sound.

    Steve

    Update, used this method in the end but only used 5mm foamex bonded together, all went well and all the brackets fitted in to each other no problem.

    Thanks for all the input.

    cheers

    Warren

    (p.s – Thanks to Dave Rowland for the help with the prints)


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  • Lynn Normington

    Member
    October 11, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    they all look propped up on a bench to me Warren 😳

    Lynn

  • Warren Beard

    Member
    October 11, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

    I thought the front looked better than the back :lol1: :lol1: 😉 😉 😉 😉

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