Rigifix the best bolts I've ever used

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If like me you are looking to hang a tv , boiler or any other load onto a dot & dab or other external wall you can do no better than these. they are fantastic they grip better than a Rawl bolt especially into breeze block they do an m6 & m8 type, they're easy to fit. 12mm masonary bit into wall, rigi plug in then rigi in tighten with an Allen key, then put your bracket on an screw the additional Phillips screw into the bolt. I've used these on a tv & a boiler up to now & it's solid no need for resins or anything. Great stuff.
 

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If like me you are looking to hang a tv , boiler or any other load onto a dot & dab or other external wall you can do no better than these. they are fantastic they grip better than a Rawl bolt especially into breeze block they do an m6 & m8 type, they're easy to fit. 12mm masonary bit into wall, rigi plug in then rigi in tighten with an Allen key, then put your bracket on an screw the additional Phillips screw into the bolt. I've used these on a tv & a boiler up to now & it's solid no need for resins or anything. Great stuff.


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Would be nice to see a pic of one. Would it stand up to loads like a (big) sat dish in the wind?
 

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It would mate in my opinion. As for the pics I'm working on it I'm about as much use an an ashtray on a motorbike at this stuff
 

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You can get 10 for between 6-10 quid hardly breaking the bank considering how good they are.
 

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You can get 10 for between 6-10 quid hardly breaking the bank considering how good they are.
I tend to agree, it's worth paying a bit extra for the right kit. But what is the advantage in these over ordinary expansion bolts? I'll use four M8's on a 80~100cm dish (about 1€), and four or 6 M10's on a 1.4m (1.6~2€), depending on how sound the wall is.
 

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For myself the advantage on a dab wall was not having to wait for resin to go off on a rawl bolt as well as a rawl bolt trying to pull the plasterboard in for tightness. On masonary I can imagine the pitfalls are pretty similar sometimes the brick can split internally but externally it appears ok, the plug expands right open to grip. Ultimately though it's down to personal preference and after using these I can't say I'd ever go back to rawl bolts for big loads.
 

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Well there's one difference! Waiting for resin to set takes minutes here- too quick at times lol! 10° difference in ambient temp makes quite a difference, 15 makes ALL the difference! But I rarely have to use it, it's just there for really bad walls. I.e very old (stones & mud) or poorly finished hollow-brick walls- more of a problem in Spain than here, their building standards are noticeably poorer.
But I think I might just give these things a try, you never know....

PS What's 'dot & dab'?
 

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Plasterboard stuck on to a wall usually using a dab of bonding plaster
 

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My 51 inch Sammy plasma is held up with 4 rigi fixers on my dot dab wall and it is a solid fuss free fix very easy to use and I too would recommend them .Top tip use a ratchet allen key to drive them in.
 

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As suggested Ok to use on a dot dab with breeze in the middle but on a pre-fab no chance
 

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Maybe they are as the now blinded idiots who didin't wear them, don't need to use them now:Chainsaw:
 

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Maybe they are as the now blinded idiots who didin't wear them, don't need to use them now:Chainsaw:
Oh, @manic01, you miss out on the opportunity to unseeingly drill walls...now you can lose fingers too lol
 
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I installed my dish (above the gutter) and had to get the best fittings I could as very high winds at times here. Used chemical anchors a few years ago and they are the dogs danglies.
 
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