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Installing grab bars through plaster/lathe wall

14 years ago

How do I keep the toggle bolts from just twirling and not fastening tight?

I can find the first stud that I can put at least two screws in on the left side of the grab bar. Drilling the holes on the right side of the left hand mounting plate will tell me if I still have stud or if I have only plaster and lathe wall.

I don't know the distance between the studs, so if at the end of the 24 inch grab bar I don't have stud to screw in at least 2 screws can I use toggle bolts in at least 2 of the 4 screw holes in the mounting plate. Will this be sturdy enough for my 82 yr old Mother to use the grab bar?

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