When it comes to installing any equipment it is important that you have the right tools, fixtures and fittings. We recommend having a professional tradesman take care of any wall mountable equipment. We will try to give you some pointers and suggestions here that will hopefully help you should you want to install it yourself.
It is important that your wall is straight and the floor is level so the equipment can be bolted to it securely. Look out for any columns, beams, conduit, plugs, wires cables that may be located where you need to drill or mount to. Always ensure you have enough height to bolt to.
Bolting to walls
When bolting to a wall it is important to know the walls make up. There are many different building techniques so again it is important to consult with a professional before taking action. The most common wall types are as follows
- Double Block
- Single Block
- Hollow Block
- Brick (single, double)
- Stud Wall
The hole size on our wall mounted equipment is 12mm, so your bolt will have to fit through this.
Ideally you want to bolt into a double block wall. For a double block wall we would suggest using M10 x 100mm bolt type sleeve anchors. These are available as sets on our website. For this fixing you will need to use a 10mm masonry drill bit.
For single block walls you may need to use a shorter bolt, we recommend consulting with a professional tradesman on what bolt to use. We have used m10 x 75mm bolt type sleeve anchors in the past.
For hollow block walls you may need to use a chemical fixing, again you should consult a tradesman to advise you. For all other wall types consult with a professional.
Bolting to Floors
When bolting to floors we use m10 x 100mm thunder bolts. These are available in sets on our website. For this fixing you will need to use an 10mm masonry drill bit. Before drilling any holes consult with a tradesman to suggest the most suitable fixing for your floor. They can also advise if there is a chance pipes are laid within the floor.
When bolting into wooden floors you will need to use coach screws. Again here it will be an M10 bolt with a suitable length to suit your floor.
When installing we build the rigs on the ground and push them up onto the wall. Once we are happy with the location of the rig we will level it up so that everything is in line. For our rigs we then drill our holes through the plates and bolt. See below images. It is a good idea to keep a vacuum close by when drilling to keep the area clean.
If you have any doubts about what fixings are suitable for your wall or floor it is best to have a local professional to recommend. The fixings that we have suggested are ones that we use on the majority of our installations. BLK BOX will accept no responsibility for fixing failures, wall defects or any damage caused by drilling/fixing our equipment to the wall or floor. Everything in this post is suggestion and not classified as advice or instruction. We strongly advise seeking professional advice before installing equipment.
BLK BOX TEAM