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    Default How to attach skirt to gyprock over masonry.

    Whatís the best way to attack probably mdf skirt over gyprock given I canít really nail it off.

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    Glue, wall plugs and screws. Apply glue to the back of the skirting board once you have done a test fit on the wall to make sure it sits perfectly. Place the skirt on the wall and push into position. Use a countersunk bit to drill into the skirt just far enough so the screw head will be slightly below the surface. Get a thin wall plug and a normal drill bit to suit to drill through the skirt, then get a masonry bit the same size and drill into the masonry wall at a depth that will allow wall plug to go far enough into the masonry. Place the wall plug into the hole in the skirt and tap it through the skirt and into the masonry wall. It is important that the wall plug is pushed in past the skirting board or the wall plug might stop the skirt from being pulled in firmly against the wall. Make sure you allow for the gyprock when selecting the length of wall plugs and screws. Screw the skirt into the wall plugs making sure you don't overtighten them. Wait for the glue to fully set before filling the screw holes as if you fill them too early and the glue shrinks over time, the filler in the screw head can pop up above the surface. This can be avoided by using a non shrink adhesive if you need to do it all in a hurry. You can do it another way by placing the board in position and drilling all your holes with a smaller drill first, then removing the skirt then drilling out the holes to accommodate the wall plugs. Tap in the wall plugs then glue and place the skirt in position countersink screw holes and screw it in place. The first way I think is easier for novices, but if you do it correctly the second way gives a stronger connection due to the smaller holes in the skirting.
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    I used the orange plug on a roll and a 6.35mm long series multi purpose drill bit. Line up the skirt and drill though both, push the orange plug in until it stops. Bit of liquid nails iof you want..

    Pull the plug out a tiny bit, cut flush with a sharp chisel. Then nail off with a 75mm bullet head nail and punch below surface. Fill, sand and paint.
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David.Elliott View Post
    I used the orange plug on a roll and a 6.35mm long series multi purpose drill bit. Line up the skirt and drill though both, push the orange plug in until it stops. Bit of liquid nails iof you want..

    Pull the plug out a tiny bit, cut flush with a sharp chisel. Then nail off with a 75mm bullet head nail and punch below surface. Fill, sand and paint.
    Not much different, green plugs or orange spaggeti plus 65mm masonary nails. You can just nail a 2" nail into the brick but you need a solid nail and be better than I am with the hammer.

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    Liquid nails and nail on the horizontal angle alternating your nails.
    i.e one nail to the right one to the left.
    Easy as with a nail gun.

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    Bostik Xtreme High Tack 290ml Cartridge Box 12 (scrooz.com.au)

    Use this and stick the skirt straight to the plaster, this adhesive is so strong you wont need wall plugs.

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