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Hulot 5th December 2019 08:57 PM

if they are square, an adjustable crescent wrench otherwise a pair of mole grips and twist it loose / out and as suggested fill the hole which would need to be done anyhow. If you cut it off as sure as eggs is eggs it won't be flush with the wall or better still below the surface and sods law says the remainder in the wall will be exactly where you want to place a new fixing.

rynd2it 6th December 2019 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Hulot (Post 15003502)
if they are square, an adjustable crescent wrench otherwise a pair of mole grips and twist it loose / out and as suggested fill the hole which would need to be done anyhow. If you cut it off as sure as eggs is eggs it won't be flush with the wall or better still below the surface and sods law says the remainder in the wall will be exactly where you want to place a new fixing.

I tried that - the metal twisted. I can cut them off 1/2" from the wall and mount the new fixings immediately below the stubs - they will be hidden from view

rynd2it 9th December 2019 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Hulot (Post 15003502)
if they are square, an adjustable crescent wrench otherwise a pair of mole grips and twist it loose / out and as suggested fill the hole which would need to be done anyhow. If you cut it off as sure as eggs is eggs it won't be flush with the wall or better still below the surface and sods law says the remainder in the wall will be exactly where you want to place a new fixing.

Well, a combination of hammering them close to the wall and then pulling and twisting with mole grips did the trick. They were 9" long and at least 6" into the wall.

But they are gone now :)

Nomoss 9th December 2019 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by rynd2it (Post 15005206)
Well, a combination of hammering them close to the wall and then pulling and twisting with mole grips did the trick. They were 9" long and at least 6" into the wall.

But they are gone now :)


They must have had bloody heavy curtains!


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