Best way to shorten one of these?


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Adrian C

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00011428

Grundtal shelf - but I want it as a towel rail.

It juts 27 cms out from the wall, and I want to take a bit off the brackets
so it juts out about 20 cms. What;'s the best way to do this? Angle grinder
(seriously)?
Clamp it well and use Hacksaw and file, followed by emery cloth and
something to buff out scratches. Should be able to get the adjustment
correct to within 1 thou.
 
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Andrew Gabriel

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00011428

Grundtal shelf - but I want it as a towel rail.

It juts 27 cms out from the wall, and I want to take a bit off the brackets
so it juts out about 20 cms. What;'s the best way to do this? Angle grinder
(seriously)?
SNAP!
Spent a while looking for a towel shelf to mount on the wall high above
the radiator, and could only find things which were completely crap.
Then I saw one of these, which is perfect. I only fitted every other
rail, to leave space to hang towels over it. Some time later, I noticed
they had introduced a bathroom version with just the alternate rails!

I did consider shortening mine, but the brackets are rather thick
stainless steel, so I never got round to it.
 
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Adrian C

On 14/05/2011 19:25, Andrew Gabriel wrote:
but the brackets are rather thick
stainless steel, so I never got round to it.
Ah... ping goes me hacksaw blade idea then...
 
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GB

Adrian said:
On 14/05/2011 19:25, Andrew Gabriel wrote:
but the brackets are rather thick

Ah... ping goes me hacksaw blade idea then...
Can you get hacksaw blades for stainless steel?
 
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Grimly Curmudgeon

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
Can you get hacksaw blades for stainless steel?
Angle grinder, seriously. I hacked a beer keg in two with one. The only
thing is the flying swarf is a bit nastier than mild steel.
 
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Chris J Dixon

MuddyMike said:
For a neat job I would do the same.
I had to adjust part of a Grundtal bracket where it fouled a door
frame, and found the above technique worked fine.

Chris
 
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GB

Grimly said:
Angle grinder, seriously. I hacked a beer keg in two with one. The
only thing is the flying swarf is a bit nastier than mild steel.
Just to report back. I did use an angle grinder. Dead easy, and I cut quite
a nice arc at the end, then finished off with a file and some wet and dry
paper. It looks fine.
 
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Grimly Curmudgeon

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
Just to report back. I did use an angle grinder. Dead easy, and I cut quite
a nice arc at the end, then finished off with a file and some wet and dry
paper. It looks fine.
Glad it worked out.
 
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HI Chris J Dixon,
Could you please tell me how you got the nut back into the pole after you trimmed it?
Thanks
 

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