How to design the Perfect Toilet Partition Repair Bracket
Anyone who’s had to deal with bathroom partitions knows that if something going to break, it’s the toilet partition bracket. Generally by tearing out of the wall and wrecking most of the bathroom stall with it. However, it is possible to repair a bracket well enough to make it a good clean fix. Keep reading for some info.
Is this a manufacture problem?
In short, the answer to this is probably yes. In the past, the partition bracket design for the standard restroom partition used a standard bracket, and stats suggest up to a quarter of these fail at the wall attachment. However, the recent design trend is to use a full-length extension instead, and the problem may soon be a thing of the past.
So, what makes them break?
The answer comes down to the basics of engineering, of course. There’s a vertical shear load placed on the brackets of the toilet partition, quite a substantial one. The pilaster carries the load. If the bracket is secure, that’s no problem, but if there’s internal slippage the load becomes unbalanced. Unfortunately, in practice the pilaster does often slip and force a load onto the brackets- the load they weren’t meant to bear. This in turn rips out the fastener and you have a huge problem on your hands.
So how do we work around this?
Of course, the best solution is to eliminate the problem, and the second best is to eliminate the problem of the bathroom stall partition bracket not carrying the load well. If the bracket can actually stand up to the wait of the toilet partition without the aid of the pilaster, or at least part of that load, then there is much less chance of breakage if the pilaster starts to slip. It’s a simple [if you’re an engineer] matter of balancing the weight of the load back into the partition, rather than allowing it to rotate forward as it does normally with a standard bracket. Remember, the partition material is way denser and better able to hold up to pressure than the drywall the bracket is attached to on the other side.more information about drywall at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drywall
Other considerations for the perfect toilet partition repair bracket.
Once the design was thoroughly perfected, there was of course a need to make sure that the materials chosen would also stand up to the purpose. In general, aluminium with an anodised coating is the best choice. You would also need to ensure that the correct sets of hardware, also designed to correctly fit and carry the load for the bracket, are included with it. Of course, the most preferable would be to ensure you can use the original bathroom stall fittings and holes to effect the repair. You should also ideally be able to match the new hinge up with the old restroom partition to ensure that there’s a good, aesthetically pleasing match made.
The concept behind the best toilet partition repair bracket is simple yet incredibly effective.