Measure the length of a roll of toilet tissue with a tape measure. Do this to get a fresh idea of just how wide to space the two brackets of the holder to properly contain the toilet paper.
Choosing just where you install a toilet paper roll holder is not just a decision based on function, but also decor. With the plethora of choices on the market, you can pick a toilet paper roll holder that complements your toilet both in color and design. Your main concern when installing this accessory is to make certain that it is secure against the wall or piece of furniture on which it is mounted.
Things You'll Need
- Toilet paper roll holder
- Tape measure
- Power drill
- Drill bit
- Driver bit
- Toggle anchors
Position one bracket against the wall. Position a small level above the bracket, against the wall, and make certain that the bracket is level. Insert a pencil through the screw holes in the bracket and mark the spots on the wall where you will install the bracket screws.
Install an appropriately-sized drill bit into a power drill, and drill holes through the pencil marks in the wall. Insert screws in the holes in the bracket and thread toggle anchors on the ends of the screws. Fold the toggle anchor wings in and push the toggle anchors into the wall holes, until you hear the wings on the anchors open up.
Replace the drill bit in the power drill with a drive bit and drive the screws into the holes. At the same time, tug on the bracket to hold the spring-loaded wings of the toggle anchors against the inside of the wall. Slowly alternate between tightening the screws to tighten them uniformly. Do not over tighten.
Measure from the installed bracket, using the tape measure, and position the second bracket. Level and install the second bracket in the same manner as the first. Place the tissue on the roll and install the paper into the holder. Push any included plugs into the screw holes of the bracket.
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