UK diy (uk.d-i-y) For the discussion of all topics related to diy (do-it-yourself) in the UK. All levels of experience and proficency are welcome to join in to ask questions or offer solutions.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old May 8th 08, 04:42 PM posted to sci.physics,uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: May 2008
Posts: 3
Default Stick-on bath shelf

I have one of those bath shelves which sticks on to the tiles with
suckers. http://images.orgill.com/200x200/3679446.jpg

The PROBLEM is that even when the shelf is lightly loaded, the suckers
lose their grip after a few hours.

I know wall-screws is a far better way to fix a bath shelf but I want a
temporary shelf.

The big supermarkets sell these sucker shelves and I tend not to think
that a large percentage of sucker shelves get returned otherwise it
would cost too much for the store just in handling all the returns.

----------------

QUESTIONS

Why do these sucker grips shelves fail to hold.

(1) Am I doing something wrong? I clean the surface of the tile, I
let all the air out when the sucker is squashed. The sucker seems to
hold very well ... until I turn my back for a few hours.

(2) Maybe using suckers is a design so inherently bad such that no-one
here has ever much success. Or is your sucker shelf staying up?


  #2   Report Post  
Old May 8th 08, 06:06 PM posted to sci.physics,uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: Apr 2008
Posts: 12
Default Stick-on bath shelf


"Zakko" wrote in message
...
I have one of those bath shelves which sticks on to the tiles with
suckers. http://images.orgill.com/200x200/3679446.jpg



(2) Maybe using suckers is a design so inherently bad such that no-one
here has ever much success. Or is your sucker shelf staying up?


I bought one like that then got tired of it very quickly. I graduated to
this and it sticks and stays stuck, and I out shampoo and shower bottles in
it. It has locking suction cups. Excellent.

http://www.johnlewis.com/230217529/Product.aspx






  #3   Report Post  
Old May 8th 08, 06:36 PM posted to sci.physics,uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: May 2008
Posts: 3
Default Stick-on bath shelf

On Thu 08 May 2008 18:06:44, Angela wrote:
"Zakko" wrote in message


I have one of those bath shelves which sticks on to the tiles with
suckers. http://images.orgill.com/200x200/3679446.jpg

(2) Maybe using suckers is a design so inherently bad such that
no-one here has ever much success. Or is your sucker shelf
staying up?


I bought one like that then got tired of it very quickly. I
graduated to this and it sticks and stays stuck, and I out shampoo
and shower bottles in it. It has locking suction cups. Excellent.
http://www.johnlewis.com/230217529/Product.aspx



Thanks for the link! Oddly enough, only the one product you mentioned
on that web page has "locking" suckers.

By co-incidence another product shown on that page is *identical* to
the one which is giving me trouble! I mean this one:

http://www.johnlewis.com/230133665/Product.aspx

Seems unlikely that John Lewis would stock this if it they got a lot of
complaints. And yet I can't get the shelf's suckers to work beyond a
few hours.
  #4   Report Post  
Old May 8th 08, 06:42 PM posted to sci.physics,uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: Dec 2006
Posts: 286
Default Stick-on bath shelf

For suction cups to stick to the tiles in a bathroom,the tile must be
thoroughly devoid of dirt and oils ie wipe with turps or meths.
The cups also must be cleaned.

I should know...the darn penquin radio is stuck fast and if I remove it I
swear the tile will break off before the radio. ;-)


  #5   Report Post  
Old May 8th 08, 06:56 PM posted to sci.physics,uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: Jul 2006
Posts: 8,323
Default Stick-on bath shelf



Zakko wrote:
I have one of those bath shelves which sticks on to the tiles with
suckers. http://images.orgill.com/200x200/3679446.jpg

The PROBLEM is that even when the shelf is lightly loaded, the suckers
lose their grip after a few hours.


Oh what a surprise :-)


QUESTIONS

Why do these sucker grips shelves fail to hold.


Because its a bloody daft idea in the first place. Doomed.



--
Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk




  #6   Report Post  
Old May 8th 08, 07:10 PM posted to sci.physics,uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: Dec 2007
Posts: 29
Default Stick-on bath shelf

"George" wrote in message

For suction cups to stick to the tiles in a bathroom,the tile must be
thoroughly devoid of dirt and oils ie wipe with turps or meths.
The cups also must be cleaned.


The tiles should also have a smooth, glossy surface.
Some tiles have some texture that will allow air
to gradually get under the suction cup.

One thing you might try is a very thin coating of
petroleum jelly around the rim of the suction cup
to act as a gasket.
  #7   Report Post  
Old May 8th 08, 08:15 PM posted to sci.physics,uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: Dec 2006
Posts: 286
Default Stick-on bath shelf


"The Medway Handyman" wrote in message
...


Zakko wrote:
I have one of those bath shelves which sticks on to the tiles with
suckers. http://images.orgill.com/200x200/3679446.jpg

The PROBLEM is that even when the shelf is lightly loaded, the suckers
lose their grip after a few hours.


Oh what a surprise :-)


QUESTIONS

Why do these sucker grips shelves fail to hold.


Because its a bloody daft idea in the first place. Doomed.



--
Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk



Glass shelves yes,but the type he's got are not a daft idea to stick on
tiles.


  #8   Report Post  
Old May 9th 08, 02:53 AM posted to sci.physics,uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: May 2008
Posts: 3
Default Stick-on bath shelf

On Thu 08 May 2008 19:10:43, Greg Neill wrote:

"George" wrote in message

For suction cups to stick to the tiles in a bathroom,the tile
must be thoroughly devoid of dirt and oils ie wipe with turps or
meths. The cups also must be cleaned.


The tiles should also have a smooth, glossy surface.
Some tiles have some texture that will allow air
to gradually get under the suction cup.

One thing you might try is a very thin coating of
petroleum jelly around the rim of the suction cup
to act as a gasket.


The tiles are old (30 years maybe) so perhaps they are invisibly
pitted. I'll try the petroleum jelly approach.


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheap peel-n-stick floor tile doesn't stick Mike Home Repair 13 June 5th 07 05:31 AM
help converting a (adjustable) shelf into a pull out shelf harsh Woodworking 2 June 13th 06 09:59 PM
tiled shelf around bath Vass UK diy 4 November 14th 05 05:29 PM
Looking for a bath overflow that is flush with the bath surface? Peter UK diy 0 October 18th 05 02:07 PM
Bath tap seemingly welded to iron bath mfcexpert UK diy 10 December 12th 03 10:26 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"

 

Copyright © 2017