Installing a toilet paper holder. Bath Accessories:

Installing A Toilet Paper Holder

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After finding the best location, the mounting location of the two brackets was marked.  The brackets were screwed to the vanity, and the screws were covered with plugs.

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Skill Level: 2 (Basic) Time Taken: About 15 Minutes

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First I gathered up the components.

Next was a very critical measurement. In order for the spring-loaded roll holder to function, the two brackets must be precisely spaced. I chose 5 inches.

I based this dimension on a measurement of a standard roll of butt wipe, which is just over 4 inches wide.

Since the T.P. holder was being mounted on the side of the vanity, there was no need to locate any studs. I positioned one bracket, made it level, and marked the holes.

I drilled small pilot holes in the vanity so the screws would go in easily.

If the toilet paper holder was going to installed on drywall, I would have used toggle bolt anchors similar to those used in this article about hanging a towel bar.

I drove the screws in with a cordless drill/driver.

Next I placed the other bracket beside the first, exactly 5 inches away, and marked and drilled the holes.



 I attached the second bracket...

...And installed the paper to test the fit.



The accessory kit comes with small plugs to cover the screw holes.

Just push the plug into the hole and give it a tap.


Tools Used:

  • Cordless Drill/Driver
  • Drill Bits
  • Small Level
  • Hammer
  • Tape Measure

Materials Used:

  • Toilet Paper Holder
  • Screws


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Written July 19, 1999
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