Slimline Track Installation
Wall Anchors – Fitting Instructions:
Use the wall anchors to fix the track to your walls. They butt up against the ceiling or cornice and should be spaced 500mm apart. When continuing track around a corner fix the wall anchor at the end of each length of track so they almost meet.
When running two or more lengths of track continuously along a wall we suggest you use just one wall anchor to support both track ends where they join. This will ensure the two ends are perfectly aligned.
Fixing to your Wall:
Plasterboard Walls: Hold the wall anchor butted up against the ceiling with its wings pointing upward. Fit an 8 gauge screw into the hole in the wall anchor and tap with a hammer to mark the screw position. Then drill on the mark using a 3mm drill (1/8″).
If you happen to strike a timber stud fix the wall anchor in place with a 25 x 8 gauge screw. Note: Occasionally longer screws will be required depending on wall construction.
If there is no stud, drill the hole out t o 6mm and fit a plasterboard fitting. Then fix wall anchors using a 25×8 guage screw.
Note: Occasionally longer screws will be required depending on wall construction.
Masonry Walls: Hold the wall anchor firmly against the ceiling and using the anchor as a guide drill into the wall with a 4mm masonry drill to a depth of 20mm or so. Now redrill to a depth of 40mm using a 6mm masonry drill. Tap a 6mm wall plug into the hole so the top is flush with the surface and fix the anchor in place with an 8 guage screw.
When the wall anchors are in position hold the track in place and snap the track onto the wall anchors.