handyman towel ring resized 600Installing a towel ring is a handyman job that is almost identical to installing a towel bar. Obviously the big difference is that there is only one mounting point rather than two.

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If you can install the towel ring directly into a wall stud, you will have great holding power. However, it is usually my luck that there isn’t a stud where I need one, so that leaves me with installing the ring into the drywall.

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You can use a toggle bolt or an EZ Toggle to secure the bracket to the wall. If the bracket that comes with the ring has several holes in it that would allow you to use 2 toggle bolts, then use two of them. You can use 2 small toggle bolts and that will minimize movement of the ring. The towel ring will have to support the weight of the towel, as well as pulling action by people using the towel.

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Hold the bracket to the wall and make some marks where you need the holes drilled. If you are using an EZ toggle, they have a point that will bore into the drywall by itself. If you are using toggles, you will have to pre-drill the hole for them.

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If you are using the EZ toggle, once you have screwed it into the wall, place the screw throught the bracket and tighten it into the piece in the wall.

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For regular toggle bolts, thread the screw through the bracket and twist on the toggle on the end. Squeeze the toggle closed and push it through the hole until you hear it snap open. As you tighten it, pull the screw head away from the wall and it will draw the bracket to the wall. Then just place the towel ring onto the bracket and tighten the set screw.

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