This part is a necessary evil as it wasn't included with the paper holder I purchased and it was for a new installation. I'm thankful to have learned it wasn't included before I purchased the paper holder. I am also thankful to have learned the part number so I could find it in the first place.
I used this clamp with the Franklin Brass Recessed Paper Holder (9097SN). Because Home Depot's website is not very clear on this subject, you MUST have this clamp in order to perform a standard drywall installation of a recessed paper holder. The clamp is placed on the backside of the hole you will cut in the drywall, and is drawn back against the drywall as the screws in the holder are tightened. This makes for an extremely rigid and sturdy installation of the paper holder.
The clamp worked fine but only came with 3 sets of different colored wood screws which made no sense at all to me. I went and bought a couple machine screws (M4 I think) that actually thread into the clamp properly. Installation was quick and easy.
Attaches easily with the screws supplied by the actual recessed tissue holder. I agree with those reviewers who said this SHOULD be a part of the recessed tissue holder package. One should not have to order this seperately. Once I ordered it, despite there being no instrucitons, I found that it easily fits the hole cut for the tissue holder. (PS, measure the back of the tissue holder as the instructions give a measurement that is too large and may weaken the ability of this clamp to hold) You can attach it to the tissue holder with the screws BEFORE you insert this back piece into the wall and then tighten down the screws. A simple but critical piece that works very well. No cusswords needed.
The product is tapped for metric mounting screws, but is supplied with 3 pairs of sheet metal screws. (Stainless, white, and brass...) The screws must be at least 2" long (50mm) but Home Depot only carries 25 mm long screws so I had to go elsewhere. The consumer is forced to chase around for screws... They charged enough for this simple bracket to have the correct screws. How Depot should force the manufacture to provide the correct fasteners in the kit.
The screws that come with the product do not fit. Do not use them or you will ruin the thread. You need flat head metric screws size M4 by 50 millimeters long. They are 75 cents apiece at my local hardware store.
Instructions specify using machine screws. No machine screws in package. After several email and phone calls to Franklin Brass someone contacted engineering and told me that the instructions were incorrect.. The part I received was used and incorrectly repackaged.
I bought this clamp because I was also purchasing a recessed toilet tissue holder. Both items were to replace an old, worn out recessed toilet tissue holder because we wanted to ''spruce up'' our upstairs bathroom. I hesitated buying the clamp since we already had one, but I'm glad we did because the old holes were lined up differently then the new ones. If you are buying a recessed toilet tissue holder you Must by this to go with it because otherwise it will not stay in place.
I'm so glad I read the reviews before purchasing both the clamp and toilet paper holder! This came out nicer than expected! We're remodeling 2 bathrooms with all brushed nickel fixtures. The hall bath's tp holder is recessed into the wall. That master's protrudes from the side of the cabinet. The hall's came out so nice, we decided to purchase another and recess the master's into the side of the cabinet, since there is lots of room.
Why is this not sold with the TP holder or in the store you have to order separately. if you don't know to order this you hold up finishing your project for a week. it should be stated with the holder that you need something else.