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mikedmc

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:14 am Reply with quote

I need to put a hole in the wall for the tumble-dryer hose. I haven't got the hole cutting kits. I do have an SDS drill and long drill bits so was thinking of drilling the centre of the hole and then drilling a series of holes round the diameter of the hole and knocking it out. Messy but I will try and tidy it as best I can and it will be covered by vent outside and behind the tumble-dryer inside. Sound ok or is there a better solution? Tips?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:26 am Reply with quote

I assume you will be fitting the outside vent cowl thing what ever its called, this will cover the mess you will make.
I used hammer & cold chisel
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mikedmc

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:30 pm Reply with quote

So i'm good to go then. Lovely. Ty.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:39 pm Reply with quote

Drill from both sides if you can - this will minimise breakout. Expect to cement round the pipe end if you want to fit the louvred grille with screws. Failing that, use silicone to stick it on. Cheers John icon_smile.gif
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mikedmc

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:44 pm Reply with quote

Just what I was thinking, once I have the initial centre hole done I will mark out the diameter of the hole and drill from either side.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:55 pm Reply with quote

the core drills are so much easier and neater, see what it would cost to hire one for half a day locally.

btw I wouldn't use the louvred vents like venetian blinds, thery rattle annoyingly and break of in string winds

these cowl vents have a backdraught flap inside, i prefer them

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mikedmc

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:00 pm Reply with quote

Cheers John,

Never seen them vents before. Can you get them in B & Q, Wickes etc. or links to them? Ideally somewhere where I can have it for tomorrow so I can fit it all. Ty.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:30 pm Reply with quote

that pic came from Screwfix but i think i have seen them in various DIY sheds. Colours vary.
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mikedmc

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:45 pm Reply with quote

Thank you for all the help and advice. Drilled the hole out as original post and it worked a treat. Although for future reference I will make the hole a little larger.
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