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Blind fitting

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Callum.B, 24 Apr 2020.

  1. Callum.B

    Callum.B

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    First time user of those forum so hopefully I'm doing this right!

    I'm trying to fit blinds. I'm using a side fitting bracket so that I don't have to mess around with the lintel, however for some reason I still cannot drill deep enough into the side of the recess. I manage to get about maybe 1cm in then hit something my drill won't go through. Any suggestions?
     
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    how old is the house, what sort of internal walls ?
     
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    It's a 1950's/1960's ex council house. I've realised what the issue is, it's just brick walls everywhere. I needed to use a masonry bit. Silly me!
     
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    OP,
    If you can you post a pic I'll be able to help you better with your question?
    Is this in a bay?
    What kind of bit are you using?
    10mm could be the plaster depth - & the plaster might have metal/meshing behind it?
    Did it feel like metal or something else?
     
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    OP, just seen your last post - thats great you've solved the issue.
    Come back if you need any more help.
     
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