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Drilling holes through RSJ's after they are fitted

Discussion in 'Building' started by paulandfrodo, 17 Aug 2016.

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    I've had to drill 26 x 2 5mm holes in a load of steels. The first side took ages and I thought about the problem. I've attached a picture of how I did the second side. So, but using a thin bit of timber and leverage it was bloody easy !!

    Of course, I was holding the drill whilst drilling - I didn't leave it running. The next version I did I had a small block of wood, instead of my hand, so I could stop half way through go grab a drink or as is more the case, be distracted, then come back to exactly where I left off.

    Worked a dream.
     

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    Steels are prepared (infill & plate) before installation, and a corded drill is typically used.
     
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    Oh, I know that.... Alas, these it didn't happen with !! I'd requested holes every 600mm. However, seeing as they guys came onsite, cut the four vertical 90mm posts to height, welded the plates and then cut to size four horizontal 5m long steels, fitted and bolted and two already pre-drilled at a VERY good price, I didn't have a go at them for the missing holes. Oh, they also picked 'em up from Brundles, painted and delivered them to me onsite, handball 'em up and fitted.

    They did have a VERY large dog with them, that was the only thing I was really concerned about :)
     
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