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DRILLING IN TO BAD WALLS?????????????

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by slyman1, 25 Apr 2005.

  1. slyman1

    slyman1

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    I need some advice my walls are really bad and everytime i drill a hole for raw plugs the wall just explodes around the drill bit and i get a massive hole!!!!!!!

    Is there anyway around this???
    I don't know like putting masking tape on the wall before i drill??
    ANY ADVISE WOULD BE A GREAT HELP!!!
    THANK YOU
     
  2. spiritlevel

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    try drilling without the hammer action or use a cordless hammer drill (cheap as chips from B & Q) the percussions not so intrense as the mains equivalent. I had the same problem...my house was built in 1903 and the bricks were rather soft.

    Good luck. :)
     
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  4. sandwell

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    I think most of us experience this occasionally.
    A sharp drill bit is essential.
    Rawlplug do a compound that can be used for filling these large holes, instead of a plug.
     
  5. masona

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    I'm thinking maybe the plaster has blown.
     
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