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Struggled to get a good fixing for blinds

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Keitai, 24 Apr 2021.

  1. Keitai

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    20210421_203125.jpg It's metal metal and hollow and the whole thing plastered. I couldn't get the self drilling self tappers in and kept slipping. Would it have been easier drilling into metal with a metal bit first then putting screws into the already made hole? Rather using self drilling self tappers?
     
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    Simple answer would be yes, change your drill bit to a HSS twist bit to get through the steel. It should have been closer to the wall so you could then put a securing plug and screw into the side wall. As it is, the blind will be a little short on the width and allow early morning light to come through. If it's a 'blackout' blind your fixings will defeat the whole object of them.
     
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    Or call someone who has a clue in what to do!

    Andy
     
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    I rewrote it. Hope it makes more sense now lol
     
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