drilling walls

Postby quinnos » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:57 pm

This is a basic question, just been trying to drill walls to put in fixings for curtain rails, my drill would not penetrate far enough, will an SDS drill do the job?? I know there is not a steel lintil in the way, but maybe a concrete one.

Thanks in advance.... :)
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Postby monty_trace » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:38 pm

hi sds should work , if not a steel lintel def a concrete one :)
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Postby Perry525 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:07 pm

Why not knock some of the plaster off and find out?
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Postby acsimpson » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:10 am

Could it be concrete with re-bar running through it. That way it would look like concrete but not drill like it.

feeding a small magnet into the hole such as a magnetised screwdriver tip should allow the substance blocking the drill to be tested.

Otherwise assuming that the drill is on hammer setting and a masonary bit being used it may be a blunt or low quality drill bit both of which could struggle with a dense concrete lintel.
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