Hit Metal after Plasterboad


Postby wizzywas » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:31 am

Hi All,
Hope someone can help.

I am fixing a set of 4 Ikea mirrors to my 1st floor hallway using redidriva fitting. I got to my final mirror and final fitting and the redidriva hit something solid after getting past the plasterboard. it does seem like metal behind the plasterboard.

Is there anyway I can drill through the metal and insert a standard screw in? as it would be possible to insert screw elsewhere.

got very annoying seeing that it was the last fitting I needed.

Thanks in advance
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:46 pm

wizzywas,
"Is there anyway I can drill through the metal and insert a standard screw in". If it is a metal conduit with mains cables in it then not recommended.
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Postby wizzywas » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:41 pm

I dont think it is, How can I be sure, it could possibly be a metal frame.

stoneyboy wrote:wizzywas,
"Is there anyway I can drill through the metal and insert a standard screw in". If it is a metal conduit with mains cables in it then not recommended.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:53 pm

wizzywas,
Can only suggest you cut a small hole in the plasterboard so you can see what you are hitting. Cut the hole like a shallow taper cone which you will them be able to stick back in place using tetrion/pollyfilla.
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Postby wizzywas » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:45 pm

stoneyboy wrote:wizzywas,
Can only suggest you cut a small hole in the plasterboard so you can see what you are hitting. Cut the hole like a shallow taper cone which you will them be able to stick back in place using tetrion/pollyfilla.
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Thanks I might just give that a try.
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