Problems putting up shelves

Postby malkaul » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:23 pm

I am a bit of a novice as you'll be able to tell from the following question. I am having some trouble drilling into an internal brick wall so that I can put up some shelves. I can only drill about 12" before the drill will not go any further. Can anyone tell me why this would be and how I get around i? My drill is 18v and I am using a 6mm masonry bit.


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Postby toptips » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:14 am

hi,i take it you mean 1/2''(half an inch).

have you got your drill on hammer action and are you using a decent quality masonary drill bit.
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Postby malkaul » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:53 pm

Hi, yes I did mean 1\ 2" but the \ disappeared when I posted.

I only have a drill driver with no hammer action, but I have managed to borrow a decent drill that does have one now so I'll be giving that a go later on.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:53 pm

sounds like your drill isn't up to it. don't forget to check for pipes and cables before happily drilling away!
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