screwing holes into old walls


Postby steve.perrins » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:18 pm

Hello everyone , advice needed ..... I'm trying to fix a curtain rail and this involves drilling several small holes with a 6mm drill . However the plaster seems to be more like sand ! When i tap a rawlplug into the hole , the hole starts pouring out sand and the hole just gets a lot wider ... any ideas how to get round this ? is it a common problem ? .... hopefully yours .Steve.
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:22 pm

Hi steve.perrins,
your problem is that you plaster started to deteriate. If you don't plan to replaster, i'd consider using longer plugs and try hit something more stable further in.
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Postby steve.perrins » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:25 am

Thanks for advice KB , will try that this weekend ..... alternatively i might just glue wooden batten to wall using pinkgrip and fix curtain pole to that !
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