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How to locate brick inside a window recess, to fit blinds?

Postby jacob.sumith » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:01 pm

I have drilled a couple of holes right behind the window and it just went through. Did I drill into the wall cavity?

Instead, if I go just less than 4 inches from the face of the wall, can I guarantee brick (or mortar between bricks)?

I like to set the blind as deep and close to the window as possible. Please advise.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:51 pm

Hi Jacob.sumith
Chances are that you will have drilled through a cavity closer. Try fixing into the window frame or accept you will need to be away from the window so you can fix into the inner leaf - if your house is masonry construction.
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Postby jacob.sumith » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:58 am

Thanks for the reply.

The fitting provided also includes a bit that can be fitted on the lintel, in addition to brackets that go on the sides, about which I asked the previous question.

Now about the fitting that goes upwards into the lintel, won't this penetrate the cavity tray? and cause water leaks?
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:24 pm

Hi Jacob.sumith
You should not go upwards - you may have steel lintels which will be difficult to fix into.
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