DIY Doctor

Main navigation

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.


Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:22 pm


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

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.
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:02 pm

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.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:22 pm

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!
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1024
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:14 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics