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    Drilling lotsa F-Off holes in me lovely pristine walls. :/

    Drilling lots of holes in freshly painted plastered brick/concrete walls.


    I had a European builder mate come out for 6 weeks when renovating the villa, and he did a sterling job. All done, flew him back, lubbly-jubbly, guv. Months later Iím now at the stage of having lots of stuff that I want attached to the walls. Attached via drilling into them.


    All the walls are brick (presumably) covered with plaster and painted. None of that dry-wall, plaster board cheap-ass crap. Tiz all rock solid, tiger.


    I probably want 60 or so holes drilled into these lovely pristine painted masterpieces of construction. Some of them need to be exact.


    I have a collection of model Ferraris and have 8 clear 20x10cm floating shelves for them to rest on, that will go into the living room wall. The screws are small, but this needs to be done precisely. 16 small sized holes.












    The shelves will be straighter.

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    Next:


    One of the hallways is perfect for a home climbing wall. 20 hard plastic molded holds, 2 big-ass screws/bolts for each one. That’s 40 big-ass holes.






    I came to the conclusion that I don’t really want 40 big-ass holes drilled into the hallway wall.

    So I plan to buy sheets of heavy plywood, attach the holds to that, then attach the sheets of plywood with corner placed bolts into the wall instead.


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    Don't look like they weigh much, just glue them

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    Wall mirror.

    Probably 100x120cm.


    Fok knows how they get screwed into the wall, but thatís one drilling task.


    3 metal spice racks for one of the non-tiled kitchen walls.


    3 shelves in the home gym for 50-60cm Lego cars. 1 towel rack.


    Kid's TV (55 inch) hung on her bedroom wall. Presumably the bolts for that are big enough.




    Pullup bar drilled into the wall.




    2 matching wooden lamps to attach to two pilings, not the wall.




    You can drill into pilings...... right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Don't look like they weigh much, just glue them
    You get mentioned in a minute.

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    The holes obviously need to be drilled in at 90 degrees.


    Is there a trick or technique to ensure this?


    Or you just have to play it by, errr, hand?

    Or it doesn't really make much difference?


    Any tips or techniques to not chip or crack around the hole? The walls are nice and werenít exactly cheap to have the whole interior fully painted, Iíd like to keep them not damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Don't look like they weigh much, just glue them
    Some epoxy would definitely hold. But in the future if they were to be taken down , it would be a motherfucker of a mess compared to a couple small screw holes

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    Now.


    Buying a drill.


    I have zero tools, and canít recall ever holding a drill, never mind using one.


    Thus I do believe Iím better at using one than Somchai.


    After this I might use it once a decade or so, depending on how out of line the kid gets, other than that it will be thrown into the blackhole store room and may never be taken out again.

    Battery or chord doesnít make a difference. Though using a battery one in order to shut down the house electrics in case I go into a live wire may be useful.


    Does this look okay?

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    I know the name Dewalt and 259 Vagina fluids sounds impressively Looper-esque. And heís the bladdy Indiana Jones of Australia.

    Is there a reason not to go for this one?


    Iíll need a spirit level, with cm markings on it to get me Ferrari display perfect, and I think thatís it.


    As per the questions above, any answers greatly appreciated, especially by people who may actually know what theyíre doing, such as Alco-Mike and the worldís most boring man Stumpy. I mean Sir Malmomike The Champion, and the JP The King of Qíing and fine tequilas.

    Cheers.

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    If you are drilling and putting rawl plugs in I have found that in Thailand with hollow concrete block or those red bricks I drill out the hole larger than the plug and then gets some strong filler and fill the hole then push in the plug and wait for it to harden and dry and then screw in the the screw/bolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    rawl plugs
    Wot the fok are they?



    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    I drill out the hole larger than the plug and then gets some strong filler and fill the hole then push in the plug and wait for it to harden and dry and then screw in the the screw/bolt
    I believe I could do that.

    Any recommendations on a filler?

    It's the white stuff in a tube that you squeeze out with a Nerf Gun kinda thing, right?

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    See if there's any finishing carpenter guys around.

    Or practice your skills on a cinder block or wall outside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Wot the fok are they?





    I believe I could do that.

    Any recommendations on a filler?

    It's the white stuff in a tube that you squeeze out with a Nerf Gun kinda thing, right?
    You don't need any filler.. just the right size hole

    These whoors are too big but the same idea applies

    Concrete Installation Kit H-2397 - Uline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Any recommendations
    Why yes, take one months rental income from one of your Condos and pay someone to do it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    practice your skills on a cinder block or wall outside
    That's a very good, and should have been a pretty obvious, idea.

    Who da fuq hates on ol' Backsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    You don't need any filler.. just the right size hole

    These whoors are too big but the same idea applies

    Concrete Installation Kit H-2397 - Uline
    Cheers. Most of the items to be attached come with those long plasticy things. Will pick up a few concrete blocks and test drill the different size drill bits for each item before seeing to the house walls.



    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    pay someone to do it for you.
    It's South-East Asia. I would if I trusted they could do a better job than someone that's never held a drill before.

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    Okay... erm perhaps build a "villa" from scratch and specify these wall accoutrements as part of the build.

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    1. Use masonry drills, not wood drills or metal drills.
    2. Use the correct size drill for the rawl plugs.
    3. Buy a drill that has variable speed. Start drilling slowly then speed up a bit when you are sure you are in the right place and drilling in at the right angle.
    If what you are drilling into is quite hard, a drill with a hammer function might be useful. Start drilling without the hammer on. Only use it when necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretchy View Post
    1. Use masonry drills, not wood drills or metal drills.
    2. Use the correct size drill for the rawl plugs.
    3. Buy a drill that has variable speed. Start drilling slowly then speed up a bit when you are sure you are in the right place and drilling in at the right angle.
    Top man, Sir Stretchy.

    Just checked out the situation about that Dewalt drill. Didn't think there were different ones for wood/metal/brick.

    Actually went back to read the drill info and it says it's good for all three, and also has three different speeds, the third of which is for masonry. Cheers.

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    It is the drill bits I meant, the metal pointy things that you push into the wall.

    Masonry drill bits look like this.


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    Dewalt is a top shelf brand. I'd be buying some Walmart jalope if it was just for infrequent jobs. Like Hyper Tough. Or the fake Porter Cable brand PrimeCables

    But that Dewalt will have resale value

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    ^^ cool, cheers. Should be able to pick up such aftermarket weapons if needed. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    But that Dewalt will have resale value
    It's on Lazmall, which should mean it's legit compared to standard vendors on there.

    It's one + something K baht. I'm not too pushed about the resale value to be honest.


    Though an addiction to drilling into things may be of more concern.

    Might even make a workshop, nay, build me own workshop out back, shoulda gotten into daily DIY before.

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    Gave up a third down this thread

    Too painful

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    A hammer drill is necessary for concrete walls as well as masonry bits. You can tape an open plastic bag under where you will drill to catch the dust. Use safety glasses.

    Sometimes I use the plastic inserts and sometimes I make a nest of small wire and cram it in the hole before I put in the screw. Banzai Buckeroo told me about the wire hack. Works a charm.

    I hate drilling holes in concrete.

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