I'm running one 12/2 wire through a wall and I ran into a structural column. It is 4 studs thick. Can I drill through this column to run my wire?
Just wanted to add that I'm trying to add an electrical outlet to the wall.
I want to replace an oyster light in my kitchen ceiling with an LED downlight. I have engaged an electrician to do the job. While waiting for him to arrive, out of curiosity I unscrewed the light housing from the ceiling and drew it down a short way, (I don't intend to detach the wires from the...
I am looking to sell some of my Tools, due to my uncle retiring me has kindly given me some tools.
Socket and See Voltage Tester and Proving Unit Kit - £80
Dewalt DCK211C2 10.8V 1.3Ah Li-Ion XR DCD710 Drill Driver & DCF815 Impact Twin £120
I have a freshly skimmed ceiling with no holes. Planning to have some downlights installed.
Obviously I have to mist coat then paint ceiling but should the holes for the downlights be drilled before or after?
My thinking was if before then wet mistcoat paint might drip all over...
What ways do people drill out there timbers? I have started using an impact driver but its very noisy!!
My makita combi drills are ok but dont like doing it for long until they heat up.....
first of all i don't know whether i have Ceramic or porcelain tiles.
also if you could help me identify which type i have, what is the best method for drilling them or technique to avoid cracking them?
Is it fairly simple too do or a nightmare?
just encase you haven't already guessed...
FFX are doing a good deal on old stock of a Makita drill at the moment:
Makita DHP453Z 18v Li-Ion Combi Drill Bare Unit - https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Makita-Dhp453Z-0088381661287-18V-Li-Ion-Combi-Drill-Bare-Unit
It's cheap because it does not have a brushless (BL) motor.
It would make...
At the moment I tend to use these Erbauer ones, they are very cheap and initially quite good but (unsurprisingly for the price) don't last very long. What do you lot use? Are there any that are 2 or 3 times the price that last more than 2 or 3 times as long, or should I just stick with the...
I have a Boch GBH 24v 3Ah hammer drill that I considered a good bit of kit sadly the batteries have died but I still want to use it the batteries were the old NiMH new batteries are now Lithium ones. Bosch doesn't supply the batteries now however there are unbranded ones on eBay but am dubious...
Hi, my drill bushes burnt out and I've changed them but now when I fully tighten the case the drill doesn't work at all, but when the case is loose the drill works fine.
Drill is Hitachi DV18DSDL
After a long life and valuable service in the face of all adversity my SDS drill popped on Friday!:-( It was like losing a long serving friend.
So do I replace with a new Hitachi, Dewalt or other offering? Any suggestions greatly received, not that I really need them, just looking for amusement...
Might be the wrong forum but here goes. I`ve 2 Parkside drill/drivers 10.8v not had a lot of use but come in handy because they are quite small and do the job. Problem is I`ve lost one of the chargers and the remaining one has given up. I`ve inserted a pic of the circuit board, no sign of any...
does anyone use either the makita DDA350Z or DDA351Z a 18v angle drills and what the difference is?
Need to invest in one for a big job coming up with a LOT of ceiling joist close togther. Or recommend any other decent battery angle drills?
Does anyone have a dedicated battery angle drill or an attachment, if so are they worth buying?
Have to drill out joists at 400mm centres for 15mm pipes and cable runs and was looking at a Dewalt DCD 740N, however wondering whether a drill attachment for £15 do the same job?
Browsing the screwfix page for some drill bits, came across this sds drill for 30 quid. Made me wonder if its actually any good? If you have a simple job and need something quick it might do the trcick. Likewise if you need to put a fan in and need to core a hole.
Anybody got one? Interested to...
Looking at getting a set of cone step drill bits buts it's a mindfield. So many seem really cheap but promise the world.
All seem to be Chinese produced and labelled as titanium, is there a particular brand, variety that I should be looking at? I always prefer to buy quality for longevity.
I realise this has been asked before, but I find the search bar really poor on the site since the big change and it doesn't come up with anything useful.
I am getting more extractor fan installs that require wall mounted fans. Instead of hiring a core drill once a year I wondered if anyone uses...
Hello clever people
Hope you can help. We have our consumer box in our downstairs toilet, right in the top corner. I want to put up a small shelf above the sink, a mirror and a toilet roll holder on the same wall, but I'm worried about wires when drilling holes. I do have one of those live wire...
any one have any experience of these I have the 18v combi drill impact and sds which I am impressed with the sds so much so I have retierd my bosch 36v. thinking of adding an angle drill for drilling out first fixes.
I was browsing a flea market and noticed that TE-CX Hilti SDS plus drill bits are available in multiple versions.
For example 18/48cm and 18/47cm.
On Hilti's site I only see the 48cm version.
So where does the other come from? Is it older? Are they, both as good, quality-wise, or the newer...
I've got a job to replace a recycling type cooker hood with a vented type.
The hood has been bought by the customer and has a 150mm duct hole on top
I cant find anywhere locally that will supply me with a 150mm dia elbow and straight duct. The store that she bought the hood from only had a...
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I'm thinking about having a 1.8A 400V bushed fixed speed drill, mounted in a press, connected to a dimmer switch to control the drill speed.
Any ideas, or advice?
And please, to those who think I'm silly to think such an idea etc, I can do without the criticism...
Hi I'm just posting to see if any one else has this problem with the drill, the problem is when the drill hasn't been used for a few minutes I'm finding I'm having to remove the battery and then put it back in for the drill to work,this is happening with both batteries and there both showing as...
Hey Folks just wondered what the go was with battery drill manufacturers. What's the "in" drill at the moment. I've personally changed from makita to Milwaukee and Hilti.... is there brands the mainstream haven't heard of that could be a potential competitor?
My Milwaukee drill has finally let me down and I must say the quality on my newer Milwaukee 12v drills are not the same I believe. Im tempted to look at hilti sfc -22a drill. Hilti are based 5 minutes away from me and I've rated them since I've been working but I finally now have a...
Hello fellow installers.
I have just been to see a potential customer who works out of an industrial unit. Now the external of the building has steel cladding or as some call it corrugated sheet metal. Now I plan on installing some Hikvision bullet cameras on the external, and have never...
hello all, I've researched these tools and had one purchased for me after completing some work for a friend,
I was interested in using it on the slabs instead of traditional sds drill and plu method. I used it this week and it's brilliant.
Has anyone else used these and are they going to...
Doing a loft conversion and wondering about joist drilling.
OSG states to drill in the middle of the joist 0.25 to 0.4 of joist length.
I have 6" joists but the bottom 4" will be filled with 100mm celotex so If I drill at half way my cabling will be in the way of the insulation. It makes more...
Festool 574759 T18+3 Li 5,2 Set Gb 18v Drill Driver 2 X 5.2ah Airstream Li-ion Batteries Supplied In T-loc Case - https://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/festool-574759-t18-plus-3-li-52-set-gb-18v-drill-driver-2-x-5-2ah-airstream-li-ion-batteries-supplied-in-t-loc-case-pid45039.html