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Hi all, I need to drill through the lintel of a bricked up doorway on the inner skin of a gable end, to accommodate a cooker extraction pipe. Does the fact that it is bricked up totally negate the lintel, and it will be fine. Or are there factors that I should be aware of. As usual, thanks in advance.


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Drill away, not a problem if the doorway is completely filled in. Be aware that the lintel may have re-bar in it, and always use a drill designed for core-drilling, i.e. one with a safety clutch.

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Thanks Ajay. If there is rebar, will the core drill deal with it, or should I tackle it another way.


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Bugger! Sorry A"y"jay.


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Fylde wrote:
Bugger! Sorry A"y"jay.


It's strange how often that gets misspelt, (on various forums). Not that it matters, it's just my phonetic version of my initials, so no probs.

The core drill will go through the rebar, it will take longer than going through concrete and it will get blunt much quicker, but it will get there.

I battened out several concrete ceilings in on building: 2.5" screws would have been fine, but the architect insisted on 3" which meant hitting the rebar, we got through dozens of drill bits because of that.

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