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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:14 am 
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Hi

I'm soon to be purchasing an alarm system for my home and I would very much appreciate advice on drilling in to rendering, by this I mean is it likely to crack or blow and should I only screw in to the rendering or should I go through to the brickwork.

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Render is usually thin, so you should drill a mm or two deeper than the fixing you intend to use (Rawl plug?)

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Ah ok thank you

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Don't use hammer action when starting off, just in case that area isn't terribly well adhered to the brick, once you have gone in a few mm, then use hammer action if needed. Same goes when drilling into plaster really, take it gentle at first, you are only drilling a few holes so no need to rush.


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Hi Rorschach

That is what I was concerned about the render breaking around the drilling area so that's good advice coz I would have used the hammer action from the start, so I will keep that in mind not to when starting the drilling.


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