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  1. Feeling both silly and satisfied at the same time right now. I read the (bleep) manual before starting, setup the two levers on the drill and set to drilling 26 - 30 holes in concrete. 14 holes in, over two days, and a lot of aching joints and muscles last week, I started up again this morning before the rain comes. 2 more hours done and I think that lever is showing a drill, not a hammer. Flick. OMFG. 10 minutes later, 2 holes done. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. The rain is now arrived, so waiting until tomorrow so as not to mix water and electricity. But now looking forward to the job 🙂🙂
  2. Meanwhile in the day job.... I need to drill twenty 8mm holes in 20mm thick porcelain slabs. Not an ideal situation to be in, The 'professional' slab layers ignored all requests regarding the fixing requirements of the patio lights - so now I need to go for a resin bonded stud system. A cheapo diamond drill (AmTech) lasted for one hole. That's with a lightweight mains drill and plenty of cooling water. Short of buying another 19 AmTech bits.... What does the team suggest....
  3. We have ikea bathroom cabinets to mount on our bathroom porcelain tiles. They are Godmorgon 40x14x96 and weigh 12kg each. I remember that the tiles being a nightmare to drill into to mount a towel rail, I had to buy some diamond drill bits and even then it took ages to drill into them and I was worried I might break the tile, they are large 60x45cm tiles. So wondering if I could mount the tiles using some 3M VHB tape like this one here Ikea had the tape on these hooks we used in the bathroom and I swear I could used them as rock climbing holds. So I'm thinking of getting a roll of tape and sticking it to wall side of the four sides of the cabinet, letting that cure for a day and then sticking it to the wall. Has anyone used that tape for doing something like this and did it work?
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