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    I've just used some on a wonky towel rail. I thought the job was going to involve a lot of filling, drilling and fiddling but the job took 15 minutes with these and the towel rail is rock solid. I've got some loose stuff in the ICT suites that I was planning to do next week. Hopefully, this is going to make it so much easier.

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    not to be pedantic, but the timer showing 3 mins actually ends up at about 3 mins 10 secs. if i have to wait those extra 10 secs im not buying


    and for that reason, im out
    Last edited by MK-2; 24th August 2011 at 12:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    not to be pedantic, but the timer showing 3 mins actually ends up at about 3 mins 10 secs. if i have to wait those extra 10 secs im noy buying


    and for that reason, im out
    LMAO how they didnt spot that is beyond me...

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    What a brilliant idea. Defo one for my DIY toolkit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    not to be pedantic, but the timer showing 3 mins actually ends up at about 3 mins 10 secs. if i have to wait those extra 10 secs im noy buying


    and for that reason, im out
    Damn, I didn't give it long enough! What was that crashing noise in the bathroom?

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    If it moves and shouldn't - use a hot glue gun

    If it dont move and it should - use WD40

    and most important if you cant hit it with a hammer you have an electrical problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I've just used some on a wonky towel rail.
    Ooh, I've got one of those exact things[1] -I'll have to give this a go and see if I can get it fixed properly.

    [1] Actually, the towel rail in question is so wonky it's been sitting on top of a bookcase in a completly different room for the past 6 months. That's pretty wonky, really.

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    the other thing was him putting it up on bathroom tiles, then hitting it with a hammer. by all means hit the bathroom tiles with a hammer by accident

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    1) do it right in the first place.
    2) drill the hole deeper, get a longer screw and put two plugs in the hole and screw through both.
    3) use these: TCM380M-PRO-KIT Chemical Anchor Polyester Resin Kit 380ml

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    Not always possible Oaktech. My house is a great example, there is no drill known to man that will penetrate more than 2cm into some walls and using an 8mm bit in other walls will guarantee a 24mm hole. DIY ftw.

    I'm currently trying to decide how to attach things to what appears to be concrete skirting boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    I'm currently trying to decide how to attach things to what appears to be concrete skirting boards.
    In our hall we have that terrazzo flooring and it goes up the walls as skirting - it is impossible to drill through

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    Diamond drill bits FTW. C4 as a last resort.

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    New tile drills will probably drill terrazzo, but I've not tried it.

    I like the look of the disks, lots of difficult walls in the old part of the school here. And made by Fischer, they will probably work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Not always possible Oaktech. My house is a great example, there is no drill known to man that will penetrate more than 2cm into some walls and using an 8mm bit in other walls will guarantee a 24mm hole. DIY ftw.

    I'm currently trying to decide how to attach things to what appears to be concrete skirting boards.
    Same here. 1980s build, walls made out of cardboard. Where as the extension we plastered straight onto the breezeblocks and I have several hundred kg hanging off them.

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    No Nails ??

    Unibond No More Nails Interior Grab Adhesive Cartridge 139188

    Unibond No More Nails Interior 300Ml Holds in 10 seconds, Ultimate grab. Bonds all types of wood, tiling, metal, stone, plastic, plaster, concrete.



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