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With reference to possibly encountering nails comment from above Two adjacent rooms with a shared upper corner by the ceiling specifies a T wall layout as shown here: When you go to drill a hole in the very upper corner of the room you will be drilling through the upper top plate (and possibly into a part of the lower top plate depending upon the ...


A flexible drill bit should do the trick.


just smash it into the slab with a hammer or cut it off with a cutting wheel on a grinder. its a tool room. if you worried about water (don't know why as concrete is porous already, and unless you are planning an indoor pool, this is no concern of any import), just smash it in subgrade and then pour epoxy or polyester resin over the hole. its thin enough ...


This is a pet peeve of mine, I use lag shields and anchors for this kind of thing because those expansion bolts are such a pain if you want to move things, and eventually you move everything. I see you got the big-hammer solution, people love giving that advice. ("Just pound it in! BFH (big hammer) solves everything! What could possibly go wrong?") I'd ...


This is a great question at the time of template with your countertop. The answer should be "YES" by your contractor. If he refused I would find another one. I've seen people totally screw up a top not properly knowing how to drill into surfaces. Especially if they aren't holding the drill correctly.


Sink holes (faucet/soap/whatever) are almost always done on site. The actual sink cutout is already done at the shop and the company doing the install probably does not want to risk even further the chance of cracking/breaking. Anyone with a drill and a $15 diamond circle bit can cut these holes out in a couple mins per hole. If they can't they ...


One possibility not mentioned, there may be wires behind the plate if they were not able to locate them far enough back the plate prevents the wires from being damaged by nails, screws ect,,, the plates are usually galvanized steel if that is the case.


If the magnetic stud finder is showing response across a good part of the stud cavity then there is probably a metal duct in the wall. This could be a stove hood vent, a dryer vent or a heating duct. If the magnetic finder is showing just a narrow range near where you drilled the hole then the item in the wall might be a metal pipe such as a sewer vent ...

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