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Drilling on tiles

If you need to drill a hole into tiles for what ever reason.
the best and easiest way is to place a cross of tape on the postition of drilling and drilling through the tape.
your drill bit will stay completely still and cut a smooth hole
easy....

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how do you drill through ceramic tile


Go to Lowes, Home Depot, Menards or reasonably good Hardware store. buy a ceramic bit. They are usually with the wood, steel and concrete bits. Small bits arent to pricy. If you need a larger hole like the on the shower pipe goes through, you will need a ceramic hole saw. Hole saws are coated with diamond chips and will probably cost $40 or more. good Luck

Oct 08, 2015 | Porcelanosa Ceramic Wall Tile: : Mosaico...

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Hi, I want to replace an old American Standard toilet bowl that is a 4 bolt tie down design to the floor. Can I replace this with a standard 2 bolt floor mount design? If not are 4 bolt tie down models still available and if not what modification do I need to do to install a standard 2 bolt tie down design?


If you go with the 2 bolt you will need (I presume) to drill 2 holes into the tile. put toilet in place where it will sit and mark the holes , take away toilet and drill the holes with a 7ml tile drill bit (masking tape put over the tile will help you to not slip when starting off the hole). Drill deep enough to insert 7ml rawl plugs. then place the toilet back and fix down with screws long enough to go through the toilet and 3/4 of the rawl plug. You will need; Electric percussion drill or descent battery drill. 7 ml tile drill bit 2 x rawl plug 7ml 2 x screw masking tape is handy hope this helps, Alex

May 18, 2011 | American Standard 2294.011.020 Afwall...

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moen 3836...lost installation manual...what size drill bit for the hand held brkt.


There is no single answer that I can give you because it will vary due to material you are mounting to. If you are going to be mounting on ceramic tile or fiberglass shower wall I would recommend you use the plastic anchors that come with the bracket and mounting screws. Use drill size 3/16 drill holes and insert anchors. Mount bracket and screw in place. If you have hollow wall with nothing but sheetrock to hold the bracket I would get small butterfly anchors from hardware store and drill hole slightly larger than the wings on fastener when they are folded back along side the screws.If you have a wood backer board behind shower wall then drill holes with 1/8 inch bit and use screws long enough to reach through shower wall and sheet rock and mount bracket. Hope this helps you. Thanks P.S. If you have to drill thru ceramic tile you will need a carbide tipped bit.

Nov 26, 2010 | Moen Plumbing

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we are concernened about screwing the tub into the floor for stability. We have to go through tile and into wood. There are no instructions included for this. Included were 5/16 lag bolt and feet but we do not know how the feet are to be used.


The main reason to screw the feet to the floor is to keep the tub from moving which could cause the pipes to leak (either the supply or the drain) Authentic old clawfoot cast iron tubs were usually bolted to the floor because they were so heavy that it took a significant effort to move them, especially on a wood floor. If your tub is light enough that you could move it without a pretty significant push, then you had best bolt it to the floor in at least two places. Drilling holes through tile can be intimidating, but it's not as hard as you might think using an inexpensive masonry drill bit and a carbide tipped scratch awl. I will leave it to you to figure out how to assemble the claw feet to the tub, but here are a couple of important tips for drilling the holes through tile: Mark the hole locations with a felt-tip marker. Then use the carbide tipped scratch awl to gouge a starter divot in the tile. This divot can be pretty small, but it's essential for being able to drill a hole in tile in the right place. Use a variable-speed drill at fairly low speed to drill the hole - don't use a hammer-drill. Also keep a puddle of water where you are drilling to prevent the tile from heating up in one spot and causing the tile to crack. Once you get the hole through to the wood below, switch to a regular drill bit of a smaller size. Good luck, Al K

Aug 24, 2010 | American Standard Reminiscence...

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Drill hole in China Plate


Normally you would use a masonry bit to drill into ceramics eg tiles or bricks. if the plate is glazed it is better to stick some masking tape or adhesive backed paper on the area to be drilled to stop the drill bit slipping around. also i would be inclined to use a hand turned drill or a small battery powered drill if you have one to avoid breakage of the plate.

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