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#852749 - 23rd Jan 2014 3:14pm help with DIY
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Hi,

It might sound like a daft question but here goes…

I have just had my 60" led tv wall mounted and I am about to install some tv shelves which require drilling into the same wall which the led tv was mounted, its simply going to be underneath the tv, am I ok to drill the wall?, I am worried all the vibrations from below may make the tv loose and fall off lol

Yes I am a women and it might sound silly but no harm checking.

thanks in advance

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#852760 - 23rd Jan 2014 3:22pm Re: help with DIY [Re: lau2908]
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Possibly take the tv down first, do drilling and shelves, then put the tv back.
Make sure that the wall is a brick wall or you'll need special screws and fixings.

Tips from a cack - handed useless DIYer
sorry


Edited by derekdwc (23rd Jan 2014 3:23pm)

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#852765 - 23rd Jan 2014 3:28pm Re: help with DIY [Re: lau2908]
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Im a woman, i would take down ,better safe than sorry lol

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#852771 - 23rd Jan 2014 3:49pm Re: help with DIY [Re: missmahjong]
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It shouldn't be up there in the first place if drilling a few holes is likely to bring it off. If your worried, buy a good quality masonry bit and drill the wall without using hammer action or percussion of any description. A good masonry bit will fly in to brick with no problems at all.
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#852777 - 23rd Jan 2014 4:13pm Re: help with DIY [Re: lau2908]
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No I'm not saying its up shoddy or anything, I paid a professional company which was pretty expensive, I am just being over cautious as tv is very dear and would hate it to come off lol

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#852778 - 23rd Jan 2014 4:16pm Re: help with DIY [Re: lau2908]
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Before you drill make sure there are no, gas, water pipes or electric service cables in the wall for lights or sockets, more likely if you have solid floors, telly should be ok in situ, as bert said if drilling a few holes loosens it then it shouldn't be up there, good luck


Edited by casper (23rd Jan 2014 4:18pm)

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#852795 - 23rd Jan 2014 5:07pm Re: help with DIY [Re: missmahjong]
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Originally Posted By: missmahjong
Im a woman, i would take down ,better safe than sorry lol


You can also Multitask

1 Hand Drilling
1 Hand Holding up the TV
1 Foot holding the dust bag.
1 Foot Stopping the door from blowing shut.

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Practice with the drill on a part of the wall no one will see.
As a guide to how deep, measure up the rawl plug against the drill and go a tiny bit further.

You should be fine smile
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#852886 - 24th Jan 2014 8:44am Re: help with DIY [Re: Mark]
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hi
not relating to the tv but a great trick when you drill the actual holes - use a small cardboard box or piece of bent card (the bottom of a cereal packet is ideal and tape it to the wall using masking tape just below the hole you are drilling and all the dust will drop into the box rather than all over your floor. much easier as often brick dust is very fine and difficult to hoover up.

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#854291 - 29th Jan 2014 12:38am Re: help with DIY [Re: homeraway]
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Originally Posted By: homeraway
hi
but a great trick when you drill the actual holes - use a small cardboard box or piece of bent card (the bottom of a cereal packet is ideal and tape it to the wall using masking tape just below the hole you are drilling and all the dust will drop into the box rather than all over your floor. much easier as often brick dust is very fine and difficult to hoover up.


Brilliant....Why didn't you post this last week when I was drilling !!!!

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