Forums

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
View Single Post
 
Old 05-01-2019, 02:53 PM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 5,695
Thanks: 0
Thanked 300 Times in 156 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mhonard View Post
It seems the header support beams in the lanai of newer concrete homes is concrete surrounded by some sort of mesh metal. I've had terrible success drilling through the mesh metal. Once I break through the metal the concrete is no problem. I've been given all kinds of advice ranging from hammer drilling, going fast, going really slow and of course all the different metal choices (cobalt, titanium etc). I'm sure somebody who does this for a living doesn't use 6 bits to get through this mesh. Can anybody give any solid advice? Need a 1/4' hole.
Mhonard, send me a PM with your phone number and i will give you a call, i have done a few dozen holes just like what you want to do, and I will be glad to discuss what works. NOTE: if your house is like mine (2013 Gardenia) there is a steel (actually stainless steel I think) channel with rebar that is filled with concrete, and then stucco is applied over that. The problem is with the stainless steel.
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
 
You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 PM.