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Old 05-01-2019, 02:53 PM
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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.
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