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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by selfdbs, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Feb 2, 2013 #1 of 13
    selfdbs

    selfdbs New Member

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    im having a problem trying to install a satellite system but i cant seem to drill through the wall with the drill bit im using it only goes so far then it goes reserve on me. Do i need a special drill bit to drill with the wall? or does any drill bit work?
     
  2. Feb 2, 2013 #2 of 13
    davring

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    Inside wall, plaster, drywall, panelling? Outside wall, drilling into stucco and hitting the concreete block beneath? Need lots more info.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2013 #3 of 13
    selfdbs

    selfdbs New Member

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    i believe its drywall
     
  4. Feb 2, 2013 #4 of 13
    davring

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    Several variations on what might be beneath it, either way you will need a masonary bit if you are trying to drill through the wall. If its is a CBS type home, you may need a fairly long one.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2013 #5 of 13
    gov

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    Are you drilling into an electrical conduit ??
     
  6. Feb 2, 2013 #6 of 13
    selfdbs

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    nope im actually drilling by another cable outlet
     
  7. Feb 3, 2013 #7 of 13
    supermod38

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    be afraid...................................very afraid............!!!:nono2:
     
  8. Feb 3, 2013 #8 of 13
    jimmie57

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    When you pull the bit out of the wall does it have a light colored powder on it ?
    Is the bit rounded off and not sharp any more ?

    If yes, you are probably hitting a Concrete Block ( some call them Cinder Blocks ). They are usually 8 inches thick for outside walls.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2013 #9 of 13
    peds48

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    some times the insulation wraps around the drill bit making the drill "kick" back. try to move the insulation away from the bit
     
  10. cwtech

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    know before you drill what you are getting into. Granted for us to give you a more accurate answer we are going to need tons more information. What are you drilling into, have you looked at a window seal and seen how deep it is, (concrete block, brick, siding, inside walls 2x4, 2x6) ( example if you are drilling in a concrete block plus have a inside wall thats a 2x4 your gong to need minimum a 16 in long drill bit) If by chance you are drilling in next to another parallel wall you need to make sure your not going into that. There is alot of variables need clarified before we can help you better
     
  11. netraa

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    From what i'm seeing here, or actually, not seeing....

    1-800-531-5000

    that's going to be your safest bet.
     
  12. Floyd

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    There are many types of wall material. Wood, steel, concrete, masonry, brick, stone, ect.

    Each type has it's own preferred method of drilling.

    A masonry bit doesn't go well when you hit wood or steel, and vice versa.

    Take a look into the hole you drilled and see what you hit.
     
  13. selfdbs

    selfdbs New Member

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    i found out all i needed was a longer drill bit and i was only using a 6" which it was not close to what i needed and lucky i had a little bit of help cause this is my first time really drilling through a wall
     

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