How to drill thropugh Hardipanel


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Old 09-09-04, 02:16 PM
kmith
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Our house has a stucco look and we are building an addition. We expect to have the addition sided with Hardipanel. See http://www.jameshardie.com/homeowner...hardipanel.php.

I'll be doing the electric and plumbing myself. I'll have to drill drill holes in the siding for 3/4" hose bibs and outside electrical boxes.

Hardipanels are basically concrete panels. My equipment (drills, bits, etc.) is designed for wood. How do I make the necessary cuts?

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Old 09-09-04, 06:25 PM
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Drill the pilot holes with a masonry bit, then use hole saws.
 
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Old 09-09-04, 07:15 PM
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Do I need special hole saws for use with masonry as with the special masonry drill bit?

Also, I have recently heard about Roto-Zip (sp?) tools for use with Hardi-Panels. Can you also comment on that?

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Old 09-10-04, 01:43 PM
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Sure, you can also use a roto-zip.
 
 

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