Drilling through carpet?


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Old 06-24-07, 06:20 PM
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Talking Drilling through carpet?

This is a stupid question, but gotta ask.

I'm installing a new safe in my closet and needs to be bolted to the slab.

I've heard of taking a utility knife and cutting an X on the spots that need to be drilled, but is there another way to prevent the carpet from binding up in the bit? I can't give my wife an excuse to get more laminate. :-)

I need to drill 2 3/8" holes.

Has anyone had any luck using one of these?

http://www.cableprep.com/carpet.htm
 
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Old 06-24-07, 07:19 PM
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it's going to be covered by the safe isn't it?

In the same vein as the link, you could take a simple hole punch about an inch or so and punch out a circle that could be glued back in if you removed the safe.

Other than that, i really wouldn;t worry about it but do do something to prevent the snags, they can get real big real fast if you are not careful. (trust me, I know)
 
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Old 06-24-07, 08:13 PM
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Thanks Nap!

I think I will just cut some pieces out with a utility knife. It doesn't have to be pretty because the safe will cover it.

I'm thinking a nice cigarette burn might do the trick as well! :-()
 
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instead of cutting circles & removing them (and probably losing them), why not cut a shape like a V or U or l_l or an H or X, and then just bend the carpet back like a flap? then the carpet material is right there when/if you ever remove the safe.
 
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how about cut x , big enough for a 1/2 tube(metal or plastic), insert the tube then insert the drill
 
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I've been out of town and am sure it's too late to be of any help, but here it is, just in case. I do it the way Annette suggested. Cut an X and fold the pieces under. No missing carpet that way if it's ever an issue in the future.
 
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Old 06-29-07, 10:45 AM
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Thanks! I ended up cutting the X's and the safe is now securely mounted to the floor.
 
 

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