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I'm proud of myself. I've never even used a...

I'm proud of myself. I've never even used a drill. This is not my cup of tea; I hate this stuff. I did it! Yay! Probably sounds trivial to people here but to me it was a first. The a/c works great...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Just try a screw. If it doesn't work try a...

Just try a screw. If it doesn't work try a different type.

This works if you have room for mistakes. No room left (literally) for mistakes. This sounds borderline hostile.


You seem to have...
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No, definitely not. Need to screw them in. They...

No, definitely not. Need to screw them in. They are small pieces that are supposed to pivot after you've drilled the a/c support, so they move or can easily slip even with heavy weight mounted, and...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Thanks, Ray ;-) This is a white-painted wood...

Thanks, Ray ;-)

This is a white-painted wood board (soft pine) that I embarrassingly drilled (more than once) onto stucco (mauve-color) with Tapcon screws. You can see that I'm not on the first...
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hi Furd, thanks. Home Depot doesn't have the...

hi Furd, thanks.

Home Depot doesn't have the same size Tapcon screw that I need so I got stucco screws (made for stucco). Already drilled the pilot holes going through the wood and through the...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Thanks -it makes sense to have different bit...

Thanks -it makes sense to have different bit sizes for soft wood.

I just made a mistake drilling an extra six holes into this little board and I hope I didn't ruin it. I basically placed the...
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Posted By daisygirl12

thanks, everybody :) What is the right drill...

thanks, everybody :)

What is the right drill bit to make a pilot hole for a wood screw, #12 x 1 -1/2"?

3/32
7/64
1/8
9/64
5/32
11/64
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Posted By daisygirl12

Ray, I have no idea what you're saying...

Ray,
I have no idea what you're saying -drilling a hole larger than the area the screw will go into makes no sense to me since it will fall out. Obviously, I'm misunderstanding you but I don't think...
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Posted By daisygirl12

ps: Just realized... It's not the Tapcon bit that...

ps: Just realized... It's not the Tapcon bit that caused tiny cracks in the wood; it's the Tapcon screws (called anchors). Not sure why. I tightened them and the wood cracked a tiny bit.

If...
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Posted By daisygirl12

XSleeper, I just now saw your post about a...

XSleeper,
I just now saw your post about a different bit for wood. I drilled three holes into wood with the Tapcon bit. Tiny little cracks in the wood by the screws. Should I pull them out and start...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Your help is much appreciated :o) Ok, I...

Your help is much appreciated :o)

Ok, I drilled the Tapcon screws into the wood and stucco -it's stuck on. I don't think I used the hammer drill part of the drill though. I just drilled it. Not...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Bob, That's it! It's drilling fast now -into...

Bob,
That's it! It's drilling fast now -into wood and stucco. THANK YOU!

Drilling a slab of wood into a stucco windowsill with a Ryboi corded drill (it has a hammer drill in it as well). Using...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Red face That makes sense. The Home Depot staff gave me...

That makes sense. The Home Depot staff gave me bad instructions and told me to buy the wrong stuff, I guess. It is a hammer drill. I have a few questions, if you don't mind.

I need to drill an...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Rookie trying to drill a pilot hole... ?

I'm wondering why it's taking so long to drill a pilot hole into wood. I'm using a Ryboi D620H drill, 1" thick wood board, Tapcon carbide concrete drill bit 5/32 x 4-1/2. Also want to know if I've...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Why is this pilot hole taking several minutes to drill...?

Took me a minute to drill the hole in this photo and it isn't even through the board yet. Practicing with a new drill and the following tools and it's taking forever to put a pilot hole into a 1-inch...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Hi... THANKS... Just want to make sure... You're...

Hi... THANKS... Just want to make sure... You're saying to screw the board into the sill, then screw the a/c support into the board but not the sill?

Is there such a thing as a 5/32 screw that's...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Thank you :) This is a little...

Thank you :)


This is a little nerve-wracking because I don't have any help. I have 2 more questions.

To get what I am asking, please refer to post # 1, last photo down. I'm talking about the...
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Posted By daisygirl12

I won't know if it works until I try it and I...

I won't know if it works until I try it and I have to drill holes first. There's no room for mistakes on where to drill because holes are drilled across the outside sill already. The weight is on the...
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Posted By daisygirl12

I no longer have help installing this window a/c...

I no longer have help installing this window a/c and don't want to pay a handyman and I'm wondering if you all can tell me: Can a person that's never used a drill and installed a window a/c follow...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Ok thanks, I didn't know :o

Ok thanks, I didn't know :o
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Posted By daisygirl12

Thank you for the help, it really comes in handy....

Thank you for the help, it really comes in handy. This is a helpful website.

I'm wondering if, just for today and maybe tomorrow, is it okay to place the a/c on the floor and turn it on for a...
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Posted By daisygirl12

Turned it on for the first time and it works.

Turned it on for the first time and it works.
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Posted By daisygirl12

Thanks, Hurd and Ray -both great suggestions. ...

Thanks, Hurd and Ray -both great suggestions. ;)

Ray, I just turned it on and it works. My 1st question below is about doing the exact same thing --adding boards instead of using the accordion...
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Posted By daisygirl12

hi Ray, Thanks for your faithfulness :) ...

hi Ray,
Thanks for your faithfulness :)

My concern is the two knobs on the bottom of the a/c (see Post #19 to view knobs).

Below, you'll see two drawings of the window. On the left is Plan...
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Posted By daisygirl12

I'm not hearing back and it sounds like maybe...

I'm not hearing back and it sounds like maybe nobody understands the problem. If someone can tell me how to post a diagram, I can try that. The "broomstick" idea helps to hold it in place -thanks.
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