drilling through tile

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Old 12-12-04, 02:34 PM
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drilling through tile

Ok, just tiled and grouted. Now the pedestal sink has holes in the base to be bolted down. My hammer drill can get through the concrete but should I use it to get through the tile??? Thanks again!
 
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If it's ceramic (not porcelain) a glass bit or masonry bit will usually do the trick. Put a peice of duct tape over where you are drilling to keep the bit from walking. If it's porcelain, use a diamond bit, which will work for other tile as well. After you drill your hole without the hammer setting, if you have a block wall behind it (I think this was a basement shower, right?) then you can switch to a masonry bit with the hammer setting, but for small holes, the hammer setting isn't really needed. The bit for the tile will go through any masonry substrate behind the tile, switch to a wood bit to go into studs or blocking.
 
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Thanks Again!!!!!!!!

You are the man (woman?!?) I appreciate all the help!!!
 
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Talking Couldnt find those bits

But I found some Black&Decker tile bits. Worked really good. Could only cut about four holes then stop for the bit to cool down but then could cut more. Very nice if you ever try, at Home Depot. Thanks again for everything, bathroom is done!!!
 
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