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Stuck between a wall and a hard place!

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Old 10-28-20, 05:02 AM
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Stuck between a wall and a hard place!


Wall where the hole is in the middle of the condo. Turn clockwise. Hole is about in the middle.

I am making a hole for a bracket to support a floating shelf. Itís Sheetrock. After I pass through the Sheetrock I hit something hard that even with a. Hammer drill I cannot pierce. Could it be a steel support beam? Could it be I need a special drill bit for the hammer drill? Iím in a condominium by the way. Stud buddy doesnít show anything there.

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Old 10-28-20, 05:16 AM
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Reply too short.

is it magnetic? is it magnetic? is it magnetic? is it magnetic? is it magnetic? is it magnetic?
 
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Old 10-28-20, 05:19 AM
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No

Iím using a stud buddy and it doesnít react there
 
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Old 10-28-20, 06:09 AM
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You never really know what is there but, typ wall construction would have a studs in the corner then out 16" or the end of that short wall, I would not expect to find anythig, or even be looking at the spot your trying to drill.
 
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Thatís what I thought and therefore figured it couldnít hurt to try drilling
 
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Old 10-28-20, 11:08 AM
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That’s what I thought and therefore figured it couldn’t hurt to try drilling
You should be able to look in a hole that size to see what the material is.
I wouldn't recommend "just drilling" something solid in the wall.
 
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far from the back (or the face of the drywall) until you hit the obstruction? How many stories in the condo?
Do you have a magnet that will go through the hole? Are there sprinklers in the condo?
I can think of several things that could be inside the wall: An I beam, a roof drain, a sprinkler system supply line, A hot water or steam heat line. If the object is round be very careful. How thick is the wall? If it is deeper than 5" it could be because there is a chase there.

Get a light and look. if you like new toys get a camera.

Curious minds want to know what you find.
 
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Old 10-31-20, 11:29 PM
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So I am in suspense. What did you find? What is the hard surface behind the wall? Is it steel? Tile? Something else?
 
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