what type of drill pieces do i need?

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  1. w3dal

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    Hi All

    So finally after a very nervous week we finally got the mortgage approved for our new build :clap:

    as per attached (plot 2) you can see the wall that i want to mount the TV on shares with the garage so intend on running cables out there and into the cupboard under the stairs which will hold some of my AV gear.

    Question is which type of drill pieces will i need to get through the wall and breeze blocks??

    Many Thanks

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  2. Linx08

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    Is it a new build? If so are there other houses still being built on the same site, if there are have a word with the plumber as he will more than likely have a sds hole cutting kit to do soil pipes, etc so for a drink may well be able to make a hole big enough for you. There is a proper name but I can't remember for the life of me what its called, I keep thinking hole saw but that's not it :)

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  3. Davek0974

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    I think you mean core drill linx, if you want big holes that's the way to do it.
     
  4. w3dal

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    Thanks Linx,

    Yeah its a new build and its completed so no-one on site which is why i have to make the holes myself. Ill need atleast 4 so need to source the correct bits myself if possible
     
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    Bloody 'core drills' that's what they are called. Lol :) had to get the Screwfix book out for that, I'll be able to sleep now. :)
     
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    Thanks Dave that's the ones lmao. :)
    How many cables do you need to get through?

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    Need to take a hole for the cables to come out of the middle of the wall, then one near the bottom and then another to go across to the cupboard I guess
     
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    So will you be taking a hole per speaker cable for the front speakers and then one for all your TV cabling?? Sorry been up since 4am so not totally with it now. Lol
     
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    If you have a drill with a hammer function on it, then somewhere like Screwfix or Tool Station will have decent drills for not a huge amount of cash that should do the job for you.

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    I've used a regular SDS drill bit to run 15mm pipe through 1' stone walls with no trouble. Miles faster than a core cutter, unless the brick is soft. You'd need an SDS drill though. I always go for couple of smaller holes rather than one big one if possible as it is much quicker and cleaner as it reduces the overall area removed massively. It cuts down on drafts/mice/other problems too.

    Either way, a regular DIY drill will be very, very poor at cutting holes large enough for HDMI. If you don't have an SDS drill, go rent one - it will save a lot of time as they drill through bricks like butter.
     
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    Cheers for the advice so far it's much appreciated :thumbsup:
     
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    No worries, remember measure twice drill onces :)
     
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    New house walls are very soft and so a very easy job. Try and keep to one hole and make sure you block it, so no mice or drafts pass though
     
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    It all went well, and since I started this thread we have no sold this house and waiting to moving into our new home - so have todo this all again :)
     

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