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Outbacker 10-21-2007 11:44 AM

Drilling through tile
 
I have a tiled bath wall and want to install a permanent shower curtain rod as opposed to the expandable one. What kid of drill would I use to go through the tile, and are there any tips to prevent the tile from cracking?

Thanks.

travelover 10-21-2007 01:14 PM

Use a carbide tipped masonry drill. Break the glaze with a careful tap of a center punch to center the hole. Start with a smaller pilot if the diameter is over about 3/8". Don't force the drill, let it wear through slowly.


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