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Old 10-21-2007, 11:44 AM  
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Default 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?


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Old 10-21-2007, 01:14 PM  
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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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