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    Default What size drill for a red rawlplug?

    I need to stick up an alarm box at the weekend and they are unmarked - looks like maybe 6mm or so? Masonry bit obviously, going into red brick and maybe mortar...
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    6mm it be, Parz!
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    I go a size smaller as it always seems to bore a hole out for me. I like to hammer the plugs in!

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    Nice, cheers Trev! So 3mm wood for the door bar, 6mm masonry for the alarm box, and a tommy gun under the bed for the ultimate deterrent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mat-mk3 View Post
    I go a size smaller as it always seems to bore a hole out for me. I like to hammer the plugs in!
    Get a better drill, then!
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    I'm looking forward to the moment when you mutter "Trev you utter c*nt" when you discover it's the wrong size whilst freezing your ball off up a ladder.
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    5.5mm is what i always use, nice n tight

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    They're about 2 inches long, don't think anyone will be pulling them out without breaking the box!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mat-mk3 View Post
    I go a size smaller as it always seems to bore a hole out for me. I like to hammer the plugs in!
    do you like making hard work of something?

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    I always use 5.5 for masonry aswell, makes it nice and tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSecondComing View Post
    Get a better drill, then!
    my drill is like this,anyone know where i can get rugby ball shaped plugs

    you'd do anything for a dub

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon P View Post
    do you like making hard work of something?
    Nope. But when i do a job i do it properly. Nothing is coming off the wall if i put it up

    Rugby ball plugs here please!

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    Mat, it's a fuсking alarm system box - if they want it off the wall then they can hit it with a big hammer. Wise up, son, or I'll be round to see you with my big cock.
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    Not again

    Ok, I didn't mean for somthing like an alarm box. Infact I had a new alarm put in at my unit last week. (Last one got wet!) It was a terrible install and you could just pull the keypad off the wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat-mk3 View Post
    Not again
    And that was from just having to look at it.

    What make of system did you have installed Mat?
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    It'll make your eyes water, sonny. But you'll learn to enjoy it.
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    Bin the plugs and use some proper red ones with some inch half 8 screws and use some penny washers to pack out gaps if the wall bows a bit. Plugs supplied with appliances are invariably sheeeite and pull out way too easy.

    Oh and 5.5 mm ftw esp with my Bosch 18v on full chat BRRRRRAAAAAARP!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSecondComing View Post
    It'll make your eyes water, sonny. But you'll learn to enjoy it.
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    How can there be so many replies about a poxy red rawl plug, Just use a quality 6mm masonry drll (Dorma or Faithfull pro)

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    Another vote for 5.5 especially if your drilling into a soft brick or block like therma****e!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steved View Post
    How can there be so many replies about a poxy red rawl plug, Just use a quality 6mm masonry drll (Dorma or Faithfull pro)
    It`s called, `banter`, and `having a laugh`...try it sometime...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuMc View Post
    It`s called, `banter`, and `having a laugh`...try it sometime...



    I'd go with 12mm, elongate it, then use polyfiller to fill the space in around it. Just don't screw anything into it

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    Change of plan - no drilling involved. Just going to fill the whole box with pink Gripfill and stick it to the wall. For the door bar I'm just going to use duct tape, should hold it just fine against a load of thugs breaking in to steal a load of jewellery from an 83-year old woman.
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    I was going to suggest velcro.
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    What are you, one of these "Do It Yourself" types, spent too long watching home improvement programmes on the TV? Pfffft. Amateur.
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