How To: Drill And Fix To A Solid Wall

What you will need

  • Power drill and masonry drill bit
  • Rawl plug and matching sized screw (The size of the fitting you use will be determined by what you are trying to hang)
  • Screwdriver
  • Multi-purpose detector
  • Hammer
  • Pencil

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  • 1 Decide where you would like to fix your object. Carry out some visual checks on the wall for sockets or switches. For extra safety, use a multi-purpose detector to make sure there are no wires or cables running behind the spot. Mark with a pencil.
  • 2 Attach the required size masonry bit to your drill, set your drill to hammer action and drill your hole to the depth required. You can use a depth gauge on the drill to note this depth or mark the drill bit with a piece of masking tape so you know when to stop.
  • 3 Insert your rawl plug into the hole, making sure it is flush with the wall – use a hammer to do this if necessary
  • 4 Insert your screw into the wall. Leave it protruding slightly to attach your mirror or picture.
  • 5 Hang your object on the screw.