Dowels without drilling

When mounting dowels without drilling, you must differentiate between initial installation and reassembly. For both variants of the dowel without drilling you will receive valuable information and tips below.

Fastenings without drilling

Of course, you can attach certain components and elements to the wall, floor and ceiling without drilling. But then mostly without dowels. Some of the attachment techniques would be the following:

  • glue
  • nail
  • concreted

Fix the dowels without drilling

However, when placing dowels without drilling a hole you must distinguish:

  • whether a detached dowel should be fastened again without further drilling
  • whether a special dowel should be fastened without drilling

Replace a loosened dowel without drilling

That is probably the most common application. For example, with curtain rods it happens quite often that solve at least some dowels. Then you can not drill at any other place a new dowel hole. So you do not necessarily have to use a larger dowel with a larger screw and drilled to advance.

Instead, you can also rely on chemical dowels or injection dowels. An anchor sleeve is inserted into the borehole. Then a synthetic resin mass is injected into the hole. Now the thread anchor is inserted and aligned. Under certain conditions, however, the anchor sleeve is not needed and the synthetic resin mortar is sharpened directly into the borehole.

How this works exactly and when which procedure is recommended, we have summarized under "dowels" for you. However, this technique is not suitable for every surface. However, there are other attachment techniques, if the substrate does not hold the dowel and also not the resin mortar (this is preferably to use on a hard surface).

In this case, see "Attaching Dowels to Clay Wall" for how to fix a dowel elsewhere. Again, we offer you a variety of approaches, so you do not have to drill up the existing dowel hole further.

Put dowels without drilling

Depending on the building material that makes up the substrate, you can also set dowels without drilling. Aerated concrete or aerated concrete is such an example. There are special punches that are adapted to the dowel size. These are simply driven into the aerated concrete.

Then follow the further procedure. You can also do the same with insulating dowels and gypsum plaster dowels. It is sufficient to pierce a hole and then screw in the dowel accordingly. This applies in particular to metal dowels for these applications.

Tips & Tricks

Similar fixing techniques we have also in the guide "dowels in soft wall" created for you.

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