Drill in brick - you have to pay attention

Brick walls can be found in many houses. If you want to fix mirrors, curtain rods or shelves securely to the wall, you usually have to drill. Whether this is good in brick walls, what you always have to pay attention to when drilling, you will learn in detail in this post.

Drilling in brick

Basically, bricks - otherwise called simply bricks - belong to the high-performance building materials. The designs can be massive, in many cases there are numerous webs that hold dowels securely. This is usually not the case with other wall building materials.

Suitable drills

For all drilling you have to use the right drill to be successful. For brick, which usually has a dense structure, you should definitely use a stone bur. Stone drills can be recognized at the blunt tip (compared to wood drills).

When drilling holes for dowels, always use a drill bit one millimeter smaller than the dowel diameter. So the dowel sits just right.

Suitable drilling technique

Basically you should try it in the brickwork with rotary drilling. During impact drilling, it may happen that in some cases break away the webs in the brick. But if you do not make any real progress with rotary drilling, you may be able to try it with careful hammering.

Properly drill in brick

  • Brick wall
  • drilling machine
  • pencil
  • duct tape

Mark the first hole

Mark the drill hole on the wall with a pencil. A cross helps you to keep the drill always exactly exactly in the right place.

2. Preparation

It is best to have a helper who immediately collects the falling dust with the vacuum cleaner. Choose the right drill of the right size.

3. Drilling

Find yourself a safe stand position. Place the drill (important!) At a right angle on the wall. Start drilling slowly in the rotary drill setting. Drill very slowly until you are through the plaster. Only when no drilling progress can be seen.

4. Clean the drill hole

Hold the vacuum cleaner to the well and clean it.

Tips & Tricks

Use only high quality drills if possible. That always pays off. The differences between low-cost drills and good, high-quality drills can be enormous on the same machine.

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