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    If I wanted to drill a hole in the ceiling should I drill from underneath or should I drill from the attic and downwards?

    I just need to make a smallish hole for an aerial cable to go into. Any help gratefully accepted.

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    I think you should drill from underneath.

    On a Makita advert you see a man drilling a hole from underneath and getting dust in his eye - hence the reason you should buy one of their drills that prevents this from happening.

    Note that I have learned everything I know about DIY from adverts because I've never done any and I wouldn't watch an actual program about DIY.
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    Drill from the finished ceiling up.
    Doing it the other way could result in an ugly breakthrough hole in the part you can see.


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    Are you trying to drill into a joist or avoid a joist?

    EDIT: whoops didn't read the question. Avoid, obviously!
    Last edited by Barbarossa; 06-11-2007 at 11:27 AM.

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    as per clocker's advice. if you drill the other way, paint could crack etc... and look unsightly. good luck.

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    Cheers guys.

    I'm getting the landlady to do it anyhows, but I'll be able to tell her the correct way to do it.

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    i think cheese lives in the attic and just wants to spy on hawt naked ladies ...or possibly men

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadia
    i think cheese lives in the attic and just wants to spy on hawt naked ladies ...or possibly men
    Actually I want them to spy on me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Withcheese
    Actually I want them to spy on me...
    the women or the men ?

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    Alien Blood is very efficient at making holes
    but be careful not to spill too much

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