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    Very Random.... How on earth do I put this up?

    My new bathroom cabinet has arrived without instructions!!! Can I drill through the tiles in the bathroom to put it up?

    My OH is out at the mo and I want to get it up

    Can anyone help me pleassssssssse?

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    did it come with any fittings?

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    Not with a regular drill bit, you will need a glass/tile cutting drill bit

    It will look like one of these

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a302/danza1/TILE--GLASS-DRILL-BIT.gif

    yeah drill the tiles. have fun!

    Be very careful about drilling into tiles.

    Very easy to crack them while doing that.

    Be careful about water pipes running behind the tiles.

    My suggestion is NOT to rush it but plan it carefully.

    Better that than a flooded house.

    If the wall is tiled where you are putting then yes you will have to drill through the tiles.

    Use a masonary drill at slow speed, put some tape over the place you are going to drill (something like electrical insulation tape) and drill through the tape.

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    lfc_engravedonheart;5619941

    did it come with any fittings?



    yes have those

    sculpturatus;5619949

    Not with a regular drill bit, you will need a glass/tile cutting drill … Not with a regular drill bit, you will need a glass/tile cutting drill bitIt will look like one of these


    Ahhh I see, thankyou

    magicbeans;5619950

    yeah drill the tiles. have fun!



    Glad I asked thought I would have flooded the pace I bet ha!:oops:

    guilbert53;5619951

    Be very careful about drilling into tiles.Very easy to crack them while … Be very careful about drilling into tiles.Very easy to crack them while doing that.Be careful about water pipes running behind the tiles.My suggestion is NOT to rush it but plan it carefully.Better that than a flooded house.




    Thank you, will give it a miss then I think :oops:

    rep added cheers

    Never tried drilling through tiles myself but have heard that if you put a bit of masking tape on the tile first and drill very slowly it is less likely to crack
    Good Luck

    oops already been said

    My new bathroom cabinet has arrived without instructions!!! Can I drill … My new bathroom cabinet has arrived without instructions!!! Can I drill through the tiles in the bathroom to put it up?My OH is out at the mo and I want to get it upCan anyone help me pleassssssssse?



    My advice = Wait for your husband/boyfriend.

    sculpturatus;5619949

    Not with a regular drill bit, you will need a glass/tile cutting drill … Not with a regular drill bit, you will need a glass/tile cutting drill bitIt will look like one of these



    You don't need a tile bit, a regular masonry drill bit is fine, just scratch the tile surface to remove the glaze where you are going to drill to prevent it slipping, and don't use hammer action.

    I was waiting for dimebars and vibeone to enter this thread but noticed they are both now suspended .........now awaiting casparwhite ......

    It's a piece of cake as long as you get prepared and take you time.

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    greg_68;5619961

    If the wall is tiled where you are putting then yes you will have to … If the wall is tiled where you are putting then yes you will have to drill through the tiles.Use a masonary drill at slow speed, put some tape over the place you are going to drill (something like electrical insulation tape) and drill through the tape.



    Thankyou, Im scared I will flood the place now
    Will try and place so I drill between the tiles :?

    4lyons09;5619986

    Thankyou, Im scared I will flood the place now Will try and place so I … Thankyou, Im scared I will flood the place now Will try and place so I drill between the tiles :?



    probably more likely to crack them drilling on the edge.

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    WoolyM;5619973

    Never tried drilling through tiles myself but have heard that if you put … Never tried drilling through tiles myself but have heard that if you put a bit of masking tape on the tile first and drill very slowly it is less likely to crackGood Luckoops already been said



    Thankyou:thumbsup:

    thesaint;5619975

    My advice = Wait for your husband/boyfriend.You don't need a tile bit, a … My advice = Wait for your husband/boyfriend.You don't need a tile bit, a regular masonry drill bit is fine, just scratch the tile surface to remove the glaze where you are going to drill to prevent it slipping, and don't use hammer action.




    Yes will wait I think :oops:
    smithyp1;5619979

    I was waiting for dimebars and vibeone to enter this thread but noticed … I was waiting for dimebars and vibeone to enter this thread but noticed they are both now suspended .........now awaiting casparwhite ......




    Ahh what a shame about dimebars, such a great member :-D:-D

    Unless it is directly above the sink or bath it's unlikely there are pipes behind the tile. You can buy pipe detectors at B&Q. (assuming they work through tiles)

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    4lyons09;5619986

    Thankyou, Im scared I will flood the place now Will try and place so I … Thankyou, Im scared I will flood the place now Will try and place so I drill between the tiles :?



    [SIZE="7"]Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!![/SIZE]

    Dont drill on the edge of the tile, that will definitely crack them

    Put tape in a cross where you want to drill and drill :thumbsup:in middle of tape this stops tiles cracking..

    sculpturatus;5620010

    [SIZE="7"]Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!![/SIZE]Dont drill on the edge of the tile, … [SIZE="7"]Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!![/SIZE]Dont drill on the edge of the tile, that will definitely crack them



    you shout too much

    Original Poster

    sculpturatus;5620010

    [SIZE="7"]Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!![/SIZE]Dont drill on the edge of the tile, … [SIZE="7"]Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!![/SIZE]Dont drill on the edge of the tile, that will definitely crack them



    I wont lol

    Thanks for the help all! Nice to know not everyone is sarcastic :thumbsup:

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    thesaint;5619975

    You don't need a tile bit, a regular masonry drill bit is fine, just … You don't need a tile bit, a regular masonry drill bit is fine, just scratch the tile surface to remove the glaze where you are going to drill to prevent it slipping, and don't use hammer action.



    You can do it with a masonary bit, however the glass bit leave a neater hole and dont require a scratch to start off with. They also have less chance of damage.

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    lfc_engravedonheart;5620021

    you shout too much



    Shurrup you

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    4lyons09;5620027

    I wont lolThanks for the help all! Nice to know not everyone is sarcastic … I wont lolThanks for the help all! Nice to know not everyone is sarcastic :thumbsup:



    Oh and if its directly above the sink/toilet/bath,shower where you want the cabinet, the pipes may run behind the wall here, anywhere else should be OK

    sculpturatus;5620033

    Shurrup you



    haha make me

    sculpturatus;5620031

    You can do it with a masonary bit, however the glass bit leave a neater … You can do it with a masonary bit, however the glass bit leave a neater hole and dont require a scratch to start off with. They also have less chance of damage.



    True...but most people already have a masonry bit, and a screwdriver to scratch a tile, no need to waste your time and money buying specialist equipment.

    Most holes that are drilled in tiles are covered by the appliance being hung, so I personally don't worry about "neatness", just drill slowly without hammer action.

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    lfc_engravedonheart;5620066

    haha make me



    I like to say 'dont make crap, it comes natural', but that would be naughty.

    So I'll say, come here then :lol:

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    thesaint;5620091

    True...but most people already have a masonry bit, and a screwdriver to … True...but most people already have a masonry bit, and a screwdriver to scratch a tile, no need to waste your time and money buying specialist equipment.Most holes that are drilled in tiles are covered by the appliance being hung, so I personally don't worry about "neatness", just drill slowly without hammer action.



    Ha ha, fair enough

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TANDZZ56L._SL160_.jpg

    thesaint;5619975

    My advice = Wait for your husband/boyfriendYou don't need a tile bit, a … My advice = Wait for your husband/boyfriendYou don't need a tile bit, a regular masonry drill bit is fine, just scratch the tile surface to remove the glaze where you are going to drill to prevent it slipping, and don't use hammer action.



    I do all the DIY in our house you sexist man :roll: and yes i have drilled through tiles using the method you suggested :thumbsup:

    bitseylango;5620272

    I do all the DIY in our house you sexist man :roll: and yes i have … I do all the DIY in our house you sexist man :roll: and yes i have drilled through tiles using the method you suggested :thumbsup:



    I'm guessing you are in a lesbian relationship, and you play the "male" role?

    It's been a while since anyone has called me "sexy", coming from a carpet muncher, it's even more flattering.

    I've put loads of things up in bathroom but I always try to make sure my holes go in grout lines so if I change my mind I can just pop a bit of grout in and yo'd never know

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    greg_68;5619961

    If the wall is tiled where you are putting then yes you will have to … If the wall is tiled where you are putting then yes you will have to drill through the tiles.Use a masonary drill at slow speed, put some tape over the place you are going to drill (something like electrical insulation tape) and drill through the tape.



    great advice ive repped ya

    but she should probably ask permission if she can use the drill first:giggle:

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    thesaint;5620328

    I'm guessing you are in a lesbian relationship, and you play the "male" … I'm guessing you are in a lesbian relationship, and you play the "male" role?It's been a while since anyone has called me "sexy", coming from a carpet muncher, it's even more flattering.



    lmao

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    dave_lunt2;5620341

    I've put loads of things up in bathroom but I always try to make sure my … I've put loads of things up in bathroom but I always try to make sure my holes go in grout lines so if I change my mind I can just pop a bit of grout in and yo'd never know



    when your in the bathroom you stick what in your hole !!! GROUT

    thats just wrong on so many levels:whistling:

    thesaint;5620328

    I'm guessing you are in a lesbian relationship, and you play the "male" … I'm guessing you are in a lesbian relationship, and you play the "male" role?It's been a while since anyone has called me "sexy", coming from a carpet muncher, it's even more flattering.



    If it makes you feel more masculine then feel free to believe that only a lesbian could do DIY.........feel threatened much ?;-)

    bitseylango;5620416

    If it makes you feel more masculine then feel free to believe that only a … If it makes you feel more masculine then feel free to believe that only a lesbian could do DIY.........feel threatened much ?;-)



    I couldn't be anymore masculine than I am, there's so much testosterone pumping through my body, it's quite scary I tell you.

    From now on whenever I am drilling, I will think of you. :-D

    thesaint;5620481

    I couldn't be anymore masculine than I am, there's so much testosterone … I couldn't be anymore masculine than I am, there's so much testosterone pumping through my body, it's quite scary I tell you.From now on whenever I am drilling, I will think of you. :-D



    .........and whenever I drink cream soda I shall think of you ;-)

    bitseylango;5620495

    .........and whenever I drink cream soda I shall think of you ;-)



    lol....is that a euphanism (sp)

    greg_68;5620504

    lol....is that a euphanism (sp)



    sainty will certainly take it as one :-D

    bitseylango;5620519

    sainty will certainly take it as one :-D



    +1
    :gift:

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    thesaint;5620481

    I couldn't be anymore masculine than I am, there's so much testosterone … I couldn't be anymore masculine than I am, there's so much testosterone pumping through my body, it's quite scary I tell you.From now on whenever I am drilling, I will think of you. :-D



    ive heard you like having testosterone being pumped into your body :whistling:

    So how did you get on OP? Did the cabinet get put up?

    To anyone who knows.. Do the same methods apply if drilling a mirror?

    Saint & Bitsey - Get a room LOL
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