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What's the stupidest thing you've ever done to yourself?

We're keeping this one open for two weeks to allow you to get up to stupid stuff and send it in.

(, Thu 20 Dec 2007, 12:36)
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Drilling Tiles
We had the bathroom tiled not so long ago and I was putting up a new bathroom cabinet and had to drill two holes in the new tiles. Trying to get the bit to take on the first hole was proving quite troublesome. After about 15 minutes all I seemed to have achieved was a small circle just bigger than a pin hole. It looked like a tiny scorch mark.

Hmmmm thinks I... “Must be the wrong sort of drill bit or sumfing like that”. So off to Home Base I go and purchase some new bits.

When I returned home and put the new bit in the drill I realised that I had knocked the switch to reverse and had been trying to drill a tile with the drill rotating the wrong way.

Those two holes were drilled in less than 5 minutes after that.

(, Thu 27 Dec 2007, 20:10, 3 replies)
Maybe if you had drilled the tiles from the back. Then the bit would have been going the right way!!!
(, Thu 27 Dec 2007, 20:39, closed)
(, Fri 28 Dec 2007, 12:26, closed)
If you.....
Take a hammer and a masonry nail, and hit the spot you want to drill into a few times with the tip of the nail- you'll have chipped off the enamel and have a nice porcelain/clay surface to start drilling into.

/DIY blog
(, Fri 28 Dec 2007, 16:36, closed)

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