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drilling though tile?
#446958 09/09/07 08:41 PM
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We have a backboard install in a resteraunt where there is no room to mount it in the office. The only other logical space is next to the office on tiled wall. I want to know is there a special hole saw needed to drill though tile vs wood or sheet rock?

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If you're just drilling, use a carbide bit at slow speed.


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Well need to drill a large enough hole so the cat5 cables can come though it. I really dont think a regular hole saw can go though it.

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use a masonay drill bit but don't use a hammer drill or push to hard depending on the tile some drill easy and some crack easy If your going to mount a backboard over the hole it maybe easier to remove the tile and just drill the wall.


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How many? Carbide at a low speed and keeping it cool will drill through ceramic tile.


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If you need to make a big hole and taking the tile down is not an option then you can use a core drill. This will be nice and messy. You'll also have a lot of fun holding it up on the wall without it moving smile

It can be done tho. Seen an electrician do just that. Ofcourse he was going through an 8" solid concrete wall. Still dont know why they didn't use a jack hammer.

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Need to pony up at least 100+ for a proper bit. Keep in mind, may be easier to dig out the six inch wall tile, especially if its being covered by a backboard anyway.

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I have drilled a small pilot hole then ,as Bill stated used a carbide bit on low ,watch out though ,It is the glaze that will get you,And I have allways drilled from the tilled side. never have drilled a tiled both side wall.

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Get a grout remover. Use it and remove enough tiles to install a proper back board. The customer needs to understand this has to happen.

I personally dont like having to fish wires in a hole in a wall. Tile is even worse, have you ever gone in to add a wire after an install like that?

leave all wiring exposed and dressed nice.

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Diamond hole saw will do the job

personally , I would keep the cable out of the wall


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