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DIY question

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2 Oct
10:50pm, 2 Oct 2020
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Oh and I have another Q.

Based on my experience detailed above, I've bought some No more nonsense Plaster filler (same company as no more nails) which you use a caulking gun to fill holes - I think easier to fill deeper holes like screw holes.

I am assuming that once I've filled the hole with the stuff and allowed it to set and dry, then it's just like normal plaster and you can drill into it as you would normally with plaster/wall?
2 Oct
11:03pm, 2 Oct 2020
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If it were me I would go quite steady with the drill, and not use the hammer setting until I hit brick - and I'd want to use a longer screw so the rawlplug was completely in the brick.
3 Oct
6:31pm, 3 Oct 2020
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paul the builder
I'd be trying to avoid using filled holes for future support. Move the board 2 inches left, or up or down, whatever.
5 Oct
5:03pm, 5 Oct 2020
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Thanks - PTB - I'm not intending to put the shelves up on these particular holes - I've just got a few places where there are old screw holes and I may fill them. This stuff that I've bought is supposed to be 'the same' as the plaster around it apparently. So *in theory* safe to drill into.

But no plans to do so any time soon.

My next job has been forced upon me as the heavy rain on Sat has show that despite fixing the roof and the brickwork on my outhouse/shed, water is still getting in along the back wall somwhere and making the shed slightly damp (no where near as bad as it was, but still needs fixing).

So my fun job next weekend is to dig out the wall close to where the water is coming in and see if there's anything I can see. Unfortunately might have to down 50cm -1m. And the gap I've got to dig out isn't all that wide.

I'll see how tricky it is....

And then to find a solution...

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