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Discuss Anyone drilling holes through joists for waste pipes...? in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    If you looking for a tool to drill through joists I used one of these recently on a house I 1st fixed... 51mm TCT holesaw, very fast & very easy to remove cut timber.
    Used the arbor from my bi-metal holesaw kit.
    (As you know there's rule & regs as to cutting/drilling joists so keep within those parameters)
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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yep esp with a hole haug or angled drill its ace
     
  3. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    Do you have a Hole Hawg Shaun? I've been eyeing them for a while ;)
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No normally use an angled but I've used a chippys one last month and it's tipped me over to I need one so much better nice low toque etc
     
  5. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

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  6. bogrodder

    bogrodder GSR

  7. marvoni

    marvoni Active Member

    Didn't think it was too bad considering it comes with 2x 5Ah Li-ion batteries, charger and kit-box.
     
  8. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    Costly that
     
  9. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    There's different ways of considering the cost...

    If you plumbed say, 3 new houses a year (when you have to drill dozen's of holes overhead through the joists) that's only £147 per house, and think what other job's it would be handy on!!

    Most plumbers/heating engineers must be charging/making £240/day (some a lot more), that's only 2 days labour to cover the cost, besides no more pain of your knuckles/hand smashing off the joist when the cordless drill snags... ouch I've done it again! :oops::mad:
     
  10. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    240 a day pffft.

    Where are you based ??
     
  11. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

  12. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Not cheap at all but quality product. It’s a real beast to be honest
     
  13. Jock Spanners

    Jock Spanners Plumber GSR

    I've never drilled a hole through a joist that big so I checked and found it is permissible for a 2oomm (8 inch) joist. I learned something new today!
     
  14. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    Hey everyone you might find this useful... help yourselves :D
     

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