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Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 2:26pm

Thanks for the advice, everyone.

Seems our local Lowe's doesn't carry diamond-tipped bits, only diamond-ground carbide bits. But, one of those got the job done - a lot faster than I anticipated. Job went off without a hitch; the most difficult part was removing the old fixture.
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020 - 3:27pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
What sort of bit does one use to drill a hole in ceramic tile?
 
I have a set of diamond 'hole saws' I use to drill through ceramics. They look like tiny hole saws, without the drill in the middle. They are tricky to use by hand, but it's possible. Especially if you don't need precision. 
google 'diamond hole saw', Amazon has a set for under $10.

Ping me if you need details...
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020 - 6:33am



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Carbide tip masonry bit. FIRST make a nick with a sharp awl or something to scratch it, then I use a very small bit to start. Put some masking tape or duct tape on it first, to help keep the bit from walking. The bit should also have a sharp point to help it stay put. You have to get through the glazing carefully. Once you get the small bit thru the harder outside, you can go to the full size bit. If you sprang for a new super hard diamond tip masonry bit, you might not need to do the small/large bit thing, but I go with what got me here. DO NOT apply much pressure. I keep the bit speed pretty fast but not maxRPM, and pressure very very light. It will go, eventually, but it takes patience.

 
I'm thinking I may be able to place the hole in the grout between a couple of tiles... or is that not a good idea?

 
Will the tile be on the floor on on a wall?  I assume you're thinking of a small hole. If it's for something like a towel rack a penetration in a grout seam could eventually loosen or crack the grout because of the repeated strain of pulling and pushing towels on it, though even that may not happen right away.  If it's for something like a water supply line it may not matter as much.  Either way, a lot of (flexible) caulk or silicone around the perimeter is usually good.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2020 - 6:09am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Carbide tip masonry bit. FIRST make a nick with a sharp awl or something to scratch it, then I use a very small bit to start. Put some masking tape or duct tape on it first, to help keep the bit from walking. The bit should also have a sharp point to help it stay put. You have to get through the glazing carefully. Once you get the small bit thru the harder outside, you can go to the full size bit. If you sprang for a new super hard diamond tip masonry bit, you might not need to do the small/large bit thing, but I go with what got me here. DO NOT apply much pressure. I keep the bit speed pretty fast but not maxRPM, and pressure very very light. It will go, eventually, but it takes patience.

 
I'm thinking I may be able to place the hole in the grout between a couple of tiles... or is that not a good idea?

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Posted: Jan 16, 2020 - 8:24pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
What sort of bit does one use to drill a hole in ceramic tile?
 
Carbide tip masonry bit. FIRST make a nick with a sharp awl or something to scratch it, then I use a very small bit to start. Put some masking tape or duct tape on it first, to help keep the bit from walking. The bit should also have a sharp point to help it stay put. You have to get through the glazing carefully. Once you get the small bit thru the harder outside, you can go to the full size bit. If you sprang for a new super hard diamond tip masonry bit, you might not need to do the small/large bit thing, but I go with what got me here. DO NOT apply much pressure. I keep the bit speed pretty fast but not maxRPM, and pressure very very light. It will go, eventually, but it takes patience.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2020 - 7:04pm

What sort of bit does one use to drill a hole in ceramic tile?
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Posted: Aug 30, 2019 - 2:32pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 

always looking for new members

Ready to unload his sack

A man brings a deposit of the white stuff



 
oh, dear
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Posted: Aug 30, 2019 - 2:04pm



 R_P wrote:
 

always looking for new members

Ready to unload his sack

A man brings a deposit of the white stuff



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Posted: Aug 30, 2019 - 11:36am

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Posted: May 29, 2019 - 11:26am

 westslope wrote:
Alexandra:  Perhaps places like The Hardware Hut might help?

Furniture rails hardware seem to work as descriptors to use in a meta-search engine like Bing or Google.

 

Thanks - the closets are done now with new stuff.
The main problem was warped/bowed doors.
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Posted: May 29, 2019 - 9:46am

Alexandra:  Perhaps places like The Hardware Hut might help?

Furniture rails hardware seem to work as descriptors to use in a meta-search engine like Bing or Google.
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Posted: May 29, 2019 - 7:24am

 JrzyTmata wrote:


 Alexandra wrote:
I've got old closet sliding doors and vintage steel rails but missing roller hardware—I think they're original (1960s). All the latest hardware at both Home Depot and Lowes don't fit well (doors too close, don't slide easily) on the old rails. We want to avoid having to get all new doors - is there anywhere online that would have old roller parts to fit old rails? (Instead of 2 J-shaped ones facing the same way, it's two Js facing in.)
 

who is we? did you get a new cat?

 

One of my bestest friends (and musical collaborators) who's been doing the lion's share of all this DIY out of the goodness of his heart.


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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 3:00pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 Alexandra wrote:
I've got old closet sliding doors and vintage steel rails but missing roller hardware—I think they're original (1960s). All the latest hardware at both Home Depot and Lowes don't fit well (doors too close, don't slide easily) on the old rails. We want to avoid having to get all new doors - is there anywhere online that would have old roller parts to fit old rails? (Instead of 2 J-shaped ones facing the same way, it's two Js facing in.)
 

who is we? did you get a new cat?

  



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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 2:50pm



 Alexandra wrote:
I've got old closet sliding doors and vintage steel rails but missing roller hardware—I think they're original (1960s). All the latest hardware at both Home Depot and Lowes don't fit well (doors too close, don't slide easily) on the old rails. We want to avoid having to get all new doors - is there anywhere online that would have old roller parts to fit old rails? (Instead of 2 J-shaped ones facing the same way, it's two Js facing in.)
 

who is we? did you get a new cat?
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Posted: May 28, 2019 - 1:12pm



 Alexandra wrote:

 
We decided to go with new doors/rails and get rid of the warped ones. So...never mind.

 



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Posted: May 24, 2019 - 4:49am

 Alexandra wrote:


Yes - I'm about to move in to the house on Tuesday - but I may be able to get a pic tonight when I take a load of stuff over there. Thanks!
EDIT: The former owner (or who knows, maybe even one before her) had the doors off and stored in a shed before I moved in - I opted to put them back on. So they also might be slightly bowed from being in extreme temps out there (one is for sure). And that could be part of the problem.

 
 
We decided to go with new doors/rails and get rid of the warped ones. So...never mind.

Alexandra

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Posted: May 20, 2019 - 7:33am

 oldviolin wrote:


 Alexandra wrote:
I've got old closet sliding doors and vintage steel rails but missing roller hardware—I think they're original (1960s). All the latest hardware at both Home Depot and Lowes don't fit well (doors too close, don't slide easily) on the old rails. We want to avoid having to get all new doors - is there anywhere online that would have old roller parts to fit old rails? (Instead of 2 J-shaped ones facing the same way, it's two Js facing in.)
 

A lot of those are pretty standard but is it possible to take pics and post?

 

Yes - I'm about to move in to the house on Tuesday - but I may be able to get a pic tonight when I take a load of stuff over there. Thanks!
EDIT: The former owner (or who knows, maybe even one before her) had the doors off and stored in a shed before I moved in - I opted to put them back on. So they also might be slightly bowed from being in extreme temps out there (one is for sure). And that could be part of the problem.
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Posted: May 20, 2019 - 4:09am



 Alexandra wrote:
I've got old closet sliding doors and vintage steel rails but missing roller hardware—I think they're original (1960s). All the latest hardware at both Home Depot and Lowes don't fit well (doors too close, don't slide easily) on the old rails. We want to avoid having to get all new doors - is there anywhere online that would have old roller parts to fit old rails? (Instead of 2 J-shaped ones facing the same way, it's two Js facing in.)
 

A lot of those are pretty standard but is it possible to take pics and post?
Alexandra

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Posted: May 19, 2019 - 11:35pm

I've got old closet sliding doors and vintage steel rails but missing roller hardware—I think they're original (1960s). All the latest hardware at both Home Depot and Lowes don't fit well (doors too close, don't slide easily) on the old rails. We want to avoid having to get all new doors - is there anywhere online that would have old roller parts to fit old rails? (Instead of 2 J-shaped ones facing the same way, it's two Js facing in.)
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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 - 2:13pm

 aflanigan wrote:
I wrote a prose poem in honor of having finally reassembled the family minivan after doing a "top end" overhaul. Apologies to Abraham Lincoln.

Four years and several days ago, our local emissions testing center
brought forth upon the family van an emissions test rejection
triggered by a misfire, provoked by a failed exhaust valve.

Now, having engaged in a great diagnostic/repair effort, involving dozens of disassembly and assembly steps,
and having suffered repeated bouts of projectus interruptus
it has come to pass that the failed exhaust valve has been replaced; that the valve stem seals and hydraulic lash adjusters have been replaced also;
and that compression and oil rings have been replaced on the number 5 piston;
new TTY head bolts, spark plugs, cylinder head and sundry other gaskets having been replaced, and the disassembled components having been reassembled utilizing
all manner of sundry fasteners, bolts, nuts, clips, hose and electrical connectors;
whereupon the key has been turned, and the engine doth run with a rythym most soothing and efficient.



 
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