Brick And Mortar Set - How Long Before I Can Drill

 
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:31 PM   #1
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Brick And Mortar Set - How Long Before I Can Drill


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I had to repair my brick masonry front porch, and removing the railings was required. Now that the new brick has set, I need to drill new holes for the middle railing posts on both sides of the top landing. (I didn't have to touch the other holes.)

I have an abrasive cup bit to drill into the brick and mortar. How long should I wait before I drill it? Is a week enough time?

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Old 10-22-2017, 07:31 PM   #2
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Re: Brick And Mortar Set - How Long Before I Can Drill


Sounds like you're referring to drilling with a core bit? You should be fine.

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It is a coring bit, but not a Hilti hammer drill cup bit. This is a diamond edge, slow RPM, dry bit.

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