How to Drill Through Concrete Board
LESLIE: Next up, a drywall situation from Lu in Florida.
Lu, how can we help?
LU: Well it’s not drywall; it’s a rockwall, 3/8 concrete board.
TOM: Over tile or something?
LU: When we go to set the nails, they will not go in the board.
LESLIE: So you’re not getting through the board at all.
LU: Right. A few of them will break it but they’ll go right to where they stick out and that’s it.
TOM: Why don’t you pilot drill that board?
LU: Before we put the screw in?
TOM: Exactly. Yeah, why don’t you pilot it?
LU: Well you know, I was a little bit leery of it then someone suggested taking a concrete bit and just touch it.
TOM: Exactly. Just get a thin, concrete bit, 1/8-inch or something like that, and pilot drill that; with a carbide tip on it. You don’t have to use a hammer drill. I think you’re going to find that it’s pretty soft. OK?
TOM: Alright. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.