You Want To Hang On Concrete Walls? Here’s How To Drill Into Concrete the DIY way | GardenFork

You Want To Hang On Concrete Walls? Here’s How To Drill Into Concrete the DIY way | GardenFork


– Would you like to know how
to drill and hang brackets or TVs or just about
anything on cinder block, brick or cement walls? Well today GardenFork,
we’re gonna step you through how I just did this in my sister’s garage. Ready? – [Woman] I’m ready. – Here we go. Make, fix, grow, cook. Gardenfork. – [Woman] We are filming. – Oh, it’s on. – [Woman] Well I just pressed it. – If you want to put
something on cinder block, there’s a couple of ways to do it. I want to walk you through it. This is a bracket for some garden tools, but this is just as easily be a TV you wanna hang or some
shelving, a bike rack, whatever, the concepts I’m gonna talk
about will apply to all that, alright? This is one cinder block. When cinder blocks come from
the factory, they’re hollow. This cavity is hollow and
this cavity is hollow, except sometimes, depending
on the building code, they will build the wall,
and as they build it, they will fill the cement block
or cinder block with cement. Those are called filled blocks. But ideally, we want to drill
holes in the cinder block in the part that’s solid. So I always know on a cinder block, there’s a solid part right here and there’s a solid part about an inch in and an inch in, right
here, here, and here. – [Woman] Like a stud in a wall? – Right! So we’re kind of drilling into
the stud of the cinder block. That’s a great analogy. So I want to go here. I’ve usually found that
the cinder block walls I’m working with have two
cavities in the cinder block, but sometimes you’ll run across a wall that has a three cavity cinder block. So you’re drilling expecting
to run into the solid part, or the stud part of a cinder block, and you’re gonna hit a hollow, you might have a three
cavity cinder block. So just adjust your hole over and drill into the solid
part of that cinder block. Alright? – [Woman] Can we go up a little bit? – We can go up, but we
don’t want this bracket going over the cement seam. Because I think, and you may differ, the cement seam is the weakest part, and I avoid drilling into that. So I can go up here or I can go down here. – [Woman] Up. – Like that? – [Woman] Yes, please. – Okay, and then I’m
gonna look at my level and make sure it’s level. That’s pretty easy. I know that there’s a solid right here, the solid part of the stud,
so I’m gonna mark that with the marker. Again, this doesn’t have to be perfect. The bolts don’t have to be
exactly evenly distributed over the rail. It could be a little mismatched ’cause I’m a little mismatched. Right? – [Woman] Yes, who’d of noticed? (drill motor revving) – There’s two things you need
for drilling into cement, a hammer drill and
percussive masonry bits. Buy a set of these. I’ll link below to the
ones I think are good in the text below the video there. You might have to hit
the little down arrow to read all that text. Hammer drills, people are thinking oh, that’s a really
expensive piece of equipment. These have come down in price. They’re incredibly affordable, and it’s good to have a corded drill, because this is a hammer drill
and a regular drill in one. This is a really nice one. I’ll link below in the show notes to it. – [Woman] So it can hammer? – It hammers and drills at the same time. – [Woman] That was good, Eric. – And that’s what you
need to get into cement. If you have your regular
drill or your corded drill, it may or may not work. But if, this thing you’re gonna
own for a really long time and it’s gonna save you a lot of misery. So hammer drill bit set,
hammer drill, drill. When you’re putting a hammer drill bit in, make sure it goes all the
way to the back of the chuck. Don’t leave it all the way out
here because it’s hammering, so we want the drill bit
to connect with the chuck. And then tighten that puppy up. – [Woman] Why is it called a chuck? – I don’t know. If you know why, let
me know in the comments ’cause I’d be curious. – [Woman] You could look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary. – Yeah. The commercial name for these are tapcons. They’re sometimes called
concrete lag bolts. But this is a double-threaded,
heavy-duty lag bolt that’s made for going into this. – [Woman] What are you peering at? – I’m trying to find the marks. (laughter) So we’re gonna drill a
3/16 hole for the tapcon. When you buy a box of tapcons, it’ll tell you what drill
bit to use, diameter. They also sell tapcon drill
bits which is not a bad idea. Alright, eye protection, ear protection, ’cause this thing screams, okay? Find where you’re gonna drill. Sometimes you have to
start a little pilot hole so you put it on the rotary drill setting and then you just go here (drill squealing) and start a little pilot hole. Then switch it over to the hammer drill. That’s really important if you’re drilling into tile or marble. Learn from me. Okay, I’ve switched to hammer drill now. I’m gonna go into that hole. Sometimes it helps to put
a vacuum right under here, but we’re gonna make a mess, okay? Ready? – [Woman] Ready. (drill motor squealing) – [Woman] Uh oh. – Did you see how the drill went through, and then went really fast and got loose? – [Woman] Does that mean
it went to a hollow part? – Yeah, it went through a hollow part. – [Woman] Oh, no stud. – Right, so the stud, so this might be a different
kind of cinder block than what I’m used to here. – [Woman] Missouri, 1959. – Okay, so I’m gonna drill here
and see what happens, okay? (drill squealing) Okay, see how that went
smooth all the way through? I hit the solid stud is that where of the
cinder block that time. – [Woman] We better mark that hole. Some hammer drills have a big handle on it that makes it look very intimidating, like it’s gonna shake you to pieces. Oh. – This one comes with a handle. It makes it easier to hold it, but it’s not like you’re
shaking all over the place. This one also has a depth gauge if you only want to drill
in, you know, 1 1/2 inches, you can set that here, drill
in, well, drill in and stop. Yeah, and they’re really affordable now. Again, I’ll link below. But if you’re feeling like
you need more precision, or your hands are getting tired, you’ve been drillin’ all day, it has a nice. But I take this off ’cause, I’m just like boom boom
you’re out, you know? – [Woman] But for me,
I’m a little shorter. – Right. – [Woman] A little less– – A little less upper body strength. So yeah, just. – [Woman] Huh, I’m gonna
hang stuff everywhere. – One tapcon and I
marked here where I want this hole to be. And right in the center is just fine. So I start that by hand, okay? Then you get a nut driver on the end of your cordless drill. (drill whirring) – [Woman] Wow, nut driver,
tapcon, cordless drill. – You can also use a socket
set, works just fine. So then next I’m going to drill the holes for the other bolts. I think three tapcons
bolts will hold the weight of this rack just fine. (drill squealing) – [Woman] Very clever, Eric. (drill squealing) – So again, because we put the bracket up with the first bolt, this lines up nice. (drill whirring) So this is the thing I do for clients when I’m putting a TV on the wall, and they don’t believe it’s gonna hold. – [Woman] Oh my. – That ain’t comin’ off the wall ’cause you know how much
I weigh or you can guess. This is gonna be a rack to hold stuff. I’ll link below to the
product that we’re using. These are kinda nice, you think? – [Woman] Well, they’ll get
the rakes out of the way so I don’t trip on ’em. They said, I think you
have it upside-down. – Oh, like I know what I’m doing. – [Woman] And the ladder, and the shovels. (ladder clattering) – There you go. So over here should be
some more DIY videos, couple of the how to drill into brick, how to hang things videos. Get yourself a hammer
drill, quality bolts, you’re good to go. Let me know what you
thought, questions, comments, ’cause I learn from you guys as well, on how to hang stuff. Alright? Have a great day.

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  1. Very nice video. I'm in the process of making some floating shelves for our kitchen and I was wondering will those screws work as well? The shelf will be 4 inches height x 63 inches wide x 10 inches deep and need to support plates, cups and so on. What size screw did you use?

  2. His sister was a nice compliment to the tutorial. Voice of reason and analogies (on top of being the camera woman) always helps define things. Good job, you two!

  3. When attaching a 2×4 to a brick wall is the drill bit size the same as the drill bit for the Tapcon screws? Thank you.

  4. next problem: hiding the tv cables to get the stand alone floating tv look using Recessed Cable Plate for drywall can it be done?

  5. I'm surprised your Tapcons didn't break. Instructions say to screw them in with the hammer drill as well. I learned the hard way and snapped about 4 before I re-read the directions.

  6. Thank you for a great video. Now I know why I had a hard time trying to drill into cinderblock. Going to tackle that project this weekend!

  7. Idk man but the concrete in my house is really really I mean really hard to drill into. And yes I own a decent good hammer drill. But the concrete here is more like a god damn metal.

  8. This video became 10x better because of camera lady. Haha. "Oh? I'm gonna hang stuff everywhere!" at 7:10 made my day

  9. *WAS NAMED AFTER CHUCK NORRIS*

    Chuck "the vise" Norris uses a MMA technique that immobilizes the opponent so they are stuck and can't move.

    Thus, when drills first came out — well here's the convo:

    AL: "We need a name for the part that holds the drill bit"
    SAMMY: "Call it the gripper"
    ED: "Call it the vise"
    JIM: "Hey doesn't Chuck Norris have a hold called 'the vise'?

    AL: "Yes he does — okay we'll call it the Chuck. All agreed?"
    SAMMY: "Super, yeah — the Chuck"
    ED: "That nails it — the Chuck"
    JIM: "The Chuck — called it."

    Thus the Chuck is memorialized on every job site

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  10. Setting it to hammer drill, but it never hammers once. Kind of useless to set it to that for those weak cinder blocks, but it doesn't harm it.If it hammers, you WILL hear it.

    The second grip on hand drills is not for "extra precision", it is there to get a really firm grip on that drill, so it doesn't break your wrist if the bit suddenly gets caught in full power and the entire thing rotates around the wall at 3000rpm while you're still holding it.
    Pretty low quality content for a channel that puts warnings of lawyer fees for stealing the video into their descriptions.

  11. Our house is cinder block and someone "attempted" to cover it with plaster, and did a poor job. We are on a limited income and can't afford for the entire house to be done right. Thanks for the video, it helps a lot, even though we have to "guess" because of the plaster.

  12. U got it wrong while u can see the whole block😂😂 imagine its have a cement cover and paint ..i like the tapcon bolt hope i get one cartoon ..i used to put a regular scrows which seems less tight in some holes

  13. What's the difference between the drill setting vs the hammer? I've been drilling concrete in the drill one. Yes, it's been giving me a hard time.

  14. I love the back and forth going on between you two. She’s asking questions for us! Lol
    ‘……learn from me’ 😄

  15. Hi! Very helpful video! I planted some new grapevines along a cinder block wall and need to add a 10 gauge wire trellis system that floats a few inches off the wall. I already have the wire, but need all the other supplies. I would be very grateful if you have product suggestions. I'll buy the hammer drill and the bits you've linked to in the description, as well as any other products I'll need (screw wire eyes and some sort of sleeve anchor I think is all I need?). I'll use your links so you get your commission.

  16. There's no way for me to figure the marks since our wall is covered with finishing cement. Do you other alternatives?

  17. I always thought the mortor was the stronger part and that you should drill into that. BTW I'm watching this because I am looking into hanging that same strip for hooks from Lowes!

  18. Why do you put blue tape to hide what brand of drill you're using but yet give a link in your description?

  19. Just saw your video on drilling into concrete
    Although not planning to install shelving on concrete wall at this time, your info on drilling into concrete etc is very helpful and more meaningful.
    Kudos for your video. Please upload more. Thanks!

  20. Quick question- how loud is this? I want to mount something in my apartment but don't necessarily need to alert the entire complex that I am drilling holes in my walls.

  21. Very helpful, I bought a hammer drill and had no idea how to connect the masonry bit to it until I watched this

  22. Great work, Thank you very much for sharing. And such a beautiful relationship between brother and sisters. I thought my brothers were special, lol they are but I don't know if I can get them to do manual work for me with such joy. They will most likely pay someone to do it, then I'm feeling worst that they came out of their pocket. As, a sister we always need the help and from our brothers. Take care of one another.

  23. Wow… I cannot tell you how helpful this video has been for us… We just moved into our first home and looking to install a bracket, such as the one in your video, to hang up our lawn care tools in the basement… This DIY video was so well done and easy to grasp exactly what we need to do. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us… Excellent job explaining it from start to finish. Much appreciated!!

  24. Nice job amigo; I bought a 1949 built house made of masonry. I found holes I assume were for curtains, there was an anchoring device inserted. Had to patch up the holes. I decided to not attempt to remove the others in case I may need in the future; so thanks for the great info.

  25. Can you tell me what kind BRAND of drill (hopefully as inexpensive as possible) will drill into BRICK- I have a cheap drill and it burned out when i drilled a hole in the brick- and so did the SECOND drill 🙁 Yet it was CALLED 'hammer drill' So i really need a guy to tell me a good brand- but I'm not rich so hopefully for not too much. Any ideas? Thank you SO much.

  26. Glad to see you wear safety glasses and hearing protection. Nice and easy lesson good video Keep up the good work.

  27. Brilliant I just want to put hooks in wall but its crumbling .. I'm petite too so as easy as poss idea…x ta

  28. I think that first tapcon you drilled into the bracket stripped the hole. Your driver didnt choke out when it met the surface, Just spun.. Its OK. I wont tell anyone else.

  29. Thank you so much for this! I have been having an awful time figuring out how to hang new curtains in our apartment. Now i know the easy way!

  30. Really enjoyed this "down to earth" – no frills explanation. Would have liked a close-up shot and explanation of the type of drill head to use though.

  31. Some of us don't even know what a "Pilot hole" is; you probably think of it as obvious, but to some – it's not.

  32. Thank you for making this video. Looking into proper screws for concrete and now my mind's definitely made up on Tapcon. Also never knew hammer drills existed. Might need to see if my cordless drill is getting phased out. Thanks again, much appreciated.

  33. What a FUNNY GREAT video! Most Important its very informative and Sooo helpful for a woman. I thank you for having female friendly video's.

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