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Jeff Gaines

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Feb 19, 2024, 6:40:51 AMFeb 19
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Got a new roller blind for the lounge, the tube on the old one was much
too small and finally collapsed.

The brackets are top fix or side fix, I went for side fix. Marked the
holes then realised there was no way the electric drill (or the battery
drill) would let me drill holes about 0.25" from the top of the window
recess, just under 1" was the minimum.

I went for that but it looks odd with the top of the bracket about 0.25"
below the top of the window recess.

Is there a trick to this, apart from sawing the top of the bracket of so
it doesn't show?

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The Natural Philosopher

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Feb 19, 2024, 7:07:09 AMFeb 19
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On 19/02/2024 11:40, Jeff Gaines wrote:
>
> Got a new roller blind for the lounge, the tube on the old one was much
> too small and finally collapsed.
>
> The brackets are top fix or side fix, I went for side fix. Marked the
> holes then realised there was no way the electric drill (or the battery
> drill) would let me drill holes about 0.25" from the top of the window
> recess, just under 1" was the minimum.
>
> I went for that but it looks odd with the top of the bracket about 0.25"
> below the top of the window recess.
>
> Is there a trick to this, apart from sawing the top of the bracket of so
> it doesn't show?
>

Yes. Don't use an electric drill directly
Right angle and flexi drives...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TIMESETL-Extension-Professional-Attachment-Workspace/dp/B07R7V3X9V/ref=zg_bs_g_1939343031_d_sccl_17/259-1921750-6062316

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-633973-Flexi-Drill-Extension/dp/B0015NULL4

or a very long drill

e.g.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/sourcing-map-Speed-Diameter-Length/dp/B09YHJPVQD/

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Roger Mills

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Feb 19, 2024, 7:26:45 AMFeb 19
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On 19/02/2024 11:40, Jeff Gaines wrote:
>
> Got a new roller blind for the lounge, the tube on the old one was much
> too small and finally collapsed.
>
> The brackets are top fix or side fix, I went for side fix. Marked the
> holes then realised there was no way the electric drill (or the battery
> drill) would let me drill holes about 0.25" from the top of the window
> recess, just under 1" was the minimum.
>
> I went for that but it looks odd with the top of the bracket about 0.25"
> below the top of the window recess.
>
> Is there a trick to this, apart from sawing the top of the bracket of so
> it doesn't show?
>

Use a drill bit with a hex shank, and a flexible connection to the drill
so that the chuck and drill body don't get in the way.

Examples:
https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-brad-point-wood-drill-bit-with-hex-shank-2mm-x-24mm/456fw
https://www.screwfix.com/p/1-4-hex-flexi-bit-holder-300mm/3405v
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charles

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Feb 19, 2024, 8:45:07 AMFeb 19
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In article <xn0oi9d7b...@news.individual.net>,
Jeff Gaines <jgne...@outlook.com> wrote:

> Got a new roller blind for the lounge, the tube on the old one was much
> too small and finally collapsed.

> The brackets are top fix or side fix, I went for side fix. Marked the
> holes then realised there was no way the electric drill (or the battery
> drill) would let me drill holes about 0.25" from the top of the window
> recess, just under 1" was the minimum.

> I went for that but it looks odd with the top of the bracket about 0.25"
> below the top of the window recess.

> Is there a trick to this, apart from sawing the top of the bracket of so
> it doesn't show?

a longer drill bit?

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Feb 19, 2024, 8:47:30 AMFeb 19
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On 19/02/2024 11:40, Jeff Gaines wrote:
>
> Got a new roller blind for the lounge, the tube on the old one was much
> too small and finally collapsed.
>
> The brackets are top fix or side fix, I went for side fix. Marked the
> holes then realised there was no way the electric drill (or the battery
> drill) would let me drill holes about 0.25" from the top of the window
> recess, just under 1" was the minimum.
>
> I went for that but it looks odd with the top of the bracket about 0.25"
> below the top of the window recess.
>
> Is there a trick to this, apart from sawing the top of the bracket of so
> it doesn't show?
>
Are you fixing to the window frame or masonry? If fixing to the frame
then use gashed screws that don't need a pilot and a long screwdriver bit.

Andy Burns

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Feb 19, 2024, 10:31:35 AMFeb 19
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Jeff Gaines wrote:

> The brackets are top fix or side fix, I went for side fix. Marked the
> holes then realised there was no way the electric drill (or the battery
> drill) would let me drill holes about 0.25" from the top of the window
> recess, just under 1" was the minimum.

Get a right-angle drill bit?

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Jeff Gaines

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Feb 19, 2024, 12:07:32 PMFeb 19
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On 19/02/2024 in message <l3haik...@mid.individual.net> Andy Burns
wrote:
You had me there for a minute :-)

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