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Continued Selecting a tile bit Tile bits differ in shape based on material. The spear-shaped tip penetrates a tile, then enlarges the hole to the diameter of the tip’s base. Drilling a tile without cracking it 56 The hole should be free of dust or loose material 4 Once through the tile, change the bit for a masonry bit or wood bit, depending on the surface below. Drill to the required depth. Selecting wall plugs Unless you are using masonry screws, a wall plug is required to secure a screw that is inserted into masonry.
3 Saw along the pencil line to remove the damaged section of board. The offcuts, which line up below the pencil mark, will serve to protect the sound ﬂoor boards. Alterations and repairs 39 Repairing oversanded drywall Repairing a drywall wall pop Repairing a hole in drywall Repairing vinyl siding Use the correct length of nail so it fastens to the joist Repairing a split clapboard Repairing a cedar shingle Sticking doors: planing the bottom Rattling doors; moving the strike plate Packing out a hinge 4 Using the damaged section of board as a template, mark the new board and cut it to size.
If you are replacing more than one or two boards, try reclaimed or seasoned boards. You may be able to match them to your ﬂoor by treating the wood with wood dye or stain. Alterations and repairs 43 Repairing oversanded drywall Repairing a drywall wall pop Repairing a hole in drywall Repairing vinyl siding Repairing a split clapboard Repairing a cedar shingle Sticking doors: planing the bottom Set-in nails to avoid plane damage Be sure to remove excess glue Rattling doors; moving the strike plate Packing out a hinge 2 Insert the wood strip into the gap, knocking it in with a hammer for a tight ﬁt.