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Old 12-01-2019, 09:06 PM   #61
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I will have to make a guide using a drill press actually......
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:30 AM   #62
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Does it really need to be perfectly straight and square?
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:07 PM   #63
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Does it really need to be perfectly straight and square?
No, probably doesn't, and won't be really perfect anyway....

By the way, I asked 1 more time the "contractor" who did the job when he could come to take a look
He answered "Not anytime soon"
I said "Of course.............what does that mean"?
And he responded "Never"............!

This guy who IS a contractor, has no pride in what he does......!!!
He doesn't have the balls to at least come and show me I'm wrong when I say it wasn't installed properly. Maybe he already knows there is not much he can say anyway, so he prefers to ignore me....
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:05 AM   #64
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If he's on Yelp, etc. feel free to leave a bad review!
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:57 PM   #65
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If he's on Yelp, etc. feel free to leave a bad review!
Oh yes I will.....Yelp, Google, Facebook, my subdivision !!!!
I was thinking small claim as well, but it's going to be time consuming I guess, and I assume I can't fix it until the case is judged/closed
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:25 PM   #66
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I finally have some time to look at that......
So I've removed a small portion of the drywall to expose the stud
Well, of course, there is a knot where I was planning to drill and slide a dowel
I will have to drill more on the left I guess, and use 5" screws (the screw on the picture is 4")
Will a 1" dowel be large enough? I saw 1-1/4 dowel at HD, but it seems huge !!!
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Should be OK if it's hardwood, and as long as you get the penetration centered.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:15 PM   #68
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Well, I guess the proverb "you get what you pay for" got verified 1 more time....I purchased a cheap 1" auger bit at Menards and made a test on a piece of stud: didn't cut much, lot of heat and some smoke. And I was drilling slow, but had to push hard to see "some cutting"...!!!

Will need to buy a quality one I guess
At least, I've found some #10 x 5" construction screws that should work fine:
https://www.menards.com/main/hardwar...339-c-8940.htm
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I'd either use a brand new spade bit or a quality Forstner$$. An auger bit is likely to do more damage than good since they sometimes feed faster than they cut.

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Using spade or forstner bits, how do I make sure both holes are aligned?
Should I pre-drill frist both studs with a long standard bit, to make sure I can find the center on the 2nd stud with the spade bit?
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I've never needed to pilot drill either of those bits. It might even do harm since the bits need the meat at center point to hold them on path.

I see your point though, perhaps a small hole just for centering would be good... no bigger than 1/8". Maybe use a piece of welding rod or stiff wire to mark the second stud through the small hole in the first one, if you don't have a long enough small bit.

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Old 12-31-2019, 01:22 PM   #72
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My concern is since there is a gap between the 2 studs, how do I make sure to be on the same axis when I drill the 2nd stud?
Once passed the 1st stud, the spade or forstner bit will not be guided anymore, and might drill the 2nd stud off center....
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Yes, I understand the concern... I edited my previous post to address that concern.

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Old 12-31-2019, 01:32 PM   #74
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Yes, I was thinking 1/8" max
I don't have a long one though, but can buy one.....
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Yes, I was thinking 1/8" max
I don't have a long one though, but can buy one.....



I don't think you can.
Get a long 1/4" bit.
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