We are trying to put a curtain rail up try to drill in fall but the screws only go half way and not threw wall

Curtain rail won't go in wall tryed puting wood up but still can't drill in wall they pop out

Asked by Suzanne on 25th Mar 2021
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"You may have to set the rail high as it sounds like you have a steel support above your window"
Answered on 25th Mar 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"You need to use correct drill bits and raw plugs for them to stay up"
Answered on 29th Mar 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"You have hit the metal girder above window.
Try using no more nails instead,or reposition
Curtain rail"
Answered on 30th Mar 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"You will have to drill the holes in the wall deeper to accommodate the length of screw and raw plug to give you a secure fixing"
Answered on 25th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"At a risk of being patronising, it's possible you are using the wrong type of drill bit or you have hit an rsj.
A hammer action drill with a suitable quality masonry drill bit will usually do the job.
I often find if the wall isn't overly sound that using glue and screws to first fix a wooden back board makes life easier. Painted the same colour as the wall, it's much easier to screw into for curtain fixings and blinds."
Answered on 25th Mar 2021 - Member since Sep 2017 - report
"You probably hit the Lintel, which is hardened concrete so you will need an SDS masonry concreate drill bit and possibly a hammer action drill,"
Answered on 31st Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Hi you have probably hit the concrete lintel above the window you will need a more powerful sds drill to make the hole in the concrete you can hire them but probably cheaper to get someone local to drill the holes or borrow one hope this helps cheers Gary GFS"
Answered on 25th Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"You can try a different and specific screw or you will need to change the curtain rail or you will need to need a extra support. Maybe all together."
Answered on 25th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Check that you are using the correct drill bit. You will need a masonry bit for brick."
Answered on 27th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"Most likely cause is that there’s a steel within that wall"
Answered on 27th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
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