Hello and welcome to Building Sheriff DIY tips and tricks – DIY like a Pro! Right, this is a route one simple simple video and – very quickly – i do these whilst I’m at work – this is real job – I’m doing some decking, the customer’s gone out so i’ll do it quickly before the rain comes and before the customer comes back and wonders what I’m doing with two cameras in the garden! Anyway we are going to drill through some timber with a four inch screw, so I’ve levelled this timber up, I’ve chocked it up either end so that so that is level and is a very very simple process. 2-inch timber will need a 4 inch screw. Now I have a simple solution for every single type of screwing event. Anytime i’m doing this I have my seven mil bit which takes a brown plug which is seven mil, which takes a hundred mil screw 4-inch 10, and that takes a PZ2 So basically this is my drilling through a wall kit. So I never change it that’s always in my box. Now look what I’ve done on this. I’ve put some tape around the drill bit. Why is that? It is a depth guide. If you have a look we’ve basically got 4 inches and five or six mil extra so that when that it’s in the timber we know that we’ve gone far enough. I could fix the drill bit there there there it doesn’t really matter as long as i get a good fixing but what you need to do is look at the brick courses and make sure that you are not drilling into a mortar course that’s crumbly often are pockets of air behind it so you need to be drilling into the body of the brick so that i know that that’s on my mortar course here therefore an inch-and-a-half down that will be right into the brick. Ok let’s drill the hole – standard electric drill hammer drill with my bit in place, offer it up make sure we’re nice and square that way and square that way. Another quick bit – you’ve got to go through his timber, you could go through with a wood bit and then, you know, drill to the end once you get to the masonry come in with masonry bit but you’ll find that all builders will just use this on hammer! Off we go. Now you can drill it in one, but you’re best off drawing back lightly and clearing the grooves of the dust, and we go again and as you see we stopped when my gauge hits the timber. Right you may be asking how are we going to get the plug-in behind there now that we’ve drilled through? Do we have to take the timber away? Well no, you don’t. Grab your plug push it into the hole because that’s a seven mil hole and a seven mil plug, get your hammer out, tap the home. Ok so you’ve tapped your plug in but obviously the plug there is the same depth as the timber so t’s not in yet. How do we get that in? It’s very simple. Take your screw, offer it in and just wind it with your hand a couple of times. Next, get your hammer and tap it home so you’re tapping the screw which is pushing the plug which is putting that into the hole. When you feel it bite, you go that’s obviously gone all the way in the plug has gone right into the hole that’s that distance, you then bring out your cordless. As I said PZ2, Pozi 2 – if you want to know how to use a cordless drill go to my “how to use a cordless drill” which is here – click the link to there – and this is very simple. So we stick onto number one – there we go – which is low torque – or high torque, sorry – low setting high torque and off we go. So apply the pressure evenly through there and you’ll see that has bitten right in there. I can even I can stamp on that will take my weight. if you like these tips and tricks please subscribe to my youtube channel “DIY like a pro with the building sheriff” that can be found down here – or go to our website which is www.buildingsheriff.com.