Why do I need an 8mm drill as well?
- When drilling the 12mm hole, it is adviced to drill a smaller hole first (pilot hole). This will not only make drilling a lot easier but also prevents the drill from wandering off and making a non-cylindrical hole.
How do I know my wall is suitable for the Fryction® Pull-Up & Dip Bar?
- By knocking on the wall you can easily hear the difference between a load-bearing wall and for example a stud wall or plaster wall. If the knock sounds solid this is likely a load-bearing wall. You can compare the sound with different walls around the house.
- Check the architectural drawings of your apartment / or ask your landlord.
- Check the thickness of the wall. A load-bearing wall should at least have a thickness of 10 cm.
- Still not sure? You can try to drill a tiny hole or hammer a nail somewhere inconspicuous in the wall. If the drill doesn’t go in or the nail bends, your wall is probably concrete.