Fitting light to artex ceiling

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by Graham Oliver, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Graham Oliver

    Graham Oliver Member

    Hi everyone (again),

    I need to fit two new light fittings to an artex ceiling (confirmed asbestos) and really don't want to drill.

    Is there any other viable alternative? Strong adhesive pads, for example?

    Thank you in advance!
  2. gas monkey

    gas monkey Well-Known Member

    self tappers no drilling
    putty over hole to be hand drill no fibres spray paint as removed seal
    fix all is a good one will need support until it goes off
  3. PawelM

    PawelM New Member

    Might work for you:
  4. gas monkey

    gas monkey Well-Known Member

    am an expert been doing it for years get a ticket every 5 yrs
    you should never drill with a power tool
    shaving foam can blow off
    putty is the approved method drill by hand
    or pay someone to do that cos thats what they will do
  5. Graham Oliver

    Graham Oliver Member

    Thank you. Would normal sealent do the same job or is putty better?
  6. gas monkey

    gas monkey Well-Known Member

    its a thoght but when trained it was putty but can see nothing wrong with that as it want blow off so he who dares
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  7. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Just put a screw through. No need to drill its plasterboard. Why do people think they're need to drill? I put 1000s of screws through plasterboard and never drill first. A bit of bluetac and put screw through if you are parinoid. Leave the bluetac stuck there
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  8. teabreak

    teabreak Well-Known Member

    Or a blob of silicone/mastic and go through that I guess will work too.
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  9. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Yeah.. Brilliant
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  10. Graham Oliver

    Graham Oliver Member

    Thanks everyone

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