Ring Doorbell - Drill Bit Size

JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
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Prosper, TX (DFW)
This is a total long shot, but figured I would ask.

We hare going to my mom's on Thanksgiving day, and she wants me to install a Ring Doorbell for her. Should be simple enough, with the hardest part being drilling into the brick. I have a few masonry bits of various sizes that I can take, but I would rather make sure I have the right size so I'm not dealing with black Friday craziness for a dang drill bit. We wont be back to her house until the spring, so I'd like to be able to knock this out when we are there so she doesnt have to wait, or pay someone to install it.

After 15 minutes on google, I still cant find the actual drill bit size I need. Does anyone happen to know the correct size?
 

Texas Splash

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The original drill bit is marked 15/64. I've also seen that 7/32 (same thing basically) has been used as well. Aftermarket bits used often since some complain the Ring drill-bit wouldn't cut through their masonry very well.

 
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Newdude

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Just last night my neighbor called me over to help with hers. It came with the standard size screws that any ikea type shelf would have. So the sizes TXsplash found should be good. It took about 5 minutes. 2 wires and 2 screws. We used one of the wedge pieces that it comes with also because my neighbors bell was lower so it had to point upwards a bit.
 
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Texas Splash

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If I can’t figure out my wife’s squeaky brakes I should post here to see if anyone has any ideas
Ha ha. Most common are the high-pitched squeal or scraping sounds when coming to a stop. That usually means the pads are thin and the brake pad warning tabs are rubbing/scraping. In some cases, contaminants on the rotors/pads can cause odd sounds, at which point a good cleaning "might" help. But if the pads have more than 30K of heavy city traffic use on them, it's probably time for some new pads.
 

Newdude

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I’ve been reading a bunch lately that you have to go out of your way to get the better pads these days. Not sure if the market is flooded with 3rd world country garbage but supposedly a lot of brand new pads squeak.
 
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kimkats

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Husband asks if you put the squeak goop on before you put them back on? If not then you might want to do that. He also says good job on doing the rotors at the same time! Keep your loved ones that much safer!
 

JamesW

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The installation kit should contain the correct drill bit. See what size is in the box.

It should be sufficient to do the installation but it's nice to have a backup if necessary.
 

JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
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Prosper, TX (DFW)
Lowes didnt have 15/64, so I got the 7/32 and will pack my other random sizes. I'm sure I can make it work, especially if I can go into the mortar instead of the actual brick.

Kim - Tell your hubby that was it. We didnt use the red/orange goop. My buddy who helped/did most of the work said it should break in and stop squeaking. We hit the road for Thanksgiving tomorrow, so glad to know its nothing too functional. If it isnt broken in after our trip I'll add the goop. I'm still floored that 2 hours of my time saved $1,000.
 

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I'm still floored that 2 hours of my time saved $1,000.
I hear ya. I've done soooooo much of my own auto repairs I lost count. I do them for two reasons: 1 - cost savings; 2 - quality repair .... as long as I think I can do it with my skills and tools. I've been disappointed much to often by technicians who are supposed to be SAE certified or at a major chain only to find things loose, missing, or the project done incorrectly. Hats-off for doing it yourself. :salut:
 
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