Drilling glass tank.

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Drilling glass tank.

Postby hc2025 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:05 am

I'm looking for someone who would be willing to drill 3 holes in the side of a tank for me.
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Re: Drilling glass tank.

Postby kevine9723 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:25 pm

Matt helped me and did a really good job if you sweet talk him on a slow day you might be able to get some help it wasn't as bad as I expected
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Re: Drilling glass tank.

Postby DIZZER » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:27 pm

It's actually pretty easy. Buy a bit off eBay, watch a few YouTube video, practice on an old tank, or old glass of some sort, then mark and drill your own. That's what I did. The bit is pretty cheap and I've drilled a lot of holes with it. It's still good and I have been fortunate enough to not have any breaks. Just make sure to get the right size bit for your bulkhead. And keep a little water running while you drill. The last few cm are the toughes. I tend to spald a small piece off the inside of the cut each time but everything still seals well.
"Good things happen to those who wait" so I'm gonna continue to kick back, put my feet up and wait. Should I happen to get the urge to do otherwise I'll close my eyes and wait for the feeling to pass. :)
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Re: Drilling glass tank.

Postby SoDak » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:04 am

Place some duct tape on the inside of the tank where you are drilling to help catch the drilled out piece and minimize the chips at the end of the cut
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