Driling glass in cape town

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Hi doesayone know of any company or anyone that drills holes in glass in cape town. It needs to be a hand drill as tank is already assembled.
     
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    Some one who builds tanks in cpt should be able to help
     
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    Johan, any LFS should be able to help/refer you to someone. Give them a call.
     
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    Johan - the petshop in Bothasig drills tanks for people. BUT, I am not sure how much they charge. Could be quite a bit though. It would be best to make a few phone calls. And get prices all around.
     
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    Johan - why not do it yourself? it is surprisingly easy to do ( drill bits available at places like builders wh).
     
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    Try pet adventure in kenilworth. They charge R95 a hole
     
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    Come on MASA lets help Johan out here. I'm sure someone is willing to help you.

    There must be someone who's got the stuff and will help you in exchange for a few :peroni:
     
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    Go to Sam's they charge R50 and do a great job...
     
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    oki doki anyone know were i can get a holesaw to cut glass with in cape town? gonna try it myself if no one out there can help. hopefully i still have a tank after the hole is in.
     
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    021-7122534 sam's
     
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    wait i know of someone that might do it, but he is on sa reefkeeping and has apparantly drilled holes in glass with water still in the tank
     
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    You can get them at builders but be careful as you can crack the whole sheet of glass, and use lots of water when cutting.
     
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    And a hole saw will cost you about R300 to R500 for a 50mm
     
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    Geesh, that's brave!!
     
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    not brave, crazy!!!
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    i agree, thing is my tank is standing on a massive study table but a bit of vibration in the tank gets made into massive noise with the table being so big. so i want to get a workbench from builders and reinforce it and put the tank on that. then i can have sump at bottem and fuge on top.
     
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    ask NAAC ( 021 852 1703 )they have a special diamond drill bit that cuts through glass like a hot knife through butter.
     
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    Johan,

    It is really simple to cut glass using the diamond tip drill bits.You must remember to drill slow and not force it;)32mm sell for about R120 at Builder Warehouse and it should last you a long time if you dont use it that often.Go get one and try it out on a piece of glass
     
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    Yip, bought a 32mm from Mica for R130 buckazoids. Drilled 2 holes in my 10mm sheet. its not as hard as you think. really really easy. the key is to drill really slow about 500-1000rpm, and don't apply to much pressure. let the bit do the rest. i used a hand drill. used prestik to build like a wall around the hole that i marked off. filled it with water and it took me about 20 min for each hole. easy peasy. to start the hole is the most difficult part, cos the drill bit is difficult to concentrate on one place. i found that tilting the bit at and angle so that only half of the bit is catching and grinding you can do 2 parts of the circle. first the bottom half and then the top half completing the circle. just making like a groove for the bit to fit making it easier to go straight down from there. hope you understand what i mean.
     
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