Drilling of 4mm glass in durban ?

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  1. OCELLARIS

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    hi guys

    any one out there that can recommend me a company or a person that can drill my 2ft 4mm glass tank for me, im basicly looking for a 1inch hole to be drilled...

    thanx
     
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  3. vzyla

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    Did you consider DIY?
     
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    Dude,If you take it to Glass and Mirror street in Windor street,They will do it for you for under R30.00
     
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    hi guyz

    thank you

    i will try this place out

    thanx again
     
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    any places in pta, i need 7 tanks to be drilled
     
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    wont it be easier to buy a 'dremel tool' I think it's called that.

    is it available in SA?I bought a diamond tip drill bit that drill holes in glass but it's really small:(
     
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    i have one( don't want to stand and cut glass the whole week, and the chances of me cracking the glass is very good), but i think a a drill will do it quicker
     
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    You get different sizes of the drill bits. Its so easy to drill it yourself but first practice 2-3 times on a plane peace of glass.
     
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    i have spoken to a couple guyz and they have said that should the tank be made up already then the chances of drilling with out cracking it is very slim and they dont wanna take that chance, looks like i have to go with the overflow box then:(
     
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    Drilling is very easy, Ok some guys can't change a light bulb so I don't recommend them to try drilling.
     
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    Interesting thread - thanks Vzyla.
     
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    Big pleasure
     
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    Hi OCELLARIS,

    Me again ;)
    Someone came around and drilled 3 tanks for me, and everything went well. So, if it's done correctly, the chances of breaking it isn't very large.

    You'll also get lots more additional help on this forum for your endeavour. :)
     
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    thanx abgg118

    i just have to get the right person thats closest to me in durban that can
    perform this action, but since i dont work the weekend what i would do is just call around a couple glass companies and see if they can render their help
    to me with accuracy... i will keep you posted if i get my help or not ;)
     
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    apparently there is only one company that drill in duban.they are situated in pinetown.i think that it's the same place where most of the glass shops buy their glass from(supplier). i personally prefer a over flow box:)
     
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    Their is a art studio by Kersney Collage that will drill holes. They did some for me, the next time I did it myself.
     
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    Where did you buy the dril bit thalion?(And for how much?)
     
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    hi thalion

    where is this place situated?
     
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    hi Andreas ...
    tell me have you ever had a problem with the overflow box
    when the power is out and then back on with regards to the
    syphioning, i do have off cuts of glass left around if it can be made from it,
    can you probably help me build it up with detailed description please
    as im afraid to have the tank drilled and to have it crack again
    i have a 600mm x 300mm x 300mm display tank

    thanx
     
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