drilling tank

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  1. mupwi

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    Hi all I am in the process of re-driling my tank for a bigger overflow going fron 2x25mm to 2x25mm +1x40mm. It was sugested to me yesterday that I might want to glue another piece of glass onto the tank to reinforce the hole seeing as there is so much more weight etc in the bigger plumbing.

    What are your thoughts on this?
     
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  3. chikaboo

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    Shouldn't think about bud .... Just DO IT! It eliminates extra stress on the glass when the plumbing flexes ... just a piece enough to reinforce the hole will suffice .....
     
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    and how to attach it just silicone?on the outside or inside?
     
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    yes silicone ... Doesn't matter but looks neater on the inside .....
     
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    well the tank is drilled and reinforced and back up and running had to put the reinforcing on the outside as I got the size of the overflow wrong and the bracing is in the way so I can only get my arm about 2/3 of the way in will also have to get my gf to get the disk of glass out of there next time she comes round (she has much thinner arms)
     
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