Tank Drilling

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by CJT, 19 Sep 2011.

  1. CJT

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    Hi

    Can any one here assist me in drilling a tank or know who would be able to assist?
     
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    I was thinking of that but trust me every time I try a DIY thing it always ends up in disaster.
     
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    All you need is a diamond tip drill bit, a electric drill strong enough to do the job(If the drilling machine is not strong enough one tends to increase the speed to compensate for the lack of power.)
    As soon as the drill speeds up a lot of heat is generated in the drilling area and a lot if stress in the drilling area causes the glass to crack.

    So you need to keep the drilling tip revs as low as possible, do not put any more pressure on the drill than its own weight, keep the drill moist and cold and have a lot of patience.

    I drilled my new sump tonight and I do not think 10mm of drilling took more then 10 minutes.

    All the best, let us know when the hole is ok and through the glass.:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys I will see how it goes maybe just see if I can rather get a drilled tank.
     
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