Tank drilling

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  1. JacoD01

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    Hallo every one.
    Does anybody know of some one in JHB area that can drill into a tank or where I can get or borrow a drill bit?:blush:
    Want to drill my tank for the overflow.
     
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    You can get core diamond drills in almost all major sizes from builders warehouse, mica & chaimberlands.
    Its quite easy to drill a glass tank as long as you have patience & not try to force the but into the glass. Also, use enough water at all times...
    I would also recommend you firstwatch a how to youtube vid.
     
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    Thanks.
    Will go and buy a bit. Have done a bit of home work...
    Will do the practice thing first.
     
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    It's relatively easy, I've drilled a few holes, it was the most nerve racking thing I've ever done, lol, but it worked out beautifully, just take your time, let the drill do it's work, use water to keep the drill bit wet all the time (a trickle from the hosepipe or someone using a spraybottle while you're drilling) and don't put pressure on it and you should be fine, don't drill too close to the edge of the glass either, definitely do a few practice runs first. Here's some pics of how I did mine - My Coral Farm - Page 4 - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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    @viper357.
    Thanks. I am a bit scared, but will practice firat. I had a look at some drill bits @ Builders. They are something like R360. so that isn't to expensive either.
     
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    I bought my 40mm at R210 from mika & ive drilled about 15 holes with it, so definitely worth the money!
     
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