Tank Drilling

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  1. Vetrix

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    Hey Guys

    Been searching my ass off to find someone to drill my tank, but the only place I found can only drill me a 22mm hole.

    Does anyone from Centurion/PTA know of a place that can help me with a 32mm hole?
     
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  3. Tobes

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    Contact all the sponsors on Masa in that area, I'm sure someone will be able to help you ;)
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Moolis from Pet Stop in Pretoria can drill your tank for you. He's in the sponsors section.
     
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    Vetrix Thread Starter

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    Thanx for the replys but I took the leap and bought a 32mm Tork Craft Diamond core drill bit for R135, wish me luck :p

    Gonna drill a few pieces of glass before I try the tank.
     
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    Just take it very slow and apply a lot of water constantly on the tip of the drill ;)
     
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    Will a cordless drill work? Cause the only other drill I can get is a huge masionary drill and the packaging of the drill bit says never exceed 500rev/min and im worried ill do just that with the big drill.
     
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    Hi Vetrix when do you want to drill the holes and how thick is the glass. I drilled my holes with a normal drill and just took it very slow..PM me if you need some help
     
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    Hi all,
    I also had a problem when it came to drilling the glass for our new tank. I battled to find anyone to do it. I took a drive down to the local hardware and found the diamond tipped hole saw that is recomended to cut a hole into the glass. After one practice run and LOTS of water, I managed to cut a hole through a offcut piece of glass. Easier than anyone had made it out to be.

    The only advice that I will give anyone is the following.
    1. Do not try to use a hand drill. Unless you have a perfectly steady hand, this does cause the hole to be cut slighty "rough" !
    2. Try to cut as slowly as possible. Max of about 350 rpm.
    3. Do not try to push through the glass with the drill ! Patience ! Just the weight of your hand is enough to cut through the glass. It slowly grinds through the glass and leaves a white powder behind.
    4. Finaly, LOTS and lots of water ! Keep the glass as cool as possible by allowing water to run onto the hole saw and onto the glass.

    At the end of the day, anyone can do it.
     
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