Where to drill glass in durban?

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  1. reefer101

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    Anyone knows where i can get glass drilled in Durban? Or Ballito?
     
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  3. Roryf

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    There is a place in Pinetown that drilled a hole for me.It's in Krishna Lane,I think the name of the company is Showerline.If you don't come right call Costa Glass and he he will be able to give you the name and number.
     
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    speak to george at pinetown pets. he will drill for you
     
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    Drill it yourself, I've just drilled my tank and it's not to bad. How thick is the glass you drilling. If you need help I'm I'm the Ballito area
     
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    Thanks guys will have to make time to go to pinetown.... @Mozzie its 6mm or 8mm will have to see...what thickness you have drilled?
     
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    I drilled 10mm glass, 1x 50mm hole and 1x 38 mm hole
     
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    You just need the drill Bit/Whole saw which you get from a hardware store. Bit expensive. But the drilling is easy, don't be afraid. I can drill holes all day but struggle to cut glass. lol. , use losta water to keep it cool. I've always used a piece of polystyrene clamped to the glass to stop the chuck from traveling when you start drilling. Just cut a grove to let the water in.
     
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    I checked mica hardware today R549 for a 50mm thats the only size they have too...o_O
    Is it possible to drill a tank thats already built like those chinese resun tanks?
     
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    As long as it's not tempered glass you can. Though I think most pre built tanks are tempered. You'll have to check on that specific make.
     
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    Before you drill the tank. Get your bulkhead fitting first. Make sure that the fitting will fit the drillbit before drilling.
     
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    Thanks taahir unfortanetly no specs written on the tank. Riaanp would 32mm be fine for 100L tank with 1000 or 1500 litre pump
     
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    32mm should work on that size.

    But I prefer to only use 50mm. Pipes are available EVERYWHERE. Well almost.
    And fittings as well.

    32mm only certain shops, although it will be less bulky.
     
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