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Old 05-30-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
 
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drilling tank

I have a glass tank that I want to use for you sump but I can't find anybody that can drill it for me. how do I get it drilled what kind of company do I look for locally.

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Old 05-30-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
 
Roger do not know where you live but even in a community the size of San Angelo (100,00 including surrounding population) a "real glass company" does business.

They are the folks who supply glass to other businesses but also do installs themselves and can drill your tank.

Also if you are "mechanically inclined" (I am not) you can do your own drilling with a diamond bit and a friend washing (cooling) the drilling area with a garden hose.

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
 
As long as the glass is not temper proof you get a diamond coated drill head. And very slowly with lots of water to keep it from getting hot drill it like drilling a hole. Dont put to much pressure on the glass. Just let the cutting head do it for you.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
 
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how do you know if it is tempered glass?
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:25 PM   #5
 
On someif not all tanks the bottom class is the only piece that is tempered glass. It will have a sticker on the base.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:07 PM   #6
 
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I am drilling the side for the tank for the sump I am putting in a 55 gallon sump so I will be Ok then?

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Old 05-30-2007, 08:26 PM   #7
 
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This is about the only sure fire method of checking for temper unless you can see the sides.. Take 2 polarized lenses, camera, sunglass, etc.., and place them over each other and over the panel. Slowly spin one of the lenses over the other.. You will see a plus sign form if it is tempered.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:26 PM   #8
 
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I am drilling the side for the tank for the sump I am putting in a 55 gallon sump so I will be Ok then?

Roger
Yes, if your not excactly sure there are DIY's on the internet.
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