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Old 03-30-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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Drilling a hole for overflow.

I just picked up a 40b today. I called my lfs to get an dollar estimate on 2 holes, one for overflow and other for return. They said $35 per hole. Is this too much? I know people are going say to drill myself but I honestly don't wanna deal with it.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:58 PM   #2
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That's a lot, look for a glass guy or hardware store in the area..
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:59 PM   #3
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Drilling a hole for overflow.

Yeah, you could drill it on your own for like $5 if you don't have the bit. I know it seems bad, but I drilled a tank this weekend for a friend for the first time, and it was really easy.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:06 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm prob gonna look for a cheaper way. I thought that was high also. I'll see if I can find a glass guy or someone. Macscale I would drill it myself but I dunno if my drill is powerful enough and I still need to buy the bits.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:11 PM   #5
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Actually Macscale where do your friend buy the bits online or like home depot? I might try it myself.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:13 PM   #6
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Where did you find a glass hole saw for $5???
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:18 PM   #7
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I second that question as to where did you get a glass hole saw for 5 dollars!?!?!?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:46 AM   #8
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It's a diamond coated drill bit, and our friend owns a hardware store. It all depends on how big of a hole you need.
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Metal 45mm Diameter Hole Saw Cutter Tool for Glass | eBay
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Holy cow! I was going to say my wood hole saws are 10-$20.. Good to know mr x...
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:27 PM   #12
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My family owns hardware stores, I've grown up in them. You couldn't pay me to buy a tool of eBay. It may be cheap but what about the quality? Is it gonna shatter the glass? Or is it gonna break after two rotations?
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My family owns hardware stores, I've grown up in them. You couldn't pay me to buy a tool of eBay. It may be cheap but what about the quality? Is it gonna shatter the glass? Or is it gonna break after two rotations?
i don't think me x would recommend anything he would not use himself?? I personally prefer spending the extra money for something that is quality and will perform for months not minutes..
Edit- if you only need 2-3 holes out of it?? Why not..
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I understand that I was just saying me personally. I'd prefer to pay the extra money for something that I can trust.
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You can trust these. They work perfectly fine.
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You can trust these. They work perfectly fine.
good to know!
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Thank you Mr. X!!
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It's no problem. Yes, they are fine to use. Just let the weight of the drill do the work. Do not be in a hurry and do not push. Watch this video-
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Am I correct in saying the holes are two different sizes? I'm guessing one is 45mm but what would the other be. Luckily enough I knowa guy that is willing to help me not destroy my first drill. Lol
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Which holes are you speaking of? A 45mm bit will drill a hole for a 1" bulkhead, unless you use those heavy duty schedule 80. Now, will you be drilling for a return too, or coming over the top? I prefer coming over the top unless you have a rimless tank. Why drill another hole if you don't have to? I would just use one of these-
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