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Re: [APD] Installing an overflow?

If it's tempered glass, it's very likely not to work --
tempered glass doesn't like to to have it's surface broken.

If it's not tempered, sure you can drill it.  A good
carbide or better a diamond dust hole-cutting bit is what
you need.  You can get cheap ones at places like Home Depot
or really good ones from places like Jehmco


Jehmco will even discuss the process with you, as I recall.
 YOu should use a coolant -- be careful of water and an
electric drill, of course.

If you drill the bottom panel and break it -- drat!

You might price out having it done by a professional glass

You also want to use a drill with good bearings, that run
the bit true and without wobble and variable speed so you
can get a speed that cuts without excess heat.

You might want to get some glass and practice a hol eor two
before going at the tank.

Good luck,
Scott H.

--- David Nesom <david at nesom_net> wrote:
> I have an All-Glass 72g bowfront that I am about to tear
> down and redo as a
> planted tank. I want to have all the equipment below the
> tank in the cabinet
> and nothing hanging off the back or visible. To
> accommodate this I'd like to
> put an overflow in the tank. I realize this is a bit
> off-topic but was
> wondering if anyone could advise on how difficult or
> feasible it would be to
> drill the overflow myself. Or, would it be better to just
> sell the tank and
> purchase a new one pre-drilled. Also, if it it is
> reasonable to do this
> myself are there special drill bits required for drilling
> glass? BTW, I'm
> not much of a DIYer but think I can hold a drill
> reasonably straight. ;)
> Thanx in Advance,
> Dave
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