Drilling Tanks

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To drill a tank properly (as said above) you need a diamond hole saw bit, like the one below. You can actually see the diamond crust on its edge
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And you need to be sure the glass is not tempered.
Most manufacturers put a warning on tanks these days.
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If you try to drill a tempered tank, what I did in the video below will happen.
The tank below didn't have the sticker, so I guessed, and guessed wrong
This is what happens.......
Below I tested on an old piece of non-tempered glass.
ReDrilling
I have drilled about 10 tanks so far, and considered non-drill able tanks almost useless, because I use sumps.
 
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