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Drilling hole in tempered glass?

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Subject: Drilling hole in tempered glass?
From: "Dan Eiland" <deiland1@elp.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 20:20:54 -0600
Hi Listers,

Is it possible to drill a hole through tempered glass without damaging the
glass? I have been told by two local firms that it is not possible, but a
company in the UK says they know people who have done it but they do not
know how. I have seen some diamond blade hole saws made for drilling through
glass. If I used lots of water or cutting oil do you think it would be
possible to drill two 1/2" holes through my door glass without exploding the
glass into a million pieces? The alternative is to remove some spot welds
holding the "C" channel onto the bottom of my existing door glass so I can
weld on the "C" channel that was mounted to the bottom of the glass from my
new doors. If you are wondering what I am doing that requires this
conversion, I am switching my JH doors for GT doors. The glass is almost the
same but there are just enough differences that I need to adapt my JH
windows to fit the GT doors. I am hoping some of my friends between the
three lists will be able to give me enough information to at least keep me
out of trouble, and if I am lucky I will find a way to make this all work.
Thanks in advance for any comments.

Dan Eiland

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