How to Drill Through Glass Tile

by:DGT Lighting     2020-01-21
Are you making changes to the existing glass-The tile area or when starting a new installation project may need to be drilled on the glass tile to accommodate a new fixture or pipe.While this may sound difficult, the process can be completed if you are willing to do the project patiently.Tear off two masking tapes and stick these pieces to the surface of the tile in a \"X\" pattern in the area where the planned drill is drilled.This helps to prevent the drill bit from deviating from the mark while drilling.Make a reference mark where you want to drill.Attach the right size DiamondInsert a carbide drill bit on the drill.If you plan to fix the fixture on the tile, use 1/8-Inch larger than anchor screws.This extra space will prevent the stress from being transferred from the fixture to the glass brick through the anchor.Place the tip of the drill bit on the mark.Slow drilling at constant pressure.Keep the drill bit perpendicular to the tile to avoid breaking the blade.Occasionally spray a water mist around the drill bit to keep the drill bit lubricated.Drill to the desired depth.Mark the back of the glass brick planned to be drilled.Place the tiles on the scrap fiber board facing up on the back.Align the drill bit with the reference mark and drill a small guide hole.Turn over the tiles.Rub the putty ball of a plumber into 1/2-inch-diameter, 10-inch long roll.Connect the end of the putty into a circle and place it around the area where it will be drilled.Press the putty ring on the tile to form a seal.It\'s like a temporary dam when you\'re drilling.Fill the circle with water.Align the tip of the bit with the guide hole and keep the bit perpendicular to the tile.Use slow and gently apply constant pressure.Work at a slow pace and continue drilling until you cross the tile.
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