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  • Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Diamond tile hole cutter? must be a similar issue to having to put pipe holes in porceline tiles? And dont do yourself down, it’s not that boring a question… 😉

    andyl
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    I am guessing they are glass bottles then?

    You will need a lot of heat to melt the glass from what I have seen the university glass blower use.

    I’d definitely go the diamond hole cutter route. Unless you know someone with a water jet cutter which works well.

    sharki
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    I was considering a diamond cutter with generous amounts of water.

    Cheers, was wondering about other options, but seems, there isn’t many.

    Yes, they’re glass bottles.

    andyl
    Member

    maybe use coke cans instead? Plenty of designs online for can designs with a sheet of glass on top.

    khani
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    A glass cutter all the way round about an inch from the bottom, and then tap the bottom…

    grum
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    Can you not make them interesting holes?

    IGMC. 😳

    konabunny
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    Don’t forget to vent the pressure in the bottles so that when the water gets heated in the hot Chilean sun the bottle doesn’t fail and explode like a frigging ied.

    sharki
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    I’ve hundreds of glass bottles and don’t fancy getting diabetes just to get a load of cans together.
    Grum 🙄

    Khani. I only need a hole a little bigger than the top of a bottle.

    grum
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    I’ve hundreds of glass bottles and don’t fancy getting diabetes just to get a load of cans together.
    Grum

    Eh? I was making a (really) crap pun on the use of the word ‘boring’. Now I’m confused. 😕

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Show them the overtaking thread, that could bore holes through diamonds.

    sharki
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    Konabunny. It would only be sealed at the refill end, the other end would have a pressure release valve near the shower head. Or should i put in a few at intervals along the system?

    sharki
    Member

    Grum. I should of put a space between your name and the previous statement. I was mearly rolling my eyes at your pun;)

    ski
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    Sharki – curious, do you have any pictures of what it would look like once finished?

    sharki
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    Nope, it’s a design i’ve heard about. The version i heard about suggested interlinking the bottles with pieces of hose and the only way i can think of it working properly, would be to go in one end and out the other.

    This is not me.

    sharki
    Member

    How?

    Basically the plan is to daisy chain many bottles together to form a continuous flow when i pumped water through them.

    I’d rather like to insert the top of one, into the bottom of the next and seal with a rubber grommet of sorts.

    It’s for a solar water heated shower.

    I’ve heard abrasive paste can be used with a piece of notched brass tube. Or i could make a furnace and bring each bottle to a temp in which i could force a hole through it.

    Cheers!

    andyl
    Member

    what about if you used copper pipes to do a straw in the bottle type set up?

    ie the pipe goes to the bottom of the bottle which flows water in and a larger pipe that terminates at the top takes water out. Just need some kind of bung (eg cork) with two holes in for the pipes. You can make the pipes U shapes to link all the bottles togther.

    ernie_lynch
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    You would be better off with brown bottles rather green ones, if you’re thinking of copying the geezer in your picture. Also I suspect that brown glass is more likely to inhibit the growth of algae, a potentially very serious problem imho.

    Diane
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    I saw a very crude one in Spain but using big plastic 2 litre bottles – just one long line on a roof but I guess it might be warmer (Quicker to heat up) in Spain 😀

    konabunny
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    Sharki, I don’t know the right way to do it, only th wrong way that almost shredded my uncle!

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