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Old 08-19-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
dooksh
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hi,
i want to add a spigot to my HLT so i think i will order this from morebeer:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/197...ot_-_Stainless

the only problem is that i am not a very skilled driller (i do have a drill) and dont know what i need to make the hole in my pot. could anyone plz let me know what tools i need to make a hole in my pot
(maybe with links where to buy them)?

 
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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You'll need a step bit, like this. http://www.lowes.com/SearchCatalogDi...+bit&x=31&y=15

You might be able to get a cheaper one at harbor freight, but you get what you pay for. Drilling the hole is so much easier with a quality bit. Plenty of pressure, slow drill speed, and liberal amounts of cutting oil. Too fast and you'll overheat the metal and it will harden and ruin your bit. Good luck. It's pretty easy. Oh yeah, drill a small pilot hole before using the step bit.

 
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:17 PM   #3
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hi,
i want to add a spigot to my HLT so i think i will order this from morebeer:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/197...ot_-_Stainless

the only problem is that i am not a very skilled driller (i do have a drill) and dont know what i need to make the hole in my pot. could anyone plz let me know what tools i need to make a hole in my pot
(maybe with links where to buy them)?

 
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:01 PM   #4
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thanks . but how do i drill the pilot hole?

 
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:15 PM   #5
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A smaller drill bit.
Check out this site:
http://www.bargainfittings.com/
He has the bits and everything.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
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thanks . but how do i drill the pilot hole?
I just used like a 1/4" bit.. anything as long as it's big enough for your tapered or step bit to get started..

 
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:16 PM   #7
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A smaller drill bit.
Check out this site:
http://www.bargainfittings.com/
He has the bits and everything.
Also highly recommend what Dave258 said... you won't go wrong with bargainfittings.com!

 
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:21 PM   #8
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thanks . i will check it out

 
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