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    Default Drilling a hole in Cultured Marble?

    As anyone done this? Looking to add a cable outlet, but wish to do it with a low voltage single gang outlet box. I have an existing 120vac outlet that will be ~4" or so from this hole, so I know it can be done but how?

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    Or just grab your favorite bit, and some of your wife's diamond jewelry that you resent spending that much money on, and go to town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobliss
    Or just grab your favorite bit, and some of your wife's diamond jewelry that you resent spending that much money on, and go to town.
    no, or else he'll need a dick splint.

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    Any decent heavy duty masonry bit should do the trick. Remember though that you will probably need to be supplying water to the bit while drilling.
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    How about making straight line cuts for an electrical box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobliss
    Or just grab your favorite bit, and some of your wife's diamond jewelry that you resent spending that much money on, and go to town.

    LOL :D

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    diamond disc cutter. ledhed, masonry/concrete bit for marble? masonry bits are usually used in conjunction with a hammer/drill. but i don't see a masonry bit cutting nor drilling marble. but i could be wrong. or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIZILL
    diamond disc cutter. ledhed, masonry/concrete bit for marble? masonry bits are usually used in conjunction with a hammer/drill. but i don't see a masonry bit cutting nor drilling marble. but i could be wrong. or not.
    I'm just assuming a heavy duty one would be diamond tipped though I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledhed
    I'm just assuming a heavy duty one would be diamond tipped though I could be wrong.
    if it's diamond-tipped, yes. but what do i know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIZILL
    if it's diamond-tipped, yes. but what do i know?
    Probably more than some 18 year old punk :p :D
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    How thick is the marble? I wouldn't use a hammer drill on something that could easily crack and cost a buck to replace. Call a place that rents tools, they usually sell the bits for the commerical equiment. Get a recommendation, then shop around for the bit.
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    It's Cultured Marble, there is a big difference guys.

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    A good masonry drill bit should be fine, as far as cutting the square hole if that is what you want, have you thought about using a jig saw or something like that with a blade that looks like it has grit like sandpaper instead of teeth. You should be able to get one at a local hardware store and it may say that it is for steel cutting but, it should be fine for what you are doing. If you use the masonry bit, use it in a regular drill, not a hammer drill.

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    Save yourself some grief and money. Trot on down to your local marble / stone countertop shop. Ask nicely and they will cut / drill any hole you need. A small investment in some doughnuts as a trade will get you far. You'd be surprised.

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    Hmmm.... that would be a house call this is the back wash area. My neighbor and house is in a nice area and all house calls are price + if you know what I mean. I think anyone how comes here just think I drip $$. Ha Ha.


    Thanks all you've all inspired me the try it. :)

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    Get the right Tips/blades and take your time...

    Bizill`s idea is a good one..diamond bits..

    Call your local marble shop , or even a contractor that does that type of work and ask the what bit/cutter they would use...

    remember...lot`s of water and steady / slow get`s her done
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    One question. What is the cost if it done wrong. Just a question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janmike
    One question. What is the cost if it done wrong. Just a question.
    Thinking $5 give or take, 1 planter of ferns. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7
    Thinking $5 give or take, 1 planter of ferns. ;)
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7
    Thinking $5 give or take, 1 planter of ferns. ;)
    At that price I should grab a dozen or so.
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    For what do you think I Fup everything?

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    Read-alot,

    Thanks for the link it's helpful. :)

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    Steve,

    Glad to help, I did a remodel of our guest bath with cultured marble.

    I was able to visit the manufactor and watch it being made, trick stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7
    For what do you think I Fup everything?
    No at all. Just proposing questions. Give er.
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    didn't read the link read-alot posted, but when using diamond bits or wheels, the trick is super-high rpm's.

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    I just used a carbide grit hole bit on a "fake rock" sink and it said on the package that it would cut marble.
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    This may be a stupid question, but what makes marble "cultured"? What is the difference in "regular" marble and "cultured" marble? Thanks,

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    Produced under artificial and controlled conditions = Cultured

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