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How to Drill Tap Holes on a Bath

Posted on Saturday 27th April 2019 by James Roberts


When you buy a new bath, you may find that it hasn’t come with pre-drilled tap holes. If this is the case, you’ll need to drill tap holes yourself. Luckily, this isn’t too difficult. Here’s how to drill tap holes on a bath:

Step 1: Choose where the tap is going to go and use the size of the tap to measure the size of the hole that’s needed. Some baths without tap holes will have a template for this, which can make things easier. We’d recommend creating the hole a few millimetres bigger than the taps themselves, to allow for a good fit. Marking a bath with a standard pencil or pen isn’t easy, so place masking tape on the bath before you start.

Step 2: Check that your markings are correct before going any further, as once the tap hole has been drilled you can’t go back.

Step 3: Now, it’s time to drill the tap holes on the bath. Using a hole saw drill bit to do so, go slow and steady at all times. Any small mistakes can mean that your taps won’t fit onto the bath correctly.

There you have it, that’s how to drill tap holes on a bath. With care and attention, it’s a DIY job that most people can handle.

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