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    Hi,

    My parents are building a new house and plan on getting a plumbed in coffee machine so they came to me for advice. What I need to know is how large a hole is needed to be drilled into the bench top to facilitate water in, drain out and power.

    Thanks in Advance.

    MM

  • #2
    Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

    Hi MM

    Simple. A slightly larger diameter than the power plug. As long as you feed that through first, the rest will follow.

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    • #3
      Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

      What you want to put in is one of these


      Standard are 60 and 80mm and under $10

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      • #4
        Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

        If you want to minimise the size of the hole, remove/cut off the plug, feed the power cord through and then reattach/rewire the plug. Bunnings sell DIY plugs for chump change.

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        • #5
          Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

          Originally posted by 56637A702425130 link=1241510347/3#3 date=1241521539
          If you want to minimise the size of the hole, remove/cut off the plug, feed the power cord through and then reattach/rewire the plug.  Bunnings sell DIY plugs for chump change.
          Nothing against your suggestion Epic
          Thats OK for the power cord but MM wants the water in, drain out and power.

          So for that reason I agree with Beanflyings suggestion

          KK

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          • #6
            Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

            Originally posted by 496D646467675D496D716F6D020 link=1241510347/4#4 date=1241527354
            Originally posted by 56637A702425130 link=1241510347/3#3 date=1241521539
            If you want to minimise the size of the hole, remove/cut off the plug, feed the power cord through and then reattach/rewire the plug.  Bunnings sell DIY plugs for chump change.
            Nothing against your suggestion Epic
            Thats OK for the power cord but MM wants the water in, drain out and power.

            So for that reason I agree with Beanflyings suggestion

            KK
            Unless your licensed... Removal of a plug is OK; but to re attach a power cord or a plug is ageist the law in Qld.

            Stay safe guys..

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            • #7
              Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

              Yep,

              I "third" bfs suggestion 8-). Not only can you obtain these through-bench bushings/grommets but you can also get blanking covers in a few different colours for later on, if they decide to move house and leave the benchtop in a presentable state,

              Mal.

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              • #8
                Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

                Thanks for the advice. I think they will go for the Grommet idea, kinda like (or exactly like ) the ones in computer desks.

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                • #9
                  Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

                  Kind of exactly indeed

                  I had a bit of a scrounge around last week as I am building a new shop counter and I found some timber ones in the UK and also some in metal trim.

                  Jarrah counter deserves timber outlets 8-)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

                    How about going through a wall? Might be easier to patch up later if they change their mind.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Size of hole in the benchtop

                      Originally posted by 0E2A232320201A0E2A36282A450 link=1241510347/4#4 date=1241527354
                      Nothing against your suggestion Epic
                      Thats OK for the power cord but MM wants the water in, drain out and power.
                      None taken! It was made "in addition" to the blanking cover, not instead of. A way of minimising the size of hole & cover used.

                      *makes note to self - dont abridge posts*

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