2balive's very slow cube

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  1. 2balive

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    OK, after six months I have finally, officially started my new tank.

    It is going to be a very slow build as I have to fit it in between work, family, life, etc, but as I really enjoy this part of it, not to phased about it.

    Still have to figure out how to get the tank out of the car and up the stairs.

    So this is how far I got today.

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    Slow cube pic 1.jpg
     
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  3. butcherman

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    tank size?
     
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    If it fitted in your car it shouldn't be an issue getting it up those stairs
     
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    You got a very nice backround for your tank...
     
  6. Dane G

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    very cool, i work in Camps Bay and Have the morning Free if you need a hand
     
  7. MistaOrange

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    That stairwell looks narrow & steep so to get it up will be mission...
     
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    2balive

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    Slow response

    Took the plunge and have gone back to my original plan (the one that I paid for and the guy disappeared) and got 90cm x 90cm x 72cm in 12mm glass.

    Already getting second thoughts, working in the tank is going to be interesting, will have to design a step with an overhead pulley to get into the tank.

    On a 1m stand, so will have to keep my hands out of the tank in general :p

    But there is space! No more measuring mm to get stuff into the back of my Boyu :yeahdude:

    In most countries my car is used as a hearse. Was a tight fit, another good thing about a cube.

    The biggest issue is the door frames. It can not get through upright so have to be turned on its side. Even then, the door frames are 80cm, but the doors can not open fully, so sitting with 76 cm at a slight angle, very tight fit and the tank is bloody heavy.

    The stairs got 3 turns, of which 1 is a 180deg one. May just take it around the house, but then it is a long trek up a winding stoney, stepped path and two doors. Will have to move some furniture first to get in.

    More problematic is the stand, it is a 90cm x 90cm x 100cm so can not get through a door frame. Will have to hoist it up two patios to the top floor.

    May just have to get some professional help or have a big party.

    Yip, will gets lots of indirect natural sun as well. A bit worried about temperature in the afternoon in summer. Got two chillers lined up, thinking of tinting the front sliding glass doors to give some protection.

    Thanks for the offer, manage to coerce my sons into helping me to get it into the garage, will leave it there for now until I have done a bit more planning.
     
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    Hectic Len well if you need a hand just shout...
     
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    2balive

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    Picture of new tank

    OK, here is the offending hardware...

    Slow cube pic 2.jpg

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    Nice tank man. This gonna be an awesome build. Enjoy
     
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    Good to see you have stopped with marines completely.
     
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    Good to see you got back into the game Len, Cant wait to see the tank up and running. if its anything lie your TL550, this will be a future TOTM
     
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    Ok so when do we come & help get this tank up & running?
     
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    2balive

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    May require some muscle, will let you know.

    It will have to be in 2015, started making a list of everything I have/want to do and it is quite intimidating on a tank this size :thumbup:

    :biggrin:

    Thanks.
     
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    Shweet boet...
     
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    2balive

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    The f@#$%^&ing slow cube

    OK, I hate to admit it, but I think my wife was right about being silly to get a cube.

    I made sure that they cube was "low" enough to fit through a door frame when turned on its side, but forgot about the stand. As it is 100cm high (and 90cm x 90cm on top), there is absolutely no way it will fit through a door.

    The room where is is supposed to go is on the third floor, only way in was pulling it up via two balconies. Scary.


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    2balive

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    The f@#$%^&ing slow cube 2

    The stand lift 4.jpg

    finally on the first balcony

    The stand lift 5.jpg

    Now the second lift.

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    2balive

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    The f@#$%^&ing slow cube 3

    Made it!!!

    Still no idea how to get the tank the the top floor. Next weekend's challenge.

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    Reminds me of when I used to work with skylights, trying to get them on to roofs.:lol:
     
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    Lol, interesting start
     

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