Andreas's New 1.5*0.7*0.8 Tank

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  1. Andreas

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    So the 1.8m tank has seen the last of me:p

    Decided to go the wider route so a new 1.5*0.7(H)*0.8(W) will now be keeping me busy;)

    Built the frame yesterday but I'm not sure about the structural strength of 38mm square tubing(Wall thickness 2mm):whistling:.


    Here is pic of the stand I built yesterday.

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  3. Tobes

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    That's not a stand, thats loose pieces of square tubing... :whistling:
    Congrats buddy, best of luck with the new build. I think the stand will be OK if you put enough legs and weld it decently :p - then take it to get powder coated or galvanised.
     
  4. Annoying

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    Great!:thumbup: Good luck with the new tank build
     
  5. mnd123

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    If I put my head on the side, stand back and squint it looks like a stand....

    Then again, mebe not
     
  6. Andreas

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    As you can see I dont have a support beam running down the middle in the front of the display. I would like to keep this area open as it's a mission to work around the sump when there's one.So here's my question. :pWould this design be strong enough to support 900kg:whistling:or should I add in cross beams in the front?Thanks
     
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    Thanks Tobes. Going for galvanising today. That's if its strong enough:p

    Thanks:thumbup:

    :lol::lol:The image uploader was given me hassles:yeahdude:
     
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    Monster frame!

    Cross bracing the sides should add enough strength?
     
  9. Andreas

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    I want to do it, but my back is still sore from all the cutting, welding and grinding:p
     
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    I would rather add one bud, better safe than sorry. I did it with my old stand, go check on my new thread.
     
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    Just a Q - is the sump going to go all the way and on top of the square tubing at the end of the stand on the bottom? If not, then you'll need to add support or the sump will have two nice hang overs.
     
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    why not look at gussets ?
     
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    Good idea Neil, two pieces of square tubing at 45deg so that they attach about two thirds to the top cross tube, that will do the trick - then he'll still have space for maintenance :)
     
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    You've confused me. The sump will be on top of wood not on the actual frame

    The word sounds familiar. What's it again?
     
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    You always get confused :p - on top of wood is cool.
    Look at my reply to Neils post regarding gussets. Two braces across the 90deg bend in the corners, then you have two little triangles in the corners strengthening the top cross tubing and no centre brace.
     
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    Looking good Andreas!

    Hope that welding doesn't look like pigeon K@K:razz:
     
  17. mandarin

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    Your stand looks realy good Andreas but if i was you i would rather put a support in the middle, (it won,t be able to handle that weight in the long run) i'ts going to bend.
    If i was you i would cut out the top square tubing on the front( lenght ) and replace it with a 50mm x 38mm x 3mm RECTANGULAR tubing, then you don't need a front support in the middle.
    My stand has the same dimensions as yours and i used 76mm x 50mm x 3mm rectangular tubing, maybe a bit over kill but rather save than sorry. I'ts a lot of weight.
     
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    Ok firstly thats great work so far .... what I need to know is whats going in this sump that would need you to work around a centre support? If you put one in would the support not only be blocking the DSB area - Now why would you be wanting to be putting your hands in there? Or are there some other layout of the sump?
     
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    Definitely going to be tagging along on this one... Nice stand, but I also think you might not have enough support.

    Good luck! I look forward to seeing some more progress!
     
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    Great work so far Andreas,
    I would agree with Niel H, and go with 2 45 degree pieces of sqare tubing, but get them as big as possible without causing to much trouble.
    Cheers
     
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    Ah so it starts...
    I think it could be ok without, but rather put the gussets in, it will help you to sleep at night so you dont have to stay awake to listen to simone snoring:p
     
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