egg crate

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Ashwin, 29 Aug 2011.

  1. Ashwin

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    Hi

    Anyone know where i can find egg crate in Durban??
     
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  3. AfricaOffroad

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    Check the DIY section
     
  4. Ashwin

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    Have tried many stores no luck
     
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    Dont know if you have a Maizey plastics there. Its called AIR GRATE. Dont know why everybody calls it egg crate. Can anyone explain please, cause the guys at shops had no idea?
     
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    Maizey's dont stock this in Durban.
    Go check the DIY section of this forum.
    Durban sources of egg grate have been identified many times.
     
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    Check the Electrical wholesalers, they used as diffusers for fluorescent lighting.
     
  8. ScottK

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    Here is what you are looking for. There is a very informative thread in the DIY Section that lists places to get all sorts of stuff

    Where to get stuff - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

     
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    First time I've heard of "air grate".

    Google Images for "air grate": [ame="http://www.google.co.za/search?num=30&hl=en&q=AIR%20GRATE&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=7414l7414l0l7653l1l1l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=853&bih=546"]AIR GRATE - Google Search[/ame]

    Google Images for "egg crate": [ame="http://www.google.co.za/search?um=1&hl=en&biw=853&bih=546&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=egg+crate&oq=egg+crate&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=75523l76755l0l76875l9l7l0l0l0l0l312l609l2-1.1l2l0"]egg crate - Google Search[/ame]

    It's called egg crate. I don't know why, though :)
     
  10. *Philip*

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    I stand corrected.

    Its weird, because its used in light fittings and vents/aircons, so air grate fits. Google shows more images of it under egg crate.

    Here is an explanation I found:

    Because of a grid type cardboard array that used to be common instead of today's egg cartons. It's not the official name which has to do with the angles of the plastic that reflects more light in a useful direction instead of back up into the light fixture it is designed for.
     
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    Hi Ashwin,

    You can get egg crate from a company called AAP Airconditioning. They are in Buro Crescent in Mayville and their number is 031 2080240.
     
  12. Ashwin

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    thanks Guys / Gals
     
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    Also check if there is a Europe Air in your area, they call it diffuser in the aircon world.
     
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