Glass integrity

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by HenkHugo, 13 Jan 2009.

  1. HenkHugo

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    hey guys,

    the one corner on one of the large pains of my 2.5m tank got chipped by the LFS that moved the tank and they are refusing to replace it.

    Now i need know from the experts if this chip will crack the tank when i fill it up?

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    Is it on the front or the side panel of the tank?
     
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    How many mm is that glass Henk?
     
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    I dont like what I see:(It looks well braced though at the bottom
     
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    HenkHugo

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    its viewable from 3 sides - 12mm mek - i can hide a brace over it if need be
     
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    HenkHugo

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    oh and its 80cm high
     
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    Can you post a pic from the left hand view?
     
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    Henk - The BEST way I would suggest in "saving" this, is to actually have a brace on the OUTSIDE of the corner, as well as the inside. Then, I would say - "go ahead and fill"...
    BUT, you will have to put a brace (small pieces of glass) on both the outside as well as the inside.
     
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    HenkHugo

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    Yea J - thats what i am thinking - when we build the hood and stuff around it we can hide it with wood
     
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    HenkHugo

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    here we go tobes

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    Eish, that is nasty, I would go with Jacques idea on this.
     
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    mmmmmmmm.... you sure on that one? :D
     
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    Just check if that's not a chip or a crack on the other pain

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    My tank was also chipped and the crack started to run from a corner very simular to this :(

    Is this a new tank you bought from the LFS?
     
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    Otherwise change the pane, or rotate it and move the chip up to the top? :biggrin:
     
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    Tobes its a tank that they moved from my biz partners house to my house - NEVER been filled. instead of the tank being moved from A to B - it got moved from A - to their old shop - then to their new shops - then to my house. If they had only moved it directly....

    We just handed this client over for collection and liquidation....
     
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    I would still brace it - but - that's me.... IF you want to cut the pane and rotate it - that too will work.....
     
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    Eish dude, if it's not a chip on the shoulder, it's now on the tank :razz:
     
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    i would use something like pratleys putty, it might be unsightly but the putty will turn to concrete like stuff and should hold
     
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    bite me warr.... that just cost you a bottle of jack :D
     
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    i like J's ideal - cut the pane out, put the chip and the top - cut out the chip and replace the cut out section with new glass - thus the crack gets stopped....
     

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