leveling a stand

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  1. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ok gents here is one for the DIY guru's

    Lets assume you build a steel stand, what options has everyone used to level the stand ....... things like a tiled surface play havok with a perfectly level stand... any suggestions?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    we use feet, called machine feet, can with stand up too 5 tons and they adjustable
     
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    I use coins dude. To level this tank I currently have, it cost me +- R12.00 as I only had silvers :p
     
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    bolt-n-nut. easy to buy some at hardware stores.
    weld nut to stand and adjust bolt. buy largest that will go into the tubing of your frame.
     
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    now that i can breathe again, thats hilarious!!

    Mek, is your stand wooden?
     
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    Nice to know you have cash lying around:p
     
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    :lol: same here
     
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    Dont worry, lots of guys have leveled their stands using coins. By the way, this isnt the first tank that I used coins on. :)
    Nope the stand is galvanized steel dude.
     
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    Hi Neil - I firstly used a spirit level - (obvious) - placed the level on the top of the tank - and then used either wooden stakes (small ones) or complete pieces of wood, and increased the height of the stands themselves.......Until my tank was 100% level!
     
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    Dude if you are using a 19mm metal square tubing frame buy 19mm bolt and nut weld it in place and your feet are then adjustable. If you have 6 or more feet on you frame please ensure that you use a straight edge on the frame or use a spirit level long enough to span distance of frame.
     
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    what i used was pieces of perspex u can get from maizey plastics
    just ask them for offcuts will more than likely give them to you
    i used 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm
    50mm x 50mm squares and worked like a dream
    whats nice is you can use diff thickness
    on diff sides if need be
     
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    I have to disagree here Jacques. I also thought using a level would tell you weather the tank is level.

    I then found out the hard way when i filled the tank and the water came to the top was not flush over my overflow.

    So.... put 1cm of water in it and use your tank as a level. :) Its the correct way of doing it because you know the water will be the same height when it gets to the top.
     
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