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  1. FransSny

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    One for all the engineers .....

    Some member on this forum gave me dimensions for a stand to build 800 x 800 x 1 mtr (h), after certain member :whistling: re measured using a proper tape measure (not the type you use for dressmaking) the door opening is only 790 mm :p

    The whole stand is welded , finished etc and was going for Galv tomorrow. Any ideas on how to fix this without compromising stand strength.

    Oh yes , stand is "box" type & 32 x 2 sq tube
     
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  3. neo

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    make the tank smaller:lol:
     
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    What must the door opening be.
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    Door opening actually measures 790 mm, stand measures 800 x 800 (as requested)

    LOL
     
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    i dont see the problem?
    got a pic
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    Sorry dallas not close by now, the stand is wider than the door opening by 10 mm
     
  8. mandarin

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    Does the door fit inside or outside the stand frame.
     
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    i think he means he cant get the stand trough da door cause the stand is 800 and the door only 790
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    Thanks neo, that clears it up
     
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    Eish no way, one of the two must be cut. Maybe take out the glass in the middle section of a big enough window, just a thought.:whistling:
     
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    It will be cheaper to take the glass out of a window than to make a new stand.
     
  13. neo

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    Stand not yet galvinized, Cut the stand to 780 square and re-weld (at most 2 sides need cutting - measure twice cut once hey), add a 'lip' of 10mm square bar at top 4 sides where the tank is going to sit for support purposes. Cover up with good carpentry.
     
  14. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    sand 5mm from the door frame away on eiter side, that should make it fit. after sanding just repaint the door frame.
     
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    If you cut the stand to fit through the door, how is the tank going to fit through. Unless it was built in the room.
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    Luckily tank can be turned sideways (only 650 high)

    LOL johan ..a lot of sanding

    Was also thinking along those lines , but thought of cutting out in the centre end re fitting braces as the corners are mitred at 45 deg , so cutting there is gonna be tough.

    Just worried about warping etc
     
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    This is a puzzle thread, i would cut out the door frame and make a biggggg arch for the next bigggg upgrade.:thumbup:
     
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    Turn the stand sideways..... :)

    No seriously, I will not cut the top frame.

    think about it, how do you get big office desks in and out a house.

    Maybe cut away at the bottom, the brace between the front and back leg on both sides (either the brace on the sides, or the brace in the front and back). So that you can get the stand in sideways like a big dresser table, "around" one door pillar.

    And the beam you cut out, cut even a bit shorter and weld a short flatbar onto it both sides. With hole, so you can bolt it to the leg. Depending on wooden cabinet that comes around the stand, I will do it so that it hides the bolt head. Then when all welded and bolted correctly, undo the bolts and then galvanize everything.

    so that is also how I will do a 1m by 1m by 1m square stand. Then at least always you will get the stand in and out the house. But you will be stuffed on a 1m square cube if the tank is higher than 790mm. Then you can not get the tank out at all :)
     
  19. Johan van Aardt

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    nah frans get a router and cut away it takes out like a mm each time, so it will work, or get a belt sander, will do a quick job of it.
     
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    If it was me I would remove a window...... wait did that already:razz:

    but seriously maybe you can cut the bottom off and make the bottom fit into the stand " legs" as they do for the gazebo jobbies the bottom plate needs to have 30mm tubing 50mm long on each corner to slide into the rest of the stand then you can re-gusset it.
     
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    Very cool Idea Riddi :thumbup: thanx

    BTW , you do realise moving would require removing a window again :lol:
     
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