Stand problems?

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by lIghty, 18 Feb 2008.

  1. lIghty

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    So I got my stand today, but the problem is that the stand is 20mm short 9n length, therefore the tank will over hang the stand +-10mm either side, using 20mm foam on base and the tank is made from 10mm glass, do you think it will be ok.

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    How long is the tank?
    Put a board down then styrene and u should be fine. Just make sure the stand is 100% level.
     
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    Is it possible to put some marine ply over the stand.

    Will you get away with it? Probably
    Would I chance it? Not without 2 x 19mm Marine ply, but the again, how big is the tank?
     
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    tank is 1400x600x500 (lxwxh) +-400lts

    would it help if I went to 40mm foam?
     
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    I wouldn't chance it, You talking half a ton of water plus glass, be careful :p
     
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    I agree, but majority of the weight is excerted down on the rest of the base isn't it?
     
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    10mm over each edge will be fine - just make sure everything is level
     
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    thx leigh.

    So what you say Kanga?

    any others out there?
     
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    hi lighty, yes you are gonna be ok ! the overhang is very slight relative to the rigidity
    of the entire tank base - one caution i would like to offer though, IMHO, is to be careful with the use of "compressionable" material under the tank ie the foam you refer to -if there is any uneveness on the surface of your stand please rely on a sheet of marine ply between the base of the tank and the surface of the stand - this will neutralise the slight(?) uneveness then, if you must, use only a thin 5mm foam sheet as well as the ply with the foam directly under the tank itself - then insist on really accurate measurements to ensure ABSOLUTE level of the water in the tank before final filling - then relax, if the tank is level 99.999 percent of tanks survive years of use including earth tremors al la the joburg areas - cheers
     
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    Agreed, ply base and foam to take up the settling and you will be fine.
     
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    so just to confirm, 1x 19mm ply to the tank size and a 5mm ?? (sure not 20mm) foam.
     
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    5mm Justin would defnialtley be better
     
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    Agreed - also ensure that you paint/treat the plywood with polyurethane varnish (3 coats or more...) to make it more waterproof - and if possible use marine ply or shutterboard, as "normal" ply could buckle or delaminate if it gets wet (and it will!!!)

    Hennie
     
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    Thanks guy,

    Also decide just to weld a 10x10 square bar down the side to support the over hang.

    thanks
     
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    Good idea, should have no more worries then.
     

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