X600DT Build Thread

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by xtreme, 29 Jul 2011.

  1. xtreme

    xtreme

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Swakopmund Namibia
    Received my 16mm Chipboard today with 1mm pvc black edging on visible sides

    Was precut and edge for me to my specs

    DT 152cmL x 82cmW

    Cabinet 152cmLx 86.7cmW and 73.2cmH
    Plastic legs with height of 3cm
    Using Black coated Rino board screws 4cmL

    18424e32dd31a52bf.jpg

    18424e32dd57b64fa.jpg
    18424e32de1b9547c.jpg
    18424e32de6726482.jpg

    That is so far ,lol, now I will decide what to do further
     
  2. Guest




  3. coswecanfly

    coswecanfly

    Joined:
    26 May 2011
    Posts:
    625
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Cape Town
    600l on that chipboard? All I can say is good luck... Moisture is going to make it swell up and become weak... Put a metal frame inside... just my 2c's
     
  4. OP
    xtreme

    xtreme

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Swakopmund Namibia
    @coswecanfly Just keep following, you will see soon enough ;)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  5. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    15,013
    Likes Received:
    398
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    what are you going to use to seal the wood? i dont doubt it will hold the tank, but chipboard in general is not friends with water..

    i personally use shutterply as it is a little more robust..

    cant wait to see whats potting >)
     
  6. coswecanfly

    coswecanfly

    Joined:
    26 May 2011
    Posts:
    625
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Cape Town
    The only wood I would ever use for the frame that carries the weight is marine ply covered by fibreglass...
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - X600DT Build Thread Forum Date
X600dt Large Tanks 22 Jul 2011
New build General Discussions and Advice Tuesday at 16:54
Ally''s 2m Build Large Tanks 4 Jul 2017
LED light builds.... Lighting 31 May 2017
Tank Builders PE General Discussions and Advice 8 May 2017
Planning to build bigger tank Anything DIY Related 28 Apr 2017
Tank builder needed (Edenvale/East Rand) General Discussions and Advice 6 Apr 2017