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Old 03-06-2007, 06:25 PM   #21
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The tank will appear to be flush with the wall but will actually 3+ inches from the wall. I am building the stand to appear to have a back. You can see down the back of the tank as you walk down the stairs so I wanted to hide this. We will have to make a removable panel at least on one side. Its the intricate details that still need worked out

I need to go look at some doors to see what trim will match. I always do things backwards. When rushed a bit since we actually had access to a truck for an evening. It is tough to get stuff like that in a car
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Cool, that's a pretty good idea.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:09 PM   #23
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cant wait to see how this turns out!
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:45 PM   #24
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Well, I went and got the tank today! Was heavier than I expected!

I was told the overflows would be on the corners but they ended up being in the back wall. I had to change my bracing the stand because of this.

My carpentry skills got the best of me as well. I ended up mis figuring on the tank size as I forgot about the tank trim thickness when I cut the trim for the cabinet Looks like I am re-doing that! I think we have the canopy figured out.

Sucks when you spend most of the day buulding something only to have to dis-assemble it later

I got a great deal on a Dart pump today though! One good thing

Hopefully I will some more pics soon.
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Aww, that sucks. I can't wait to see the tank in the stand!
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:10 PM   #26
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I guess that is why I sit behind a computer all day and not building stuff

Hopefully tonight will go better. I was trying to build without the actually tank so that was a gamble too...

The skin will be Luan(plywood) with pine trim. I have the choice matching the bar cabinet with a dark oak stain or matching the fireplace mantle which is white. What do you think?
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I would go for whichever will balance out the color of the room.
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:51 PM   #28
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The stand and canopy are built! We have 1 coat of stain on it and it will take at least 2 maybe 3. I caulked the inside of the canopy and I have the primer and paint ready for the inside of the canopy as well. I need to figure where the fans will go and where I will mount my lights. I might add a couple of boards to allow for more mounting options.

I have some plumbing ideas hatched too. I will post some pics of the stand/canopy and the new sump room later tonight!
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Finally got some new pics! stand and canopy are stained and finished for the most part. I am waiting on the doors to arrives so I can fit them in place. I have not cut the holes yet. I need to get the fans placed in the new canopy and finish painting the inside of the canopy.

Some friends came over and we got the tank plumbed. All 4 holes in the overflow will be drains. I have the 1" and 3/4" drains running into a 1.5" pipe. These 2 pipes will go through the wall.

Time to sleep. The pics are a bit blurry but you can see whats up
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