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Old 11-03-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
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Plexiglass ?

Plexiglass ok to use to make an overflow box and to divide my sump? it is very sturdy. TIA PLEASE HELP!!!!!
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Old 11-03-2004, 05:12 PM   #2
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Plexi will be fine to build a overflow box! I hope you have messed with plexi before!! IMO it would be better to by one if your not skilled with a saw That thing will leak like crazy if your not carefull and your cuts have to be VERY straight!! Or you will have to pile on the silicone then it will look like crap!!! Good Luck thoe!!!
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Old 11-03-2004, 05:13 PM   #3
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Old 11-03-2004, 10:27 PM   #4
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sand the cut edges a little bit too, maybe even a secondary, fine grit wet sanding. Make those edges nice and smooth. (course the right saw might not leave much to sand)
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Also, be sure you use an acrylic glue such as Weld On #3 or #16. For a small project, especially if you haven't worked with plexi (acrylic) before, I'd go with the #16. Silicone will NOT hold acrylic together...it just doesn't stick to it. I wouldn't even trust silicone to seal a leaky seam. Use the #16...let it run down the seam that leaks and dry...it'll seal. JMHO
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Where do you get weld on?
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Old 11-04-2004, 07:17 AM   #7
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I'm not sure if you have a LOWE'S home center near you but they sell plexiglass and Lexan..Lexan is stronger than standard plexiglass and they will cut to size for you
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Lexan is also 5 times the price of plexiglass...but you're right its wickedly strong stuff.
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For that extra strong overflow! (heh, just sounded kinda funny..sorry..)
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could i use silicone to make my plexiglass overflow?
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