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Old 03-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #121
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Not if you make it look pretty, than she'll want to re do your bathroom next!
No thanks! That's too much for me. I'm suppose to be fixing this house because it has that old ugly wood paneling and she wants to paint but I don't feel like removing it all and replacing it with sheet rock
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No thanks! That's too much for me. I'm suppose to be fixing this house because it has that old ugly wood paneling and she wants to paint but I don't feel like removing it all and replacing it with sheet rock

I have a few rooms in my house that the previous owners (or the ones before them) simply painted over the paneling. In another house I lived in we removed the paneling only to find dark brown wall paper with giant (2') gold lotus leaves.
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I have a few rooms in my house that the previous owners (or the ones before them) simply painted over the paneling. In another house I lived in we removed the paneling only to find dark brown wall paper with giant (2') gold lotus leaves.
Wow that must have been horrible. I don't like this paneling
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There is a minor structural problem with the stand plans. It relies only on mechanical fasteners (2 screws in each corner) to support the massive weight of the tank. The design would probably be ok for the weight of a 20 g or less but i wouldn't do that for a 75gallon (about 600 pounds). Use another piece of 2x4 under the top shelf horizontal all the way to the floor like a jack stud that supports a header.
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There is a minor structural problem with the stand plans. It relies only on mechanical fasteners (2 screws in each corner) to support the massive weight of the tank. The design would probably be ok for the weight of a 20 g or less but i wouldn't do that for a 75gallon (about 600 pounds). Use another piece of 2x4 under the top shelf horizontal all the way to the floor like a jack stud that supports a header.
I'm actually using 4 screws in each part that needs screwed. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by the jack stud statement really. There will be center beams going from the floor up in 6 places
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Hope this explains it better.
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Hope this explains it better.
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Wow that must have been horrible. I don't like this paneling

If the room will be a bedroom then no to the painted paneling. If it will be an office, craft or other type, then paneling can come in handy when it comes to hanging light weight items.

I agree with the modifications to the stand. The weight should rest on the studs and not rely on fasteners. These modifications are minor and should not impact the budget (much).
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I agree!
Okay then I will do that! Thanks for that FishEggs. I'll be picking up everything today hopefully and getting a start on it
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