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Old 02-04-2014, 10:31 AM   #51
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Back tracking a bit.. Here's a pic if counter sink
I have seen one of those! Never used it but I can figure that part out
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My poor roof would be Siting on the tank the next day! My house was built in the 40s! I'll try and draw something up and show yall my idea
As long as you fasten to studs it will be just fine!
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As long as you fasten to studs it will be just fine!
I would have to locate them but if not ill design it so the stand supports the weight of the canopy
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Here is an okay pic. No dimensions used so just a basic "what I want it to look like" drawing.
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Hmm, you may need a 1/4 inch plywood wrap for that design, or some toungue and groove stock, in that case reg 2x4's for the inside frame would be good with the southern yellow top.
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Hmm, you may need a 1/4 inch plywood wrap for that design, or some toungue and groove stock, in that case reg 2x4's for the inside frame would be good with the southern yellow top.
Okay, say I did the 2x4 frame with southern yellow outside and some nice trim to cap the corners and what not. How would I go about adding the math together? That's the part I suck at. The tank is exactly 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 and I want to angel the corners to have a nice fit
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Okay, say I did the 2x4 frame with southern yellow outside and some nice trim to cap the corners and what not. How would I go about adding the math together? That's the part I suck at. The tank is exactly 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 and I want to angel the corners to have a nice fit
If you want the lower section to be the same dimension as the tank figure out exactly what material you will use and deduct it's thickness times 2 to get the frame width, say you are using 1/4" ply as a wrap with 3/8" outside corner molding, deduct 1/2" for wrap and another 7/8" for corners. So your frame width would be 47 1/8" wide.
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If you want the lower section to be the same dimension as the tank figure out exactly what material you will use and deduct it's thickness times 2 to get the frame width, say you are using 1/4" ply as a wrap with 3/8" outside corner molding, deduct 1/2" for wrap and another 7/8" for corners. So your frame width would be 47 1/8" wide.
You sir are a genius! I would have never known that until today! So say I want the tank to sit 100% even with the wrap before putting the molding on, how would I add that up
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Hey man, this is what I do everyyydayyyy, so the corner molding sticks out a bit more? 48" frame
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Here is an okay pic. No dimensions used so just a basic "what I want it to look like" drawing.
If those vertical lines are supposed to represent 2x4s, you'll need 12 of them across the front alone. That's going to be impossible to move. I'd use the 2x4s for structure, and a 1x6 or other, thinner lumber to cover it.
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