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Old 01-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Water test kit holder and organizer

I got tired of having a half dozen loose bottles of test reagants, test tubes, color cards, etc all laying around under the tank. I went into the garage and built up a small "Test Rack" that can hold 8-12 bottles of reagant, 6 tubes, the cards, a pen, and my test log sheets (so I can see if my parameters are changing over time).

Here's what it looks like, along with a CAD drawing I made after I finished the project.

The one in the photos is not finished or sealed, but since I use a dropper to add the water to the tubes, it doesn't get wet. It's also a rough job, but since it spends the majority of its life out of sight, I don't mind.

If anyone is interested, I can send the CAD file w/ measurements. I might even consider starting a side gig building these to order for folks that would like them. (Test kits, counter top, rice cooker, and water bill not included )
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Looks good! I have something similar. Works pretty well



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Even my son likes it and it has a top!! lol. Seriously though... Good idea. Like a water testing caddy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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I like...I want one, how much would you sell? I will stain it myself...
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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I like...I want one, how much would you sell? I will stain it myself...
Honestly, I'm not sure. The lumber really isn't all that expensive. It'd be shipping it that would be the problem (it's roughly 14x4x4). Let me look into it over the weekend.
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Honestly, I'm not sure. The lumber really isn't all that expensive. It'd be shipping it that would be the problem (it's roughly 14x4x4). Let me look into it over the weekend.
Awesome just let me know...
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lol @ convict. But really, it looks very nice.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:19 AM   #7
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Awesome just let me know...
I would say $15+shipping. USPS shipping to your location is a little over $5. UPS Ground is $13 (and probably takes longer than USPS...go figure).
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If anyone is interested in one of these, I can start turning them out on weekends.
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nice holder. I got tired of the clutter and broken test tubes too. I took a food storage container and some polystyrene and did something similar.
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Great idea! BTW which CAD software did you use to model it?
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