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i went and picked up my acrylic tube from the place i had it shipped to this morning (free shipping if you ship to the local branch) so i should be able to get most of my Res built in the next few days when my other box comes in. (THANKS BRI!) more surprises when i get home as im playing Saints Row 2 with a friend at his house ill ttyl


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IM BACK TO WORK! kinda...

i am actually at work but i had 45 mins before a delivery truck i was waiting for showed up so i took that time and made a prototype of part of my reservoir

here are some pictures


seance i last did any real picture worthy work i got my dog shaved (she doesn't deal with heat too well so we just shave her in the summer)

hehe.... she looks ridiculous but i kinda like her when shes not messing up my paint

and i got my tubing the other day as you know and i cut off a part to play with here at work.


this is what i came up with.


i made the top out of a chunk of scrap lexan we were replacing in a pulp grinder for a paper mill we are rebuilding machines for. i just took a disk sander and a small square i broke off the scrap and made it fit. then glued it on with some 5 minuet water proof epoxy, it not too pretty but its just a prototype


and to attach the rez to the case i drilled a hole into the side of the acrylic tube (DEFIANTLY NOT LEXAN ) and threaded it for a 4/40 alen screw and i cut a piece of aluminum U channel and drilled a slightly larger hole in that so i didn't need to thread it. then a washer and nut on the end to hold it all together.

now i need to wait a couple days for a box im expecting to come in with some other stuff to get any farther on this.

sorry for the crappy pictures. i ended up using my phone to take them.

hope you liked my minny update!

questions, comments, and suggestions welcomed as always. i sorta want some input on the project..

-Striker36
Edited by Striker36 - 5/17/10 at 9:33am
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Nice idea using the pieces of aluminium to space it out, you just need to be very careful about sealing the screw hole, with time it may loosen and widen which may be cause for leaks.

Other than that its fine, btw where did you get the tube, i have been looking for some.
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Nice idea using the pieces of aluminium to space it out, you just need to be very careful about sealing the screw hole, with time it may loosen and widen which may be cause for leaks.

Other than that its fine, btw where did you get the tube, i have been looking for some.
being that it was a prototype i wasn't totally worried about that but i Do have that accounted for already. im going to use stainless hardware (no rust) and im going to thread the hole and then epoxy the out side part in plase.

and thanks!


i got the tube from a local industrial distributor we deal with for work. they only have one branch though...
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You look nothing like your avatar...

Nice build though..
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You look nothing like your avatar...

Nice build though..
I know! What a fake out!
    
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You look nothing like your avatar...

Nice build though..
your right. but my girl friend does
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your right. but my girl friend does
I call shenanigans.
She can't have your name and be your girlfriend.
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I call shenanigans.
She can't have your name and be your girlfriend.
are you complaining? if i were you i would be thanking me for putting my lovely girl friend up their instead of my ugly mug

and i kinda like looking at her picture every now and then
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I demand more pics! (of said GF)

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