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Offline ohioreef

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Water Storage Container
« on: January 09, 2021, 21:48:50 »
I am looking for a storage container for my RO/DI. The footprint can be no bigger than 12Ēx16Ē and a max of 36Ē tall.

Menards has a trash can that is perfect, but doesnít have a lid.

Any ideas where to find what Iím looking for would be appreciated.

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Re: Water Storage Container
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 13:00:49 »
if the menards can is perfect why not fabricate a lid?

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Re: Water Storage Container
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 14:40:06 »
Thatís kinda where Iím leaning. Iím not real good with fabricating, LOL.

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Re: Water Storage Container
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 11:52:07 »
there is moldable plastic, there are ways to bend plexiglas, the simplest lid would be a sheet of clear plastic just wider than the can with plastic screws through just outside of the dimensions of the can to keep the lid from sliding off or a hot glue bead on the lower side of the lid just inside the rim of the can that would also cause condensation to drip back into the can instead of wicking out to drip on the floor.

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Re: Water Storage Container
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 12:36:12 »
Great ideas!! Thanks!! I was leaning toward a piece of plexiglass or acrylic. The hot glue idea is a good idea.

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Re: Water Storage Container
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 13:31:30 »
if you do it, post a pic, you will be a fabricator of distinction, lol

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Re: Water Storage Container
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 15:41:18 »


Iíll be a fabricator of some thing although Iím not so sure it will be distinction...

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Re: Water Storage Container
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021, 12:45:34 »
Somewhere up 75 on the west side is U.S. Plastics. if they sold seconds at that facility it might be worth a trip. I dealt with them professionally and they have a line of tanks. containers and stock plastic. I looked it up. it is in Lima, they sell on-line but you can pick up stuff there.  they have a clearance section on their site, otherwise kind of pricey.

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Re: Water Storage Container
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 13:34:04 »
I was checking out US Plastics, but as you mentioned, kind of pricey for a hobbyist.

 

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