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PostPosted: Mar 31st, '12, 15:08 
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Another Saturday and once all the kids sport obligations were finished I was able to get the tools out again. The frame is now finished and painted with Rust Guard.

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The grow bed is now supported.

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The north facing side of the FT is exposed to about 6 hours of sunlight each day so I wanted to insulate it to reduce the effect. I used discarded polystyrene boxes,

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Easy enough to cut the boxes with a sharp stanley knife and place into the frame of the FT.

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Finally time for the timber clading. Just this small section has has firmed up the frame. Once finished the whole unit will be quite solid.

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Nice work Fordy..

Love the reuse of foam box's, very imaginative..

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I like it, great to see those fantastic photos Fordy.

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I like the color scheme, pretty nice!

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Aahhh that brings back memories Fordy, thats how I have insulated my tanks using pre-used polystyrene, It works really well at keeping temperature fluctutions to a minimum.

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Another day on this new system. I'm a fair way off being finished. I still have all the plumbing to go and I need to finish the cladding, some access hatches and shelving for storage, but you can now get a much better appreciation of what the final product will be.

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I'm always looking to make things that serve a duel purpose. In this case this system is located right next to the BBQ so I've made the top of the FT into a seat.

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you are a clever bugger Fordy - bet the missus loves it too eh

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You're an artist Fordy.


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Very nice once again :thumbleft:


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what timber are you using Fordy? It looks great and functional.

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BNDYBEAR wrote:
what timber are you using Fordy? It looks great and functional.


Bundy, I'm using merbu. It's a little bit expensive but as I've said before it has to look nice other wise I'm not allowed to play. Under the seat I will need to put a water deflector to ensure rain doesn't leach any of the timber oils into the FT.


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Clading now finished.
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I've put two more access hatches in. The one under the GB will allow for access to the syphon. It will also provide for storage of bit and pieces that we all use.

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The hatch at the back of the FT allows for access to the IBC drainage tap. I also intend to use this area for storage of fish food and electrics.

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Both hatches are secured with a simple toggle latch

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