There's a Tear in My Beer

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Peppie, May 28, 2011.

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  1. Peppie

    Peppie Bristle Worm

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    This is the result of a bad seam. I will rebuild.
    Hands on build with pics to be posted soon.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Now this is not what I expected to see when I read the title of the thread.

    How old was this tank?

    I hope you were able to re-settle the tank inhabitants and the flood was not to great.
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I hope the tank seam did not give way when it was full of water Peppie?

    because that tank looks like it would have held a lot of water

    Steve
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Man that seriously sucks. I think there would be more than a tear in my beer if that was my tank.
     
  7. Peppie

    Peppie Bristle Worm

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    The title is an attention getter LOL
    Corailline, I built the tank, and it was 4 mo old. $400 and about 45 hrs of labor reduced to some bowed 1/2'' acrylic for my next build.

    Steve, It held 90gal. I noticed the bad seem and marked how long it was right away. 24 hrs later it was 1/2'' longer. I tore it down within 3hrs after that.
    I didnt lose anything in the transfer, except my pride. LOL
     
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  9. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    well thats good news Peppie ,in a way
    could have been a whole lot worse if you had not been as vigilant and reacted quickly enough

    avoiding the flood was definitely a major advantage

    Steve
     
  10. Peppie

    Peppie Bristle Worm

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    The wife would have had me by the...... For a lllooonnnggg time.
    Call me dumb, stupid, glutten for punishment, whatever, But I am going to try to weld another tank together LOL
     
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  11. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Well dang!!!!!

    K+++ for your endeavour, you made it a lot farther then I would have. :)
     
  12. Peppie

    Peppie Bristle Worm

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    There was alot of thought that went into the design of that tank. It work very well for a DIY build. It was a success in my mind less the bad seam. Shame on me. I will be much more careful on the seam prep for the next build.
    Most of the time for me " Its All About The Hunt" not the kill