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    Cruzer
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    Portable water changing station

    Post by Cruzer on Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:36 pm

    Hello all,

    Here is the start of my water changing station. It needs to be portable and be an all in one changer mixer and maker. Here are a couple pictures from this afternoon. Hope to make more progress tomorrow. Will update if interested.





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    nikecivic
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by nikecivic on Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:18 am

    Are the containers 55 gallon?


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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by dwolson2 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:29 am

    I like that set up! How big are the barrels?


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    Cruzer
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by Cruzer on Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:45 am

    They are 30 Gal barrels. I plan on modifying the cart a lot, it will have the RO/DI mounted and a power strip for the heater and pump. I am also doing major reinforcing of the cart. It is rated at holding 1000 pounds by Harbor freight lol. Needs some bracing to make it steady. Should have a lot done tomorrow.
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    clownfish14
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by clownfish14 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:31 pm

    very cool idea!


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    Cruzer
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by Cruzer on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:00 pm

    Made some progress today. First some re-enforcement around the outside and under the cart.





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    Cruzer
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by Cruzer on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:06 pm

    Added a bar for mounting the RO/Di and will also be able to strap the barrels too if needed. Also got most of the plumbing dry fitted. Should have it pretty much finished tomorrow if I can knock out the honey do list in the morning.







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    Cruzer
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by Cruzer on Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:44 pm

    Pretty much the finished product...



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    Sandman
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by Sandman on Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:51 pm

    Looking good Rob
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:10 am

    Looks really good Rob, Is that your miller?


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    Cruzer
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by Cruzer on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:18 am

    My Brother and I kind of share some fabrication equipment. He has moved out of the area and I am storing it for him lol. Between the two of us I have a pretty good assortment of metal working equipment. We/I have been building Jeeps for the most part.
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    Re: Portable water changing station

    Post by reefer87 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:26 am

    It looks like you could tow that thing behind a jeep up some rugged trials. Looks nice and tough.

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