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    Thread: New QT Tank Build

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      Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
      Yes, but your top plates over lap, and I would not have divided up the wall into two sections stacked on top of each other but that doesn't weaken it as much on such a small structure.
      My top plates overlap as well ... as mentioned, I haven't put 'em on yet.

      Interesting to not divide it up ... the other way I considered doing it was not to divide it and use x2 2x6" boards glued and screwed together for each vert support .... I didn't think it mattered much, and this was a bit easier as I could build in my garage w/ all my tools and carry out to its destination by myself.
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      I just built the corners up and since I had a few extra long lag screws lying around, I used them. I also started putting the wire lathe on ... ran out of time for today. Looking at the picture I notice my eye didn't do a great job of tracking a straight horizontal line w/ that middle row of washer based screws ... not sure what that's all about beyond "rushing!" lol.

      It doesn't matter, they will be beneath mortar.

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      I got nothing accomplished today other than ordering bulkheads. Tomorrow I intend to install bulkheads, throw a layer of sand down the bottom, foam the sides and if there's time get the liner in place.
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      Is your outside? Are you going to put a roof over it?

      Here are some threads from way back in the archives. If you search for the user koivalley you will probably find more he built several of them.

      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showt...d-9&highlight=

      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showt...-10&highlight=

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      Ya outside and yep - it will be covered.

      I've read Karl's threads a bazillion times over the years looking at his builds

      It's why I :

      1. chose the horizontal spine
      2. remembered to offset a vertical on the long sides to give extra binding strength to the 5x3 sheets of cement board (i've made this mistake so many times and it's annoying)
      3. overlapped the 2x6 horizontal members in the way I did

      I didn't:
      1. use plywood in between the 2x6"boards
      2. Make the verticals out of 2x6" boards sandwiching plywood
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      I got some stuff done today:

      1. 1/2" foam around three sides, masonry paper around the back (no foam) and about 1" of sand in the bottom.. The painters tape is just holding the foam in place until the liner is in. It's super windy.

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      2. the masonry paper I just had lying around from a previous project. I used it simply because it's a bit slippery and I thought it might make the liner easier to manipulate. The reason there's no foam on that back side is because that's where the bulkheads will be. You can see x4 bulkhead holes. The two on the lower mid-right are the retro drain and airline. The one on the far-right is the no-niche skimmer, and the one on the left is a simple underwater return and / or intake that i'm plumbing now as an insurance policy.

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      3. finally - liner. I just sort of got it in place, must feed kids and then beg of DW to help me fold hospital corners tomorrow.

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      It rained on and off today ... so I didn't get too much done. But DW and I did what we could with the folds and I got the bulkheads in.

      The folds were really hard. The tank dimensions after all said and done landed with the short side (width) being 40" and the height being 36". It just creates a ton of liner that needs to be folded ...

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      Some closer pics of the bulkheads. This one is in the lower left, it's an underwater return ...

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      The two larger ones below are bottom drain (left) and no-niche skimmer (right), the smaller is the air line for the bottom drain.

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      Retro drain and skimmer came today, so was able to get them plumbed in. Filled the retro drain with sand, an additionally, I added a bead of silicone around all the interior bulkhead joints in addition to the silicon gasket that came w/ the bulkhead.

      The skimmer is a bit lower than I intended, I may have to raise that by a bit, we'll see.

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      These bulkhead fittings worked well from an installation standpoint, very smooth, pretty sturdy.

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