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Need some idea with a water tower

Post by mymodeltrain » Wed Mar 08, 2023 7:45 pm

I am building a water tower for my department's art show, which will be next month. This is my own design idea. The water tank is made of PVC material and the rest of the frame is made of metal pipes. I got all the raw materials from Home Depot. But I feel that I need a safeguard fence surrounding the water tank but I have no idea how to start with. Please let me know your suggestions.
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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by philipy » Wed Mar 08, 2023 8:22 pm

In keeping with the Home Depot repurposed materials theme, how about getting some square metal mesh of a suitable size ( garden mesh, or even a barbeque grid) and cuttting a strip which you then wrap around the gallery level of your water tower?

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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by mymodeltrain » Wed Mar 08, 2023 10:45 pm

philipy wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2023 8:22 pm
In keeping with the Home Depot repurposed materials theme, how about getting some square metal mesh of a suitable size ( garden mesh, or even a barbeque grid) and cuttting a strip which you then wrap around the gallery level of your water tower?
That's a good idea; I will walk around Home Depot this weekend to find square mesh with the appropriate size. I prefer they are thick enough so they don't make scratches like sharp needles.

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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sat Mar 11, 2023 5:38 am

Quite like that water tower. Looks sturdy too, can't go wrong. 8)
I was also gonna say something like snake mesh. I used some for a railing around a mill chimney years ago, I just cut out every other square with side cutters and cleaned up the burrs with a dremel.
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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by philipy » Sat Mar 11, 2023 6:31 am

Aaron, that's exactly what I had in mind with my suggestion.

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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by mymodeltrain » Sat Mar 11, 2023 10:00 pm

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2023 5:38 am
Quite like that water tower. Looks sturdy too, can't go wrong. 8)
I was also gonna say something like snake mesh. I used some for a railing around a mill chimney years ago, I just cut out every other square with side cutters and cleaned up the burrs with a dremel.
20431294_1654345477955768_310981062992806686_n.jpg
Thanks for sharing the photo, I am going to go to Home Depot now to search for that type of mesh.

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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by mymodeltrain » Sun Mar 19, 2023 2:59 am

mymodeltrain wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2023 7:45 pm
I am building a water tower for my department's art show, which will be next month. This is my own design idea. The water tank is made of PVC material and the rest of the frame is made of metal pipes. I got all the raw materials from Home Depot. But I feel that I need a safeguard fence surrounding the water tank but I have no idea how to start with. Please let me know your suggestions.
Thanks.
Water tower.jpg
I completed the work now, aside from the fence I also installed the brass ladders. Thanks all for your help.
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Water tower1_2023.jpg

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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by philipy » Sun Mar 19, 2023 6:20 am

Well done, that looks exactly right to me.

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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by ge_rik » Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:43 am

philipy wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2023 6:20 am
Well done, that looks exactly right to me.
Yes - even to the colour!

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Re: Need some idea with a water tower

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun Mar 19, 2023 12:12 pm

Those ladders top it off perfectly, too.
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