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Old 02-28-2012, 12:22 AM
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I actually used this site. the fittings were def. the most expensive part but I guess what you have to remember is that these fittings are NOT plumbing fittings they are construction PVC fittings not available at most home improvement stores. I paid 118 (but overbought, waiting on return info) plus about 80 for the rest of the supplies. PVC pipe cutter, weather stripping...
it was under 200 for everything.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:22 AM
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cool idea...thats a good amount of discs
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:54 AM
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I have no idea how these would work. I used nice thick stripping to pad the piping so hopefully we'll be good
Cut the tubes into 24" lengths, and then cut them in half through the cross-section, so you have 24"-long half-round C shapes. Mount the half-round shapes on the long cross-beams of your PVC frame. I figure the easiest way would be to tape or glue the 24" front edge of the half-round to the front cross-beam of each shelf, and let it rest on the back of the frame by gravity, or glue it down in a couple of spots if you like. This would form a sort of "lazy c" shape with the C reclining on its back somewhat. Then you could add padding to the inside of the half-round, or even fancier, fashion slots to slide the discs into.

The possible advantage of this would be to offer even better protection of the discs' edges by distributing their weight across the entire half-round instead of on two points of their edges where they rest on the pipes. It may be that your padding is sufficient, or that the half-rounds wouldn't be as attractive visually, but it's an idea I might try if I were working on such a project.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:24 AM
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Yeah...I understand what they are and how they're different...just was guessing that a shelf like that might be put together for about half of that cost or a bit more if standard plumbing fittings were used. Except for a nicer appearance, the tapered edges on the fittings you got aren't really any better or worse (that UV talk is mostly bunk for straight pvc unless it's 100% weather exposed....cpvc on the other hand will crack pretty fast no matter what). Just thought I'd ask...thinking of making something similar, but I'll price it out at the building supply first. btw, I appreciate you taking the care to store the discs for sale in the best possible way...nice touch in your plastic bins using the support noodles on the bottom. Great idea!
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:53 PM
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moved some pictures around in photobucket, so, I'm reposting these from their permanent position.


all done, without padding or discs


the "weather stripping" I used


the rails are padded


done and loaded!
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:46 PM
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I have a question on the fittings. I've never used the company you did but I'm very familiar with sch. 40 pvc fittings. What would you say are different about these fittings?

ps-- that sucker is SWEEEEEET!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:36 PM
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more polished look and they are CPVC fittings, construction grade pvc... a little more brittle than that used to bury in the ground or that used for plumbing but for this use they are perfect!
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I used a Proto Groove for mine

The points of the star line up perfectly for 12, 3, 6 and 9
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