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Old 12-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #31
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The FRP was actually given to me from as left-over from a job. It is pebbled on one side. I used the smooth side (back) as the inside of the hood thinking that condensation would be more apt to travel down to the drip channel.

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Old 02-23-2014, 05:20 AM   #32
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FRP is also know as Marlite as a brand name of Masonite.

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Great build! I might have to try this!

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:10 PM   #34
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I followed same design with good success.



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Went with a pretty similar design. Tried to keep things as ultralight as possible (semi-permanant setup on the cheap), so I went without the wooden 1/2 circle end pieces. Seam is epoxied between FRP parts. 6' L, 2.5' W, 1' H due to super low ceilings.

Finally brewed with this setup for the first time today...still some bugs to iron out (J-trays and exhaust drains are needed...leaks...LEAKS EVERYWHEEREEE). Working on a 'clean' design solution.

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Sweet!

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What is, or what do you think is, the smallest diameter FRP would bend to before breaking or unreasonably stressing, cracking, or otherwise going to pot?

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So I built a similar version, but wanted to vent out the back and not the side. So I just made a triangle instead of a semi-circle. I had to cut the FRP and tape the seams (didn't do a great job, but it works). It's an option for those who want a slightly different but equally cheap design.

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What is, or what do you think is, the smallest diameter FRP would bend to before breaking or unreasonably stressing, cracking, or otherwise going to pot?
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I have a sheet rolled up in the garage that is probably 2 ft. diameter from the 8 ft. side of a 4x8 sheet. However, I don't know if there is a direction to the fibers that would prevent you from making that tight of a diameter along the 4 ft. side...
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Went with a pretty similar design. Tried to keep things as ultralight as possible (semi-permanant setup on the cheap), so I went without the wooden 1/2 circle end pieces. Seam is epoxied between FRP parts. 6' L, 2.5' W, 1' H due to super low ceilings.

Finally brewed with this setup for the first time today...still some bugs to iron out (J-trays and exhaust drains are needed...leaks...LEAKS EVERYWHEEREEE). Working on a 'clean' design solution.

Liquid leaks or exhaust leaks? Either way some silicon seal would probably fix it.
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