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Old 11-03-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Any reason why I should choose a plastic toolbox for my portable RIMS system instead of a metal one?

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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I guess a plastic tool box is just one less thing to ground and/or worry about? Plus the rust factor comes to mind.

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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Plastic is SO much easier to work with. I've made several plastic toolbox gadgets. And one metal one (ugh).

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Old 11-03-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
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But the bling...

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #5
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But the bling...
Well you could always Bedazzle it....
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:32 PM   #6
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I made mine in a red metal roofing toolbox I got for Christmas when I was about 12.

Never became a roofer, but it made a great RIMS box!

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Old 11-07-2011, 03:11 AM   #7
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Mine is in a .50 cal can. Cheap, tough & readily available.
Nice flat sides for pump mounting.

Just a thought.

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Old 11-07-2011, 03:22 AM   #8
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I have seriously considered mounting my pump in a .50 cal can.

What did you use to cut the holes out?

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Old 11-07-2011, 04:11 AM   #9
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I happened to have a bi-metal holesaw that a buddy and I used to de-baffle his motorcycle.

However, you don't need anything that big, really, assuming you are using the March pump. IIRC, you need unremarkable small bits for the screws, and something in the 1" range for the "dimple" where the center shaft goes through.

I've got the pump, a PID, a contactor (used as a saftey, no current to pump=no current to the heater) a fan that I still haven't hooked up, I forget what else. No SSR, as my element is only 200w, which the PID can pass through itself in relay mode.

If all you're putting in yours is a pump, it's a cakewalk.

My biggest recommendation is to mount the pump HIGH as you can. I'm going to do mine again, with the pump up as high as I can get it. Otherwise, you have the issue I have now, that the connectors for the hose on the bottom of the pump reach lower than the can itself. I just sit mine on another can in the meantime, but it would be nice not to have to.

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Well, I need more than just the hole for the pump shaft. I also need to mount a switch and some power connectors.

I do have a Dremel with a diamond cutting wheel...seems like that could potentially work, albeit very slowly.

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