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Old 02-15-2011, 02:32 PM   #11
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Is there a cheap fan you'd recommend? I don't really have one laying around >_> and they're still cheaper than buying a plate.
Then I've got a 1 gal jug I use for starters, would this be acceptable on the plate?
And finally, would I need a case or could I get away with gluing the fan to thin sheet of plastic(I'm thinking a hunk of a CD case)
Lot of folks take one out of an old computer, it is a case fan. I bought one new at a local computer shop this one.

As far as a gallon jug, I think some people have used jugs like that, the flatter the bottom the better though. I really need to get a pic up of my alternate container which is a flower vase.

As long as there is space between the plastic and the magnet so the magnet is not rubbing against the plastic. SeaBee John did one where he just used a fan guard with the center cut out.

 
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:33 PM   #12
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great design,

where did the magnet come from?
Ripped from an old computer hard drive.

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:15 PM   #13
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Ok, I'm in the process of building one of these, but have a major question/issue. My hard drive magnets are stuck to two steel plates. I tried to pry them off. They must be glued. How have others removed the magnets from the holders?

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:30 PM   #14
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Grab both ends of the metal (not the magnet) with pliers and slowly bend, generally the magnet will just pop right off.

 
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:45 AM   #15
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Ok, I'm in the process of building one of these, but have a major question/issue. My hard drive magnets are stuck to two steel plates. I tried to pry them off. They must be glued. How have others removed the magnets from the holders?
Toughen up just a little bit cupcake, I used a pair of needle nose pliers to get mine off.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:19 PM   #16
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Toughen up just a little bit cupcake, I used a pair of needle nose pliers to get mine off.
nice! i'm gonna put this as my sig, and hope people take it out of context
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I'm getting ingredients in the mail today, and I can't even taste my beer yet. What should I do?
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I would make a yeast starter, and pitch it into your mailbox.

 
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #17
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nice! i'm gonna put this as my sig, and hope people take it out of context
awesome!!!
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:56 PM   #18
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nice! I'm gonna put this as my sig, and hope people take it out of context
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #19
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Toughen up just a little bit cupcake, I used a pair of needle nose pliers to get mine off.
nice! i'm gonna put this as my sig, and hope people take it out of context
Well played!

 
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:06 PM   #20
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nice! i'm gonna put this as my sig, and hope people take it out of context
Why I'm honored Sir!
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