New Enclosure Vent locations

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    dezza09 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thats what I figured Troyster, just gotta get the time to get to a hardware store for a look, cheers
     
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    You have inspired me to build one myself! Looks awesome! :)
     
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    Its really quite easy, I'm always on the lookout for cabinets to convert now.
     
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    Anyone know what these things would be called? I'm trying to hunt for a few pictures to give me ideas until I can get to a decent hardware store.
     
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    Im converting a white melamine bathroom vanity unit (minus the sink top, doors and dividers) into my new dragon mansion. When put on its side, it will measure 1200L x 680W x 480 H...perfect measurements for 2-3 adults apparently.

    I got them for $5 each brand new still in their original boxes..

    I have a spare one too if anyone wants it :)
     
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    Hey dezza looking good man!
    i will use the stainless steel strains in my enclosure i am building but mines a alot bigger then yours.
    i was wondering where u got that slide front door and does the provider have a selection of sizes and thickness

    i need a slide door for this bad boy
    UNIT 002.jpg

    TV whole size is 1000 x 700
     
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    It came with the glass and everything already in it as it was someones old kitchen cabinet, so I got lucky

    however the previous one I converted didn't have the original glass so I had to measure and order it from a local hardware store cut to size and with opening grips cost me about $120.
     
  8. That thing is wicked cool.
     
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    oscar.jpg
    My Nephew Oscar tests out the enclosure for escapabilty....Wrong Oscar though as the Bredli going into this cage is also named Oscar.

    Working on the electrical side today
     
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    WOO HOO!!

    Electrical done, Thermostat, fluros and heat installed, just watching the thermostat to make sure its regulating fine

    will post a few photos tomorrow when its daylight.
     
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    sorry to hijack your thread, but what are peoples opinions on putting vents on the back, then placing the enclosure against a wall- effectively making the vents almost useless.
     
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    I always leave about 10 cms behind mine...plenty of space for air
     
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    Your vents should be high on the hot end and low on the cool end so you get convection currents to make air flow through the enclosure.
    100mm speaker covers work well as vents,I buy them from jaycar.
     
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