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Pretty sure hou cant buy them, new ones we buy at work are led or candlebra base, I just love the fact that im doing this with "garbage" cause thats where this stuff was going
yeah I love to freecycle and I was thinking about checking out a scrap yard or something for some old exit signs like that.
I figured they didn't make them like that anymore.
I use Annie Chung noodle bowls for my cultures lol and I try to use anything I can instead of throwing it away.
Before I go to throw something away I ask myself can this be used for anything.
I hate throwing stuff away lol so I recycle as much as possible :D
 

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yeah I tried that haha but it didn't work too well so I decided to make a lip on the inside where the top of the rests to seal mine up good.
I kind used the same method with the tape tho.
I want to try this design you have tho cause I like the use of the window screen latches.

Can't wait to see more of this viv :)
 

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So, ran into a small problem I had gaps where the door butted up, I tied making a gasket by running silicone on the door and putting electric tape on the tank, let dry while butted up and pull tape. Still had some gaps, so I get fustrated and just siliconed it shut......and then today I cut it so it could open and voila nice, tight seal
yeah I was gonna try this but I was like well I don't wanna chance my viv not opening back up haha....this is what I came up with...
I just put tape on the back of the vent and just keep laying silicone till I got it to where the glass touched and then added a couple more layers and then smoothed it out real good and now I have a silicone lip and the top is sealed :)


as you can see in this pic it is a nice fit and you can see my pull....it is just a marble I spray painted black and siliconed it on there :cool:


not trying to hijack or anything just wanted to show ya my silicone lip design lol.

I can't wait to see more of your build :)
 
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Ed, for your next door gasket. Wrap your door with waxed paper. Lay in a nice bead of silicone around the lip in question. Close the door. Wait 24 hours. Carefully slice away enough of the waxed paper so that you can open the door. Peel off the waxed paper and Walla! You have a perfect gasket.
kinda what I did with mine but I used Grimm's electrical tape idea.
I have wondered about wax paper. thanks for the info I know you was talking to Ed but I learned from it as well lol
 

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I'm having trouble visualizing this: wrap it with the waxed paper, how?
with tape :p
You cover the door in wax paper so when you lay down your bead and then shut the door when it dries it whould bull away from the silicone.
I am about to post a vid on my thread that shows this method but I ude electrical tape and let it cure for the most part except for what was touching the tap and then just smoothed it out with a flat tool.
It will be HERE(<link) when I get done editing the vid. When I show off the viv and go to close it I take the camera around that lip and show the silicone seal I made.
Still working on the vid so keep checking back :D
 
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