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Old 23-01-2013, 09:23 AM
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Cool

IMO you need ventilation to prevent condensation
get one of these flues ....
http://caravansplus.com.au/catalog/p...oducts_id=3363

There's cheaper galv ones at "B's"
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Old 23-01-2013, 09:34 AM
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Good idea
The only drawback is, the water tank can't be used any more after installation of this gadget as water tank.
I will think about it .... I still need to see how well the current setup behaves in terms of condensation (so far so good - but it is pretty dry recently, so the situation may change in the future).
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Do you happen to have the plans for the adapter plate by chance?
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Do you happen to have the plans for the adapter plate by chance?
It was posted on th eforum some time ago..
I wil have a look at home
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Do you happen to have the plans for the adapter plate by chance?
Have a look here:
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=52950
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Thanks very much mate.
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Michael, Bojans idea makes me think immediately of a couple of other things.

1. We have a decent sized black plastic garden compost bin (cheap as, from Bunnings) which would fit over a pier, the attraction being the open bottom is wider than the top and it has a convex plastic lid that will keep water out, and twists off. A bit hard to tell from Bojans pic but I'm fairly sure the compost bin is wider than the thing Bojan tried.

2. Got a spare wheelie bin ? Take the lid off, and upend it. Possibly rather heavy though.
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Old 14-05-2019, 07:17 AM
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Nick,
my mount cover is just a bit wider than EQ6 mount (with counterweight shaft retracted and DEC in horizontal position, suspended with wooden stick), that means ~40-50cm.
When I was finishing my pier, this water tank was the only suitable option at Bunnings (it is not available any more).
Compost bin you are mentioning may be a better option for smaller OTA.

It is ~10 min job to attach the scope counterweight and C11 and be ready to go for the task.
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