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OK guys i need some help. i would like to make a resivor that is clear it can be from a container or made from plexiglass. The pump wont go in it however i will need to put in a input at the top as well as a screw on lid for adding water and additive and and out put at the bottom. The catch is that at the bottom i want to make a channel that the water has to go through . There i will add the heatsinks that i will attach to a peltier and have outside case cooling on the othere side. any ideas of what i might use for a container and if not how to put the plexiglass together so tht it water tight.
08-20-01, 02:38 AM
I can't think offhand of any ready-made containers that would be nearly as clear as perspex - tupperware certainly won't do the job here! I'd make your own one out of perspex like I did (I think you've seen the thread, I'm sure I remember you posting in it), that way not only is it perfectly clear but you can make it the exact shape you want to fit whatever space you have available.
My one piece of advice after my experiences building mine is to try and make sure all pieces are cut perfectly square, with nice straight edges. If you have a table say (dunno how easily that would cut perspex) that shouldn't be too hard, but with any cuts by hand (saw, jigsaw), it's gonna be harder to square them up. It's worth spending a lot of time getting it right before you glue it all together though, as it'll make it much less likely that you'll end up with leaks. I had a few tiny gaps at the edges where my pieces weren't quite square - I thought I'd done a damn good job, you couldn't even fit a knife blade through them but of course water still made it through. If you do have any leaks as well make sure that the whole reservoir is completely dry before trying to repair it. I think there was probably still a little bit of water where I was trying to repair my leaks, which prevented the silicone sealant adhering properly and doing it's job. Patience is key - don't rush to get it done and you'll be fine :)
yeah i remember yours thanks for the advice
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