home made lighting stand's hints & tips

Discussion in 'Completed DIY Projects' started by Mark Evans, 21 May 2009.

  1. Themuleous

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    Re: saintly's home made lighting stand

    Nice work guys :)

    Sam
     
  2. Lisa_Perry75

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    Re: saintly's home made lighting stand

    How did you get the bend in the pipe Dan?
     
  3. Joecoral

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    Re: saintly's home made lighting stand

    I'm going to hazard a guess he used a pipe bender
     
  4. Mark Evans

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    Re: saintly's home made lighting stand

    i've changed the title folks 8)
     
  5. Dan Crawford

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    Re: saintly's home made lighting stand

    My old mans a plumber so he did it for me using a pipe bender.
     
  6. Lisa_Perry75

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    Re: dan's home made lighting stand

    Cheers for letting us know, I thought it must've been something like that...
     
  7. Graeme Edwards

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    Re: dan's home made lighting stand

    One of these would do it.
    http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/lrg ... l&ts=49354

    Mark, can I ask what was your line of thinking to make it such a hight? My first instinct would be to have it just high enough. But i wondered what your thoughts are?
     
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    Re: dan's home made lighting stand

    Oh yeah, very similar, didnt see that. Sorry.
     
  10. Mark Evans

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    you may be aware, this stand carries my 60cm, which is only 36cm deep. I took this into consideration. firstly i've put 150w of MH lighting over a 60. I'm confident in my ability in growing plants, but not that confident.

    this is where the height comes into play. until i get stable conditions within my newly set up tank and find out where the "sweet spot" is for the MH lamp, then I'll cut the vertical tubes to height. i don't want it to be too low and have to buy new supports in the future. MH lighting is new territory for me.

    i've changed the title so it more a public post where anyone can add there points of view. :D
     
  11. Graeme Edwards

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    Nice one, makes perfect sense Mark.
     
  12. samc

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    iv made a light stand for mine the other day with my pipe bender and have used copper and primed and painted it i might post a pic of it later if any1 is interested

    oh and im a plumber so the bending is alright for me but if any1 wants a go i can tell you how. as if your using one piece you need to get the bends centre
     
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    I'm going to be putting together a very similar stand soon :) Bought most of the bits, just need chrome tubing and some 15mm plastic tubing to complete the parts list.

    I've stickied this as I think it's awesome :thumbup:
     
  15. sanj

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    Doh! if i only saw this a couple of months ago. Although i did see Jason Baliban's DIY job which is what I used to show the metal worker what i wanted. Hmm... could have done it myself.
     
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    Thanks guys I was with eddy and was just About to fork out on an ADA stand but you guys and this website is saving me ALOT of money cheers !
     
  18. Iain Sutherland

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    reviving an old thread...

    so i wanted to do this with 22mm chrome copper, went to the builders merchants and for 2 x 2m chrome pipe and 2 x 90 bends the bill was £86!!!! This is with a trade account discount!! Copper is crazy price now.
    Had a second plan of 10mm steel rod bent to size, went to the ironmonger and bought it for £37, hung the halide only for it to bow in the middle which looked crappy...
    So went with the naturalaquario.com 90cm at a cost of 80 euros :)

    Think if you still want to DIY it then wardrobe rail is a possibility if you can get the bends figured out.... maybe this is what mark used originally????
     
  19. Stu Worrall

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    thats a realy good price for the NA. let us know how it goes if it it gets here ok. I think the stainless one I had made was about 80 quid in the end but the fittings were made for earthquakes!

    heres mine

    http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=7816
     

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