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DIY flow hood dust guard material and joining questions
    #26421579 - 01/07/20 07:41 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Looking for dust cover/walls for the workspace around my DIY flow hood and work area. I’m concerned about the material getting permanently foggy from chemicals used for sanitization. Which material would be best for this purpose? I’d rather not use glass. I’m looking at acrylic plexiglass, polycarbonate etc... Also, what’s the best way to join the materials edges? Superglue, caulk etc... I’m looking for somethings that’s going to last a while.


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Re: DIY flow hood dust guard material and joining questions [Re: 2600MHz]
    #26446702 - 01/22/20 06:23 PM (1 year, 2 months ago)

Just don't use questionable sanitizers on your acrylic and you should be fine.

Look up acrylic crazing, be sure to find the correct adhesives.


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Re: DIY flow hood dust guard material and joining questions [Re: 2600MHz]
    #26453878 - 01/26/20 07:05 PM (1 year, 2 months ago)

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Looking for dust cover/walls for the workspace around my DIY flow hood and work area. I’m concerned about the material getting permanently foggy from chemicals used for sanitization. Which material would be best for this purpose? I’d rather not use glass. I’m looking at acrylic plexiglass, polycarbonate etc... Also, what’s the best way to join the materials edges? Superglue, caulk etc... I’m looking for somethings that’s going to last a while.




You'll use a solvent, when the two pieces are together (either butt joint or right angle) capillary action will suck it in. working with plex and lexan is easy peasy, cut just like wood on table saw ( i use fine tooth blade) if you have big gaps to fill, use some fine plexi dust and mix with the solvent to thicken. Thats how acrylic aquariums are made. Quick search on the web "joining plexiglass, welding plexiglass" ect will bring up a lot. Lexan is a little more expensive, its stronger but will hold up to different chemicals ect. Thats all that is used in factories for machine surrounds ect.


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Re: DIY flow hood dust guard material and joining questions [Re: 2600MHz]
    #26590424 - 04/10/20 09:54 AM (1 year, 12 days ago)

Hello! I would love to see any drawings or blue prints you may have! I'm trying to consider what to do for my next set up!


I would recommend using an aquarium silicon. This one comes highly recommended!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077GQM76W/?tag=8121-20

Hope this helps my friend!


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