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    • January 30, 2019 4:55 AM EST
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      Still kicking around what to do for a spout........

    • January 30, 2019 11:02 AM EST
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      Travis, when I did mine I used a piece of 1/2" cvpc pipe secured the top to a counter and attached a large pair of vice grips to the bottom then heated it with a heat gun and as I heated itwater tower spout began to stretch and taper, when it got about to the size I wanted I sprayed it with a water bottle to stop the reaction. then just cut it to length and section the end with left over pieces. later added evergreen strips and chain, worked great and I saved $10 from not buying one from evilbay, Bill

    • January 30, 2019 7:51 PM EST
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      for spouts i got from the garage next door some used spouts from half quart motoroil (or additives) bottles.

      they are tapered a bit more than waterspouts, but i think they will do.

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    • January 30, 2019 8:28 PM EST
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      I've rolled them from brass shim stock.

      If you can make a tapered dowel it helps prevent dents. Tin both edges and sweat them together. Running a pounce wheel on the outer edge can simulate rivets.

       

      edit to correct; tapered

      This post was edited by John Caughey at January 31, 2019 5:13 AM EST
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    • January 30, 2019 9:44 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      I've rolled them from brass shim stock.

      If you can make a taped dowel it helps prevent dents. Tin both edges and sweat them together. Running a pounce wheel on the outer edge can simulate rivets.

       

       

      Excellent information, thanks John

    • February 2, 2019 11:14 PM EST
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      Water tower project came to a abrupt halt tonite.... Band saw tire on the pulley flew apart the keeps the blade tracking true....... So I will finish what I can and go from there. Need it to build the roof and cap...

      This post was edited by Travis Dague at February 2, 2019 11:14 PM EST
    • February 3, 2019 11:52 AM EST
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      Oh man, that's too bad. I was lucky my tires went bad before breaking.

      I like these folks and really like their resawing blades.

      https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/bandsaws-and-bandsawaccessories.aspx

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    • February 3, 2019 12:31 PM EST
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      found a pair of tires for band saw last nite on Amazon. Also gonna replace the bearings while it is apart.... Parts wont be here til next Thursday . Oh well, always fun watching you guys build along....

    • February 3, 2019 5:56 PM EST
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      Well, Travis, I hate that. But I am still expecting and looking forward to seeing the tank finished 

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    • February 4, 2019 12:21 AM EST
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      Well I am temporarily back in the water tower business. I decided to go ahead and build the top with the stuff I had already cut before the band saw took a dump on me. Got the parts ordered but wont be here in time to get it repaired before this ends. So I will finish as much a possible and finish it after the challenge ends.. I will post pics a little bit later tonite.

    • February 4, 2019 8:46 AM EST
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      Shoot Travis, that blows... good luck with getting the parts.

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    • February 4, 2019 3:31 PM EST
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      So here is what I have done from last nite..... 

       Will post more later.........mow off to work for the day..

    • February 4, 2019 4:39 PM EST
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      Nice start on the top, Travis. 

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    • February 4, 2019 6:46 PM EST
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      Good choice on what you're drinking to stay hydrated..

      NO not the Titebond III glue...

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at February 4, 2019 6:49 PM EST
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    • February 5, 2019 4:18 AM EST
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      More photos of the roof soon to have shingles.....

       

      This project is not gonna be done by the deadline After starting a week late and working weekends. Just thought I would build along with you guys for fun. Always enjoy the stuff we all come up with...So when I can get time to cut the bottom to fill in the void where the roof over hangs then I can install the fascia. Then comes the shingles.......Thanks for checking in...

    • February 5, 2019 8:56 AM EST
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      Nicely done, Travis. 

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    • February 10, 2019 12:30 AM EST
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      Band saw parts came today.. Woo Hoo.. So now I am trying to get as much done as possible. Started the shingle roof. Should have it done tonite. Then onto more details...... Pics coming later.......

    • February 10, 2019 1:47 AM EST
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      Don't worry about pics until you need a break, we can wait a bit, if necessary!

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