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Offline rsilver000

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« on: April 03, 2006, 09:19:24 PM »
Does anyone have plans for a ventilated telescoping top cover?
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 10:36:06 PM »
Sure.  Put two shingle shims under the inner cover.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2006, 02:02:26 PM »
I have used the shim technique in the past, but I figured that since I am firing up the woodworking tools this weekend that I could make a more permanent type structure.  I have seen covers with the shims attached but can't remember the configuration, spacing and size of the wood strips used.  Anyone have plans or even a picture of such a cover?
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2006, 02:57:58 PM »
Don't have plans, but there is a vented beehive cover patent here
http://robo.hydroville.com/v12/component/option,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,16/

You can design your own based on the info provided.
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Offline rsilver000

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2006, 05:25:00 PM »
That's perfect, thanks!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2006, 01:21:02 AM »
Have you really so hot in summer that you need that system?

http://www.wunderground.com/US/NY/Syracuse.html

We have here same temperature just now 0C.

Offline rsilver000

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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2006, 03:23:56 PM »
I'm going to use the cleat part of the system not the screened part.  Upstate NY is not exactly hot for most of the summer, but it does have its days.  I'll probably make the cleats removable so when the cooler weather comes I can take them off.  

Realistically, it will not take much time to make up the telescoping covers so if I get real ambitious I'll just make up a few with and without ventilation cleats.
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Offline Patrick

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006, 10:19:04 PM »
So what kinds of temperatures starts to warrant a ventilated cover?  I'm in Southern California and we can have weeks in the high 90's F  (32C) and days as hot as 105 F (40.5C).  At night it will cool down to around 56F (13C). Is that too cool for a vent?

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2006, 12:39:42 AM »
In south Alabama it gets around 90 starting in May and stays that way, just about day and night, until around October. Proping  the top cover and SBB help here.
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