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    Home made workstand

    Built a work stand for the X Maxx out of 3/4 PVC.

    2= Pre cut "pressure" sections (curved pieces)
    4= 7 and 3/4 inch cross members
    4= 7 inch uprights
    8= elbows
    4= Tee's
    4= 2 in pieces to connect elbows to T sections

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    Last edited by tankinfrank; 01-17-2016 at 09:25 AM. Reason: pic size to big

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    Pics or it didn't happen lol

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    Copying this idea, Sir! Does the pvc come in that color? If not, which spray paint did you use?

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    awesome im getting the pvc out of my work van right now

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    Very very nice!! I have a block of wood I was going to use when I get mine.... But this beats that idea haha!

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    Great idea think I'm going to have to make one of these too.

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    Very Nice setup. Looks pretty stable with the truck on it also.
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    FYI Those are called low profile "p-traps" for anyone glum to buy them at a big box store.
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    Thanks for that was wondering what they were called.
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    I went to the local Home Depot, Lowes & just now a specialty plumbing/electrical outfit with no luck in finding those "P-traps", Pressure pieces.

    Help a brother out?

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    Could also just heat up a piece of pvc and shape it if you cant find the low pro p-traps.
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    From Lowes

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_370569-58421...ductId=3497326

    Lowes Item No. 370569 / Model # 488-007

    Mueller Streamline 3/4-in Dia PVC Sch 40 Condensate Trap
    Last edited by MeLikeBash; 01-20-2016 at 09:04 PM.

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    Wow, their sales associate & I must be blind. I showed a picture & everything at both places. Although I was not impressed with either one.

    I had planned on going to the 3rd place. I emailed them a pic but we were gonna build something out of 90's.


    Thank you very much Mr. MeLike!..you too tfank.
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    Nice stand I think I'll copy you and build one. I went to Lowes on line and all the stores in my area are out of the curved condensate pipes. So I went online to Home Depot and found this and they are in stock at my local store. Thanks TankinFrank for sharing. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Charlotte...00HD/204837401
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    You guys are trying to make a liar out of me, lol.

    I tried beveled, bent, 45 degree angled, V, even Y when searching before heading to the stores.

    I struggle to come up with the correct words, remnants of a couple strokes. All it took was "curved", lol.

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    I like that cool idea. What did you paint it with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICK57 View Post
    Nice stand I think I'll copy you and build one. I went to Lowes on line and all the stores in my area are out of the curved condensate pipes. So I went online to Home Depot and found this and they are in stock at my local store. Thanks TankinFrank for sharing. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Charlotte...00HD/204837401
    FORGET using the home depot pipe. the curve in the pipe is not deep enough. Guess I'll have to order the one from Lowes.
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    Well that didn't happen either. Turns out in talking with Lowe's they have 0 in the entire country and it appears the pipe has been recalled. Looked on Google and no one else has it that I can find. So I can buy some more elbows and try and plumb it so it works or if anyone has a better solution I am all ears.
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    Go to a decent sized plumbing supply store and ask for an in-line condensate trap. Bring your Lowes picture and description with you just in case, they will have them. I got mine for $0.99 each. It is a common part used in the installation of Air Conditioners.

    They are available on Amazon for $3 plus shipping if you look hard enough too.

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    How is your stand working out stability wise? I have seen some designs for a spartan boat which would work to support the centre of the truck and keep it stable and maybe add some foam.

    Any other good stand ideas out there?

    Mine currently sits on a cardboard box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICK57 View Post
    Well that didn't happen either. Turns out in talking with Lowe's they have 0 in the entire country and it appears the pipe has been recalled. Looked on Google and no one else has it that I can find. So I can buy some more elbows and try and plumb it so it works or if anyone has a better solution I am all ears.


    I'm not positive since the box was up on the top shelf but I could have sworn I heard the H D guy say the reason it was missed the 1st time I was in there was cause the box was new?

    If y'all would like, I can run back up there & buy several more for ya'?


    And if anyone wants to take a pic of the stand along make sure you take this pic as well. The people working with me had a heck of a time figuring out exactly what I needed. Imo, they couldn't envision the piece by itself.



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    I like your stand, and I think it will be a whole lot lighter than using wood. The only thing for me is, I think I will make mine where my wheels are closer to the ground. Thanks for sharing your idea.
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