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Re: Coretex lids was RE: riccia fluvitans as anti-jumping device?
Acrylic and Plexi are the same stuff; they warp when wet on one side. Many
of the light covers for ceilings are polycarbonate, tho, and make pretty
They are much stiffer, even if quite thin, than acrylic. OK for up to 10G or
>From: George & Melanie <caraway at erienet_net>
>Reply-To: killietalk at aka_org
>To: killietalk at aka_org
>Subject: Re: Coretex lids was RE: riccia fluvitans as anti-jumping device?
>Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 16:41:29 -0400
>I have tried the acrylic used for suspended ceilings and found it way to
>flimsey for any span. I had some older pieces that were much more ridgid,
>but everything I see now in stores is much thinner.
>John Hoernig wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Another material for lids -
> > plastic light difusers sold at any hardware store...acrylic I think.
> > The ones for drop ceilings.
> > I'm sure if you look... you'll find clear thin ones...
> > Cracked Ice is the pattern I buy from Menards or Home Depot.
> > They usually run about 3.50 for the 2' X 4' sheets.
> > Cuts with utility knife or fine toothed band saw, and drills easily.
> > I use them on spans up to 18" X 36". No warping over time like
> > plexiglas.
> > Instead of hinging... cut a small 1" feed hole about 1.5" back of
> > front center.
> > John Hoernig
> > AKA Member
> > Hebron, IN
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