DIY ADA 60 cabinet

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  1. Ivan
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    final result

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    Great stuff Ivan! Really awesome skills you have there mate!
     
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    Thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    very cool man!
     
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    great looking cabinets! make me wanna setup another tank haha
     
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    Very cool indeed Ivan!!

    Can i place my order so long? :p
     
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    Yes orders will be piling up want a 1200mm stand!
     
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    as said on Richards thread, absolutly neat. fantastic work
     
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    thanks guys, my next order is a 120F. so will start it when i get some time off.
     
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    Okay so my newest and most probably the last creation is a replica of the cabinet i built for Roxi_B4b3 for her ADA 60P and then just a few pics of all my previous cabinets for laughs.

    120F
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    60P x 2
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    60P
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    And then the latest one being built
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    good stuff Ivan but you forgot your own 1.2 cabinet :evil6:
     
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    oeps. yea forgot about the one that started all these builds.
    im just glad i could build these for good friends.
     
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    And then the one that started it all
    my own 4ft cabinet
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    Very nice Ivan
     
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    Thanks :occasion14:
     
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    nice Ivan :) too bad you didnt take this up as a side job..your cabinets are awesome!!
     
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    Thanks bud.
     
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    So the last one went out on Sunday. Built in multi-plug, LED light, adjustable feet and a soft close door.
    All in all i'm glad at how the product turned out. Owner of this cabinet also looked very happy. :hello2:

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    Epic!! well done!
     
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    Really nice Ivan. I like the lights inside, good plan that.
    I was thinking of a light inside mine and came up with a simple plan to switch the light on automatically as the door opens, using a 220vac magnetic read switch:

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    If you can't find one, you can use the normal magnetic window alarm switch, but you will have to wire it up to a 220v relay, as it wont handle the current directly drawn by the LED's. I'll pm you the wiring diagram for this if needed.

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    The other alternative is to go to a fridge repair shop and buy an internal fridge door switch. It looks similar to this:

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    You'll need a small plastic box to mount it into and to keep fingers away from direct 220v exposure and then just screw the box onto the inside of the cabinet in a position that allows the door to push the leaver in, switching the light off.
     
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