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    Quote Originally Posted by bleeth View Post
    Your idea could work, but likely the inner reflector, which could act as a heat sink, increasing the temp in the space between it and the mdf more than it would otherwise.
    I would leave that part out.
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    I was thinking of making a open face, open top box out of wood frame and using plastic lattice work? Will that look cheesy?
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    Very Cheesy. And plastic lattice is PVC with a pretty low melt point.

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    I have some pvc water lines fairly close and they actually don't even get warm. I would have made it tall enough so that would not have been a factor, but your opinion on the cheesy factor only confirms my thoughts too. If you can think of some other material that might work, please let me know. If i had access to my shopbot i could get some 1/4" corian and cut it...
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    Check out this link and go with your favorite!
    https://www.amazon.com/radiator-grat...diator%20grate

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    Cheaper/Easier to just buy them and be done with it.
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    Brady Have you ever known Jack to do something the easy way

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    My post got edited by a ghost!
    Deleted: Not cheesy = not cheap

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    Here is the problem. I need about 200 feet of this stuff. So Brady, and Dave and "begrudgingly" Mark are all right. HOWEVER, in my defense i'll say...this is why we have shopbots and are creative because we figure we can make something better, faster, cheaper. Sometimes after lots of questions, research, trial and error you find out that when someone says "Cheaper/Easier to just buy them" he's probably right......(grrrr!)
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    So I stopped into the paint store and asked about a gallon. Got a price. Asked about 5 gallons. Got a SLIGHTLY lower price per gallon.
    10'----200'. They both equal design time plus materials plus overhead plus profit. Not all that much cheaper per section after the first few.

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