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parabolic reflector

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View PostJoint hogger, on 23 March 2011 - 09:48 PM, said:

dt

ive seen it done both ways but i didnt realize that the reflector is slightly larger with the plates fitted

to the top of the centre piece like the way i did it.

so how did you get on with it dt ?

took apart and rebuilt today, sits lots better with plates fitted under the center piece, the plates dont ben in the corners at the bolt holes and less light gap :king:

How many threads are there about how to build this ? :rofl:

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How many threads are there about how to build this ? :rofl:

too many, but thats because they refuse to put instructions in something and then give it to a "herb smoker" to build :smoke::hippy::smokin:

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View PostJoint hogger, on 23 March 2011 - 09:48 PM, said:

dt

ive seen it done both ways but i didnt realize that the reflector is slightly larger with the plates fitted

to the top of the centre piece like the way i did it.

so how did you get on with it dt ?

took apart and rebuilt today, sits lots better with plates fitted under the center piece, the plates dont ben in the corners at the bolt holes and less light gap :king:

indeed, i 2nd that :skin_up:

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Thank you JOINTHOGGER the pictorial description was a blessing. I am lucky enough to have enough space to hang my reflector and it helped loads!post-58228-0-25483000-1302693481_thumb.jpgpost-58228-0-03508700-1302693518_thumb.jpg

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Nice guide JOINTHOGGER heard it was a little tricky to put together.

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as title i found it realy difficult to support heavy bud under my para as yo yo,s don,t work. Heres my solution i loosen the bolt nearest to the bud wrap plant tie round it nip the bolt up and now support the bud with mi para if it gets too heavy at one side i drape hanging chain at the opposite side to balance it up

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hehe i'm just taken one too pieces . have to say its a lot easier than putting it together :stoned:

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lol, wish I'd thought to check here a few days ago, I just assembled a 120cm one, no instructions at all, and of course also quite bulky to assemble single handedly, especially if you have short arms!

Also very fiddly as the bolts used are barely long enough to fit into the holes and keep there while the thing's being bent into shape. Pleased to report it was worth the effort as light is now much intense yet even throughout the space.

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I just got one of these from greens today, looks simple enough but some of the bolt holes don't line up on mine, at the point where they connect to the octagon thing.

Is this a fault, should I get the drill out? or am I supposed to bend it so they fit?

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I just got one of these from greens today, looks simple enough but some of the bolt holes don't line up on mine, at the point where they connect to the octagon thing.

Is this a fault, should I get the drill out? or am I supposed to bend it so they fit?

Yes, it does need to bend into shape for the screw holes to line up.

Try bending it & putting the bolts through, but not tightening them until its all together & you are sure its all right.

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Do it panel by panel, putting every bolt in before starting the next panel.

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Thanks :)

Got it sorted eventually, would have been easier with another person there to hold it in place. Can't wait to get it hung :)

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The joys of the parabolic. I remember it took me hours first time lol.

Bit heavy they are but the best iv used.

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this is how you lay out the bits & when your bolting the petals together, you over lap them on the one side when fixing them together

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TIP ? Put the nuts, bolts etc into "segment go under the plate" the top plate, then hang it up to finish putting the others in. I,ve done 2 and hanging it is much easyer to work with. The best £ for £ reflector imo atb CR

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as title i found it realy difficult to support heavy bud under my para as yo yo,s don,t work. Heres my solution i loosen the bolt nearest to the bud wrap plant tie round it nip the bolt up and now support the bud with mi para if it gets too heavy at one side i drape hanging chain at the opposite side to balance it up

Try some fishing nylon 40/50 lbs strung under the para ;) it,s perfect for holding yoyo,s CR

I could hardly believe the difrence a reflector can make, a big thanks to all who recomended them to me back in november, i,ve recently got another one for my veg tent. lol CR

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