Friday, 29 June 2018

Making a new grate - episode 214


I needed a replacement grate for my drain and I needed it quick. The property is getting an inspection tomorrow and I wanted to make sure the drain had a propper grate in place. I also wanted to make sure that the cats or other animals ended up falling in head first.
After looking around town I found that these are no longer made and I would need to make my own. With time ticking away I made this replacement with some PVC material I had on hand. It came out really well and should last for many years. I may even get carried away and make one from Aluminum.
While ideally I would have liked to 3d model the rate and add sloping sides time did not permit but I did manage to model it later on that evening and have provided the model here for anyone who wished to make their own.



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3D model
Saved as both Aspire crv3d and STL formats

http://bit.ly/2Kt2W7v


2D model
Saved as a DXF file

http://bit.ly/2MzQBMq