With the polycarbonate to create a light but robust and durable design various uses. One such area is the creation of a shower enclosure made of polycarbonate.
The Manufacturers on the market offer different types of polycarbonate, which differ in size, color, line, parameters, wall thickness and number of cells. Between size and price polycarbonate there is a relationship.
Cell carbonate is produced in one width - 2.1 m. the Length can be 6 and 12 m, and the thickness - 4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 25, 32 and 35 mm.
Monolithic polycarbonate has a length of 2.05 m, width 6,05 m and in thickness from 2 to 6 mm at intervals of 1 mm 8 to 12 mm with an interval of 2 mm.
The sheets, having a thickness of 4-6 mm it is better not to use for outdoor use.
Price Dependence on the size of the polycarbonate may vary in different regions. The average price of polycarbonate, which has a 12-foot length with 4 mm thickness, is 3 500 RUB./sheet, and 10 mm thickness - 7 500 RUB./sheet. About 2 times lower than the cost for the 6-foot polycarbonate.
This material has low specific mass and high strength.
The Sheets can be easily cut and bent to give them the necessary forms.
Polycarbonate can be used as a material for walls and roofing material.
It can be operated in a wide temperature range - from -40 to +120 OC.
The Outer polycarbonate layer has a special coating that prevents the penetration of ultraviolet light that keeps the plasticity of the leaves for a long time.
The Heat loss inside the premises, created using polycarbonate, the small, due to the presence of air hundred.
For the construction of a shower enclosure, you can use the polycarbonate with the smallest thickness - 4 mm Color everyone chooses their own, based on their preferences.
There are many instructions for making the reporting of a shower. The scope of this article does not allow to consider all their diversity, so consider one of the ways.
Basically use a shower made of polycarbonate to give. It can be manufactured on a wooden frame or plastic tray. Following these instructions you will be able to make a shower, which can be used for a long time during the calendar year, and at warming and early spring or late fall.
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Design for a shower enclosure made of polycarbonate is prepared in several stages.
The first step is site selection. Preferably, the shower was located on a well-lit space. This will contribute to more rapid water heating. In the case of location of the cab outside her home a better place closer to the entrance. It is necessary to make a shot near the cabin. If this is not possible, it is necessary to move the cabin to the entrance as possible. It is better that the cabin stood on a high place that would allow effective water drainage.
The Second step is sketching. As the shower cabin, polycarbonate made, it is necessary to define its shape, dimensions, technology to the performance of its construction and design. You need to decide the frame of what material will be used, what is available and what you need to buy.
At the third stage produced a tool that we need for the construction of the shower enclosure. It is, first of all, angle grinder and welding for metal work, also for these works, you may need a drill with drill bits for metal Polish 3 in 1 for corrosion protection.
In the case of using a wooden frame to prepare a circular saw or jig saw, the corners to connect the walls of a shower enclosure made of polycarbonate and the screws, which these parts will be attached.
The Tree is impregnated by special means against rotting and fires.
Construction is also carried out in several stages.
In the first stage, remove the soil and work the land with herbicides to prevent the germination of weeds. Better on the ground pour sand and gravel, and then compacted.
In the second stage, draws the target on the ground the contours of the cab. Lines should be at right angles. This can be achieved by means of a square, a large protractor or by measuring the length of the diagonals of the resulting rectangle, which should be the same.
At the third stage, in the corners of the quadrilateral or prosurvival dig holes to a depth of 40-50 cm, having a diameter of about 20 cm To prevent the expansion of the earth during freezing to prevent Razyezzhaya cabin in the cold in different directions is required at the bottom of the pits to make pillows. For this purpose there is placed sand or gravel with a thickness of 15-20 cm, then pour.
In the fourth stage, in the pit of the installed pipe with a diameter of about 100 mm. Above the surface the projection of these tubes should be about 15 cm then fill the pit with concrete, prepared in a ratio of 1 part cement to partssand and 2 parts gravel. When casting using a level, check the verticality of the pipes.
The Fifth stage is the day after the preliminary hardening of concrete. Cut pipe height using a level.
In the next step fill pipes inside the concrete, and so you do not have to drill the frozen mass, insert the anchor into the concrete. After that, wait 2 weeks, half of the concrete is gaining strength, after which work on the construction of a shower enclosure made of polycarbonate for dacha will continue.
While the concrete hardens, it is possible to prepare a place for waste water. To do this, dig a short distance from the shower hole, the size of which is determined by the granulometric composition of soils: for clay and more sand - less. Next, fill the hole solid waste, leaving the surface to about 10 cm. Cover the pit with hydraulic protection and levelling the ground. In order for this place could move in the future, you need to cover a pit dug in the turf. Laid waste in the drain pipe.
This is the most difficult work and most responsible. They begin to perform after preparing the Foundation and sewage pits.
In the first step, the measured size of the waist. Then collect it from a wooden bar of size 50 x 100 mm, connecting them together by the corners or making a quarter. Ensure that pieces of timber were located at a right angle.
On the second step mounted the harness to the previously prepared columns and fasten with the anchors.
In the third step install the Central beam of the framing, which will serve as a support for the plastic base and flooring of the cab. The location of this timber will be determined by the pallet dimensions.
On the fourth step do a frame on which is mounted a pan of bars 50 x 50 mm, screwing the piping corners. The upper edge of the tray deck of the cabin must be at the same level.
On the fifth step nailed to the outside of the framing boards with a thickness of about 20 cm from the Top Board should act on the piping to the thickness of the floor.
On the sixth step the stele floor of slats or solid. The latter eliminates the blowing.
Thus, the lower part of a shower enclosure made of polycarbonate are made.
So far we have prepared only basis. Shower cabin made of polycarbonate implies not only the Foundation but also walls. The work on making the framework better together to perform in the following sequence:
Drawing a shower enclosure made of polycarbonate shown in the figure in the article.
It is better to plan the gable. To do this, do the rafters of timber 50 x 50 mm, connecting them with a strap in the center. They were placed on the roof, under the roof nailed the crate, the sides are closed with polycarbonate. Sidewall sheathed impregnated Board, leaving space for ventilation. After that, the roof can be covered with shingles or Onduline.
All of wooden construction impregnated with antiseptics, stains, yacht varnish. Purchased thermowashers for polycarbonate and the polycarbonate.
Cut it into required pieces. When cutting the knife can not be tilted more than 30O, otherwise the material will tear.
The Sheet of the desired size to set the frame with a cutter, make a hole under the thermowasher that fasten the screws and close the decorative cover. Fasteners manufactured outside.
The Honeycomb seal using silicone sealer or transoms.
Make a door made of timber 50 x 50 mm to Hang it. The drain hose sump connected to a drain pipe.
Posted tank heated. Shower is raised above the ground, making the stage.
Solid polycarbonate shower cabin has a number of advantages over cell: it has no honeycomb, has similarities with glass, but more flexible and resistant to mechanical stress. But this material is more expensive than cellular.
So, sizes and prices of polycarbonate monolithic amount of 2.05 x 3.05 m with a thickness of from 1 to 12 mm, and a sheet with a thickness of 4 mm is about 9 000 rubles.
Thus, the shower of polycarbonate can make yourself. You need patience, accuracy, tool and materials. Depending on the amount of the latter may be different.
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