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Sound Proofing Wall (Gym moved next door..sigh)

Hey guys, We are half way through our buildout and just learned a fitness bootcamp gym is moving next door. Obviously a major issue. The building managment is installing the proper sound proofing (as far as I know) per our lease agreement. I had t...
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Float Newb

Non-inline waterbed heater alternatives?

Hi All! I am working on rehabilitating an 25ish-year old Float to Relax tank. It is a fiberglass hard-shell unit with an inner and outer hardshell on the bottom and a hard shell on the top. In order to shore up the structural integrity of the water...
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Float Newb

Does normal polystyrene hold up under the weight?

I want to use polystyrene for the insulation, seems the only viable option. There are extremely strong polystyrene sheets from Dow chemicals. However I'm wondering whether it's necessary. I have no idea how to calculate the pressure which will be a...
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Float Newb

Building Float room

Hi, I have been looking at various ways of building your own float room, so far I haven't seen one one using marine ply and resin/glass fibre. I am quite interested in opening a center in the uk but I found commercial rooms/tanks to be quite pricey....
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Float Newb

Could you help me out with specifics?

Hi All, In designing a tank I\'m looking at the filtration systems. I\'d be ever so happy to have the brands and types of several well working pumps, filtration systems, dosage systems and/or UVC lights. Lots of equipment doesn\'t hold up w...
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Float Newb

Help with finalizing plans for my own tank

Hi guys, so im going to be building a float tank in the next few months and im thinking about making a fiberglass box and reinforcing it with wood. My question is will the wood reinforcing be nessecary or will (if built correctly) the fiberglass box ...
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Float Newb

Self-adhesive splash guard for the wall?

Hello Fellow Floaters~ I have the opening to my tank near a wall, and invariably it get a salty residue when people exist. Does anyone know of a self-adhesive roll of vinyl or some other material as an easy to clean splash guard? It would need to be...
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Float Expert

More flooring

Let's take another run at the flooring question. Do you run a float center? Are your floors concrete, or beam-and-joist? How have you waterproofed your float rooms? How long ago/how much traffic has it seen? Are you happy with how it's holding ...
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Float Newb

Inside dimensions: larger VS more insulation

Good day! Im at the point in construction where I'm about to fasten the first 2x4 to the 4x8 sheet of plywood. I can't decide if the first 2x4s should be upright or on their sides. upright: inside width in the tank before liner would be 43.5 inch...
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Float Expert

Homemade pod style

So as I'm looking at our budget, and HOW MUCH MONEY we're alloting for approachable pod style devices, I keep remembering these cosmic cats I sat by at a float mixer after one of conference days. One was Jeffrey Bruno, who the next day delivered a ba...
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