Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Number 1 Reason why I would recommend a Sliding Door Display Case

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Update: One year after buying this, I noticed that there was some visible dust forming already on the glass shelves. Guess nothing is really perfect in this world. At least compared to my leaving them on an open shelf where they'll get dusty after just a few days, this is still a good option.

Its been 5 months since I decided to have a $90 display case fabricated to place my toys & model kit collection in and I have to say that it was a worthy investment. The fabricator gave me the option of a cabinet door type or a sliding door type. I chose the sliding door type so as to save space and so that I can easily lock it. Turns out that that was a good option to take for me.

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One of the main things I like about the sliding door display case I chose is that I don't have to spend time dusting my collection. Its because the sliding door grooves forms a seal that dust can't easily get into. There's only that small gap between the sliding glass doors that allow dust to get into.

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One thing to keep in mind is not to place your display case in an area that sunlight will shine through. Easier said than done right? The reasoning behind this is that sunlight will heat up the air in the display case which could easily damage your plastic collection.

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I remember during my airconditioning class, when my professor was teaching us how to compute the heat load of a room that an airconditioning system has to cool off. He said that solar energy accounts for 20% of the usual heat load of an airconditioned room, so that if we wanted to easily save on electricity costs, applying tint to the windows would be the cheapest method available.

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Will probably have to get another one as this one is starting to fill up. Have to make space for my GI Joe toy collection!

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