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Tomtanner 03-14-2012 08:45 PM

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Hey there! Excited to see this thread. I am on the exact same path but am a little ahead of you. I have never welded before and have built this thing. More to come but it's fun!


mtmetzler 07-05-2012 05:30 PM

a little more progress
 
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OK, so after a short period of time... Fine over 3 months I have started my build. HAHA Cut the pieces yesterday morning and hoping to get some welding in over the weekend. Went with the 2" thicker gauge material. Currently making it 6' long, 17" deep, and 2' high. Will post some more pics as progress picks up. The legs I stood up against what will be the top. Bottom of stand is closest to you.


mtmetzler 07-09-2012 04:53 PM

Stand update
 
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It was over 100 degrees this weekend so I did not get as much done as I wanted, but at least finished a few things.

Welded the top frame and one cross brace for the first keggle.

You will also notice that I no longer am using my Chicago Electric 90amp welder. After laying down the first bead it crapped out on me, wire feed flat out stopped. Luckily I did buy the warranty so they are replacing it this evening with a brandy new one! I had some GC's, Store credit, plus 6 months free financing at HD so i got the Lincoln Weld Pak 140HD. Holy crap does a welder make a difference. Enjoy the pics, will post more as they become avail.

Still learning to weld as you will see from my joint, but had it looked at and is structurally sound, just not pretty!


mtmetzler 07-09-2012 04:53 PM

Stand update
 
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It was over 100 degrees this weekend so I did not get as much done as I wanted, but at least finished a few things.

Welded the top frame and one cross brace for the first keggle.

You will also notice that I no longer am using my Chicago Electric 90amp welder. After laying down the first bead it crapped out on me, wire feed flat out stopped. Luckily I did buy the warranty so they are replacing it this evening with a brandy new one! I had some GC's, Store credit, plus 6 months free financing at HD so i got the Lincoln Weld Pak 140HD. Holy crap does a welder make a difference. Enjoy the pics, will post more as they become avail.

Still learning to weld as you will see from my joint, but had it looked at and is structurally sound, just not pretty!


mtmetzler 07-09-2012 04:53 PM

Stand update
 
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It was over 100 degrees this weekend so I did not get as much done as I wanted, but at least finished a few things.

Welded the top frame and one cross brace for the first keggle.

You will also notice that I no longer am using my Chicago Electric 90amp welder. After laying down the first bead it crapped out on me, wire feed flat out stopped. Luckily I did buy the warranty so they are replacing it this evening with a brandy new one! I had some GC's, Store credit, plus 6 months free financing at HD so i got the Lincoln Weld Pak 140HD. Holy crap does a welder make a difference. Enjoy the pics, will post more as they become avail.

Still learning to weld as you will see from my joint, but had it looked at and is structurally sound, just not pretty!


mtmetzler 07-09-2012 04:53 PM

Stand update
 
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It was over 100 degrees this weekend so I did not get as much done as I wanted, but at least finished a few things.

Welded the top frame and one cross brace for the first keggle.

You will also notice that I no longer am using my Chicago Electric 90amp welder. After laying down the first bead it crapped out on me, wire feed flat out stopped. Luckily I did buy the warranty so they are replacing it this evening with a brandy new one! I had some GC's, Store credit, plus 6 months free financing at HD so i got the Lincoln Weld Pak 140HD. Holy crap does a welder make a difference. Enjoy the pics, will post more as they become avail.

Still learning to weld as you will see from my joint, but had it looked at and is structurally sound, just not pretty!


mtmetzler 07-16-2012 03:31 PM

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Ok update from this weekend. Had a few hours on Sunday to head back to my rents garage to do some more work. Was able to "finish" welding the top of the stand to hold keggles and cooler. Attached a picture below. I left about a 18" gap between the HLT and the where the cooler will go. Not so sure heat plays nice with plastic! I left it so that in the future if I wanted to add another keggle I can just mount another burner. Hope I am able to built the support frame the next time I am down there. Moving slowly, but at least moving.


PorterBoy 07-16-2012 10:02 PM

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Looks good so far man. I also made mine out of 3/16 2x2 tubing because i had alot of it and like i seen in a previous post about my stand, I used the thicker stuff so i can drill an tap and bolt everything to the stand. If you and a couple buddies can bounce up and down on it without breaking it your welds should be good .


mtmetzler 07-29-2012 07:30 PM

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Well humidity dropped and I would say a successful day! Welds are improving as well


mtmetzler 07-29-2012 07:30 PM

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Well humidity dropped and I would say a successful day! Welds are improving as well



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