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Old 10-03-2011, 04:58 AM   #1
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I have some left over galvanized strut, I'm thinking of using for a single tier brew stand. I read some place that heating galvanized steel releases toxic fumes. Has any one heard of this? Any ideas or suggestions.

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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I know you shouldn't weld it because of the toxic fumes. McMaster-Carr and other industrial suppliers sell connectors you can use instead of welding.

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:07 AM   #3
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I was thinking of going this route when I build mine. This way if I want to move or change something it's not completely welded together. They have many different connectors and accessories that could work well for constructing a brew stand.

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Now I get what you mean with the heat of the burners. Might not be a good idea with the galvanized. I was looking into the painted or stainless. I was just thinking of the construction of the stand.

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It's fine to use, many here have done it. Just run a test fire to burn the coating off. You might try searching 'weldless' to get more info.
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It's fine to use, many here have done it. Just run a test fire to burn the coating off. You might try searching 'weldless' to get more info.
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Yea I just remember what my welding instructor told me about welding galvanized. I didn't know if that still applied to open flame. Good to know it can be used for a brew rig.
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