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Old 02-29-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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So I scored this stand and three keggles a while back. I have two burners I just bought in the classified section. The H205 which can be found here:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/172...er_-_55000_btu

Two large items I need would be a pump and plate chiller. Everything after that would be tubing and various hardware. What I am looking for from you guys is to basically walk me through what I need and how to set it all up. Your thoughts on mounting the burners, plate chiller, pump, and helping me select the right fittings and other hardware I need to make this whole setup tick. I included a pic of some various hardware that was included in my purchase.

I was thinking of using 3/4" plywood (not sure it will hold weight) on the lowest part on the top and using a stand burner for my HLT. I dont know why he welded those tabs on all three levels of the top half of the stand......

What would you recommend I do to clean up the rust? Obviously sand it down but should I paint it?



























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Old 03-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:34 AM   #4
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I can't help you with the build but for the rust, use barkeeper's friend and some elbow grease. I can't tell how rough that surface is due to rust and welding but you might can just use a scrub pad to get that off of there(and barkeeper's friend, of course). Depending on how bad it is, you might want to be careful putting weight on it.

Also, I wouldn't paint over that before you sand it or something. With that surface chipping and coming off like it is, the paint probably won't hold.

Best of luck to you

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:48 AM   #5
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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If u have a grinder get a wire wheel or two and a full face shield clear and go to town on that rust a bell wire wheel will work best they look like a cup made up of wire i.e. a bell. Then wipe down your stand with paint thinner (don't smoke at this time lol) and you will be good to paint. I got some of that high temp spray paint from lowes and it looks real nice. Good luck and be carefull with that wire wheel.

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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Ugh. I hate wire wheels, nasty stabby things that fling bits of themselves and make everything look like crap.

I'd go with flap disks instead...

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #9
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Go with flap wheel and dust mask for face. You will be pleased. They come in various grades so watch what you buy. 100 for rust, 80 for pitted rust. You will clean it up quick!

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