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The current overall view.

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Finally had time to get by HF this afternoon and picked up one of their 18" metal brakes. Not a bad little brake for thinner metals. I used it to put a couple of 90's on a piece of 1/16" thick diamond plate and got my pump shielding mounted. Took some photos of it.

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Pay no attention to the road kill under the stand in the first pic. One of the dogs thought their racoon would add a certain something to the photo.

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subscribed. Looks great. My only real concern with getting my system built is the electronics. I have no problem with the fabrication and welding and gas lines, but I am clueless about the wiring and valves and pumps. Still plan on giving it a shot in the near future.

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subscribed. Looks great. My only real concern with getting my system built is the electronics. I have no problem with the fabrication and welding and gas lines, but I am clueless about the wiring and valves and pumps. Still plan on giving it a shot in the near future.
I'm right there with ya. Love this stand.
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I'm right there with ya. Love this stand.
me too. i'd imagine theres quite a few of us out there. i have yet to order the original Brutus plans from Lonnie/BYO, but I'm assuming there are somewhat detailed wiring plans in there?
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I'd have some concerns on where your gas valves are mounted. A boil over or spill over could kill them as well as the heat wash downward once the kettles are on is pretty hot. Why not mount them under the rig where they're hidden and protected?

Also, your rubber handle on the manual gas valve will melt off on the first use and the internal seals of the ball valve will melt soon after.

Rig is looking good though. Any ETA of first batch?

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Thanks. Im sure there may be some modification necessary once I get up and running. Ill have to keep an eye on the heat and such. I put some shielding over the top of the valves. As far as a major boil over I dont have a valve under the BK and I use Fermcap religiously, but I get what youre saying. First batch is gonna be sometime in January. The wife is gonna buy my kettles for me for xmas and Ive spent quite a bit on this little "project", so with the holidays coming progress is probably going to slow.

As far as the wiring goes its really not that bad. Im no electrician, so if I figured it out anyone can. All the info needed is on this site. I wired mine as Lonnis wired his, except the wiring going out to the valves has to be stepped down to 24vac through a transformer.

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Here is a very rough parts list with estimated costs. I emphasize estimated because while I tried to find the best prices I could, I (more importantly my wife) frankly did not want to see the costs tallying up. Buy the Brutus publication from BYO mag. Its cheap and gives you part numbers for just about everything. The gas system is the major difference if you go with the Honeywell valves. Here goes:

(2) 24' sticks of 2"x2"x1/8" square steel tubing.........appx. $125.00
(1) 20' stick of 1"x1"x1/8" angle iron.......................appx. $22.00
(4) casters from Caster City, same ones Lonnie used appx. prices vary based on what you get, I think mine were around $60
(4) 2"x2" inserts from McMaster Carr for threading the casters......appx. $12
(3) cans of Rust Oleum Ultra high heat paint.....Lowes for like $20
(3) 10 tip jet burners LP/LP from Bayou Classic Depot......appx. $84
(3) gas ball valves.appx $20
-black pipe and fittings......around $50 from Lowes
-High pressure LP regulator, needle valve, 4' stainless braid hose, etc....repurposed from my old floor burner.
(2) 11" water column (appx .5 psi) regulators for each Honeywell...appx $15 each
(2) honeywell VR8200a2132......Pex Supply $60.oo each
(2) Honeywell Q390/ Q340 thermocouples 18".....Pex Supply $4 each
(2) Honeywell Q314 pilot burners...Pex...$18 each
(2) Robert Shaw 1/4" x 5' aluminum pilot tubing with fittings...Pex...$9.29 each
(1) 10"x14"x6" NEMA enclosure non metallic, hinged lid...Ebay....like $40
(1) Custom made panel face from Front Panel Express...appx $100.00 (They are cool folks)
(2) Love TS2 controllers with 6' stainless probes....Dwyer...appx. $58 each
-Switches were the cheapo Chinese ones off Ebay.....appx $5-6 apiece x6, one pushbutton (probably replace one day with higher quality ones)
-Wire was 16 gauge I already had on hand
-Flexible conduit & fittings....$40 Lowes
- DIN rail, terminal blocks, jumpers.....appx...$40
(2) transformers $18 a piece, this was after I got a "GREAT" deal on two Honeywell transformers that were DOA.
(1) .063 thickness aluminum diamond brite plate 12"x72" (lower deck)....Amazon...$40
(1) .063 thickness aluminum diamond brite plate (pump shield).....Online Metals...$22

This is all before keggles, silicone tubing, fittings/camlocks, site tubes, chiller, etc.

I tried to upload the Google Sketchup drawings a while back and couldn't get it to work. The total width of the stand is 71", height is 26" w/o casters, and depth is 16". The openings above the burners is 12"x12". Sorry for the delay in listing this stuff and sorry it isn't more accurate, but it has been a crazy week. Hope it helps. If I left something out let me know.

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^ AWESOME.. I was hoping you would post something like that. This may have to be my project for next year (sure the wife will be happy about that! lol) Always happy to see updated to this thread. You've inspired my obsession haha.

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