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Old 02-06-2013, 04:24 AM   #311
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Wow, can't believe how big this thread has grown! I knew others would take to it because after building my stand with this material it just seemed so simple and had a lot of advantages over a welded stand. I'm just glad so many are benefiting from it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:40 AM   #312
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Has anyone thought of using these for their castors
http://www.strutchannelfittings.com/...ENT_p_802.html

I am still debating on them.

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Has anyone thought of using these for their castors
http://www.strutchannelfittings.com/...ENT_p_802.html

I am still debating on them.

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I did not get their casters, but ordered a bunch of bolts, nuts and brackets from them. No complaints!
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If you search back through I detailed pretty well how I did it, and I think it's a pretty robust setup. I too have a 1/2" NG line right inside my garage, in the laundry room. I do not have a dryer hooked up to it (ours is electric) so perfect to use for the rig. I got the good NG QD fittings ($$) but wanted to have real solid shutoff QDs for when I unhook and hook everything up. I went with simple PVC rubber air hose which has no reaction to NG (do not get butyl rubber, not compatible at all). My theory is that I'm always with in a few steps of my rig when gas is going to it, so as long as you have good QDs with a solid hose that is compatible with the gas there should be no issues. It's only hooked up to the gas maybe 3 hours every few weeks. Cheap, flexible, tough, and works great. I went with 1/2" ID hose, and I can run two 10-tip burners, but that is the max. I would guess you would not want the dryer on when you're brewing.
I've got a 1/2" dia hose coming along with a quick disconnect. I've got two 23 tip burners but would really only have to run one at a time. The only gas appliance that could come on without my control is the water heater, so I'm thinking it'll be okay.
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I did not get their casters, but ordered a bunch of bolts, nuts and brackets from them. No complaints!
I wasn't referring to G-P LLC's casters, what I linked is a threaded adapter that could work for attaching threaded casters.
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I wasn't referring to G-P LLC's casters, what I linked is a threaded adapter that could work for attaching threaded casters.
ehh, the regular angle brackets (THK-132) are cheaper and work fine.
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Some great info about galvanized metal, might put some minds at easy.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Occupatio...ized-metal.htm

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Very cool - thanks for sharing that! I still like the idea though, of either using the powder coated strut, or the SS strut for those parts of the structure most closely exposed to the flames. Not so much due to zinc-oxide exposure now, but more because I figure that way you'd be most likely to keep those parts protected from rust long-term.

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Very cool - thanks for sharing that! I still like the idea though, of either using the powder coated strut, or the SS strut for those parts of the structure most closely exposed to the flames. Not so much due to zinc-oxide exposure now, but more because I figure that way you'd be most likely to keep those parts protected from rust long-term.
I agree. If I was using a gas system, I would probably do that, but since mine is going to be electric, I'm not worried any more about rust or zinc-oxide.

Also have to give credit to SuckaMooHudda, they posted that link in another thread.
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Very cool - thanks for sharing that! I still like the idea though, of either using the powder coated strut, or the SS strut for those parts of the structure most closely exposed to the flames. Not so much due to zinc-oxide exposure now, but more because I figure that way you'd be most likely to keep those parts protected from rust long-term.
Once my build is done I'll post back on how well the SS vs. galvanized parts are holding up over time. The SS is a little pricey, but I've seen what has happened to both my burners with relatively little use. Once the paint layer burns off they start to rust pretty quickly. I know the rust probably won't effect the overall structure though. It's more cosmetic.
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