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Old 04-17-2013, 02:40 AM   #481
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Good to see this thread is keeping up. I've got the frame for my stand mostly built. I need a couple more connections and slowly build the full system. But a side bonus is that I can stand it vertically and use it as a gravity feed for my cooler setup until I get the parts to finish it as a single tier! I have a brewday planned for Saturday and will be sure to post pics after I get things set up.

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:33 AM   #482
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So after about a month of work and ordering parts my stand is complete . I'm actually kind of sad it's done I had a lot of fun building it . But on the other hand I'm pumped to brew on it this weekend . I picked up all my ingredients today for my first 10 gal batch . Thanks for all the help and ideas .

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #483
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Very nice drew

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #484
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Agreed, looks awesome. What finish on the strut did you go with?

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:13 PM   #485
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Thanks guys . I got my strut from hd it was gold finish but it burned off rather quickly during my water test . I figured it would take a long time for it to rust out and for $20 per 10' I could just replace the top rails if I ever even need to .

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Yeah, I saw that finish there too. Not a galvanized, but like a gold'ish coating. Wonder how that will hold up compared to the galvanized. My galvanized is looking pretty burnt off, but not rust to speak of.

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Yeah, I saw that finish there too. Not a galvanized, but like a gold'ish coating. Wonder how that will hold up compared to the galvanized. My galvanized is looking pretty burnt off, but not rust to speak of.
I'm not too sure how it will hold up . I know I'm down to bare metal around the burners. Good to hear yours is not rusting . I think even if the galvanized strut does start to rust it will take a long time before it needs to be replaced and I'm not worried about how it looks as long as it functions and my kettle does not fall through the stand
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:36 AM   #488
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Yeah, I saw that finish there too. Not a galvanized, but like a gold'ish coating. Wonder how that will hold up compared to the galvanized. My galvanized is looking pretty burnt off, but not rust to speak of.
No offense, but this is still the #1 most useful thread on HBT!

Where are you guys finding $20/stick of this stuff? I was at my local Fastenal dealer a couple weeks ago and they said this strut is through the roof, they were quoting +$75 per stick at the local HD/Lowes!!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:47 AM   #489
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Find a local electrical supply. Just google "electrical supply". Start calling anything nearby and ask them to quote you a price for strut. I called this week again and galvanized is $14 a stick, and stainless is $80. Like the above poster said, galvanized does not look that treat after a session or two, but its not rusting and I'm not going for looks.

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No offense, but this is still the #1 most useful thread on HBT!

Where are you guys finding $20/stick of this stuff? I was at my local Fastenal dealer a couple weeks ago and they said this strut is through the roof, they were quoting +$75 per stick at the local HD/Lowes!!!
I bought the gold colored stuff (which is galvanized according to the specs) at the local Home Depot. It was gust under $20.00 for a ten foot stick. It was the best price I could get locally.

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