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Old 07-04-2012, 03:23 PM   #311
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Yeah there is 2 bolts on each side holding it up. It held to coolers fine. I didn't get my holes drilled perfectly so it did tilt a little when I put the first cooler on but nothing major. Here is a side picture after I bolted on the top tier

At the risk of being chicken little-ish, I would advise placing some bracing between the legs and base of this stand. The legs at the two bolts holding the legs upright could easily be overstressed and fail if the stand were ever to be loaded more on one side than the other, and torque the legs and split that connection.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #312
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:21 AM   #313
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Today's 4th of July project was finally building the 3-tier setup.

Still need to mount the heat exchanger, run some plumbing for water supply, and get the new burners hooked up, but the structure is together. Can't wait to brew with it

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #314
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At the risk of being chicken little-ish, I would advise placing some bracing between the legs and base of this stand. The legs at the two bolts holding the legs upright could easily be overstressed and fail if the stand were ever to be loaded more on one side than the other, and torque the legs and split that connection.
It had no issues with two 5 gallon coolers on there, solid as a rock. I may do that when I step up to the 10 gallon coolers but right now I'm not too concerned.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #315
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A friend built it for me.

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #316
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Today's 4th of July project was finally building the 3-tier setup.

Still need to mount the heat exchanger, run some plumbing for water supply, and get the new burners hooked up, but the structure is together. Can't wait to brew with it

Nice work Thomcat.....Very simple yet effective. No issues with the blichmann burners being that close to the wood? Do you have any plans to share on your build?

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At the risk of being chicken little-ish, I would advise placing some bracing between the legs and base of this stand. The legs at the two bolts holding the legs upright could easily be overstressed and fail if the stand were ever to be loaded more on one side than the other, and torque the legs and split that connection.
I agree with Wilserbrewer. A scalding accident from 15# of grain and 5 gallons of water @ 150 degrees would be very serious, if the shelf collapsed during the mash.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:38 AM   #318
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It had no issues with two 5 gallon coolers on there, solid as a rock. I may do that when I step up to the 10 gallon coolers but right now I'm not too concerned.
IMHO you should be. That thing is an accident waiting to happen. You have far too long of a span to simply have a couple of 2x4's held together at a 90 degree angle to hope to hold itself together. All the stress is within a tiny 3.5"x3.5" area where you've put two large bolts which further reduce the integrity of the wood. Over time it will give. Spend the $3-4 on a couple of 2x4 cross braces on either side at 45 degree angles. You already did it at the top. Do it at the bottom for the exact same reasons. Nobody wants to see a brewer get hurt.

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Just finished the steps so I wouldn't have to haul water up on a ladder anymore.

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #320
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Built mine a few months ago already, guess I forgot to post it in here, only the general show-us-your.. thread.





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