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My brother (Merg) and I are trying to price out a single tier brewstand. We would be doing our own welding for this. I saw elsewhere a recommendation for:
50' of 1-1/4" thin wall mild steel square tube...
Ok that's a reasonable starting point. But it's been years since I had to shop for stock metal and that was a few states away in PA. Where should I be looking for stock metal now? Online? Is there a DC vendor? My local welding supply store said to talk to the amish welders (don't ask) which isn't really ideal for price checks or convenience.
I didn't see another thread that addressed this question. I think I'm in a somewhat unique position of having done a lot of this kind of DIY stuff ten years ago (with some guidance), but now after grad school I'm finding some significant gaps, like "Where does metal come from anyway?"
Thanks in advance.