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Old 02-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Wood Wheel Base for Angle Iron Brewstand?

So I recently acquired an angle iron brewstand much like this

(not mine, just the first image I could find)

Except it has no wheels on it and I plan on needing to move this around from an enclosed room to the outside deck (I don't have a garage unfortunately).

Rather than welding the casters onto the angle iron itself, would it be reasonably safe to build a wooden wheel base or cart and then place the stand on that? I figure that the wood would be far enough away form the heat of the burners.

I would attach small pieces of wood so as to keep the angle iron from shifting while on top of the wood. Would this possibly be more structurally sound as all of the weight of the stand would be resting on the wood base and not 4 wheels on the corners of the angle iron?

I figure with the wood I would also have a relatively easy place to mount the pump, plate chiller and gas manifold.

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Old 02-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Does it not have angle across the bottom that you could drill and mount the casters on?

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Does it not have angle across the bottom that you could drill and mount the casters on?
Yeah it does. Is angle iron really tough to drill through?
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Yeah it does. Is angle iron really tough to drill through?
No... If it is regular mild steel it is pretty easy to drill and tap. If it is SS then just go slower and use more cutting oil.
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well cool... No sense in spending more money / making more work for myself I guess. I got some rusty ol' casters with the stand (they were for some other piece of equipment) but I want something with brakes on them and am thinking of using these - http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-25ec...&storeId=10051

700 lbs should be good, yes?

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Those should work fine, same casters I put on the bottom of my old wooden three tier stand. While you're at HD, grab a cobalt drill bit and it will bite right through mild steel angle.

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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I bought a set of these and they work well on my stand. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
They are in the shelving storage department not the hardware department.

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