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Old 12-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to build my first brew stand, after reading dozens of threads on here and seeing all the really creative ideas I would like to know if there was something you would have done different what would it be. A lot of the threads on here people focus in what's awesome about their rig, I just thought it would be cool for everyone to point out their flaws so that we can all learn from those too. Post some pictures of what you would do differently or what you have already changed since your build. I will post a picture of my current set up along with links when I start my build.

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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My current set up

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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OK.... my current set up. No stand equals a lot if heavy lifting.

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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I made mine out of bedframes I received for free. It didn't technically 'fail' but I certainly advise against my money saving strategy.

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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I made mine out of bedframes I received for free. It didn't technically 'fail' but I certainly advise against my money saving strategy.
How come?? I've been thinking of doing the same thing. I know the steel is not top quality.. but, then again, for 5 to 7 gallons we'r really talking less than 60#. I'd think with proper gusseting and good welds.. you should be golden.
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I'm pretty sure I'm going the money saving route too but I'm going to use uni-strut. Its cheap, strong, and readily available. And there are a few great threads on here to go by.

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How come?? I've been thinking of doing the same thing. I know the steel is not top quality.. but, then again, for 5 to 7 gallons we'r really talking less than 60#. I'd think with proper gusseting and good welds.. you should be golden.
It was just a pain to work with. Welding it was easy enough but drilling it was next to impossible (and yes I started small and worked my way up + cutting coolant, most bed frames are cast and don't take to drilling easy) and cutting it with an angle grinder was a pain. Again it came out fine but frankly for the extra time and material I had to spend reinforcing it I would have rather plopped down 75 bucks for the metal tube I needed. I think I was annoyed most that something that should have been completed in a summers evening after work took me 3 days with all the minor nuances.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #10
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My current stand consists of what I can find lying around to sit stuff on. It's a pain, but it works for now.

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