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Old 10-24-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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Does Lowes/HD have the nuts (springless) and corner fittings also? I've never seen them - 'course I've never looked for them either. But now I"m interested.

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Old 10-24-2012, 10:41 PM   #12
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Does Lowes/HD have the nuts (springless) and corner fittings also? I've never seen them - 'course I've never looked for them either. But now I"m interested.

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My local HD has connectors right next to the strut. They don't have every type, but I have seen the basics.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:14 PM   #13
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I like it!!! I built a three tier out of the 14 Ga preslotted and ended up having to alter the design to strengthen the top tier and improve safety. Since I am in a wheelchair I cannot get out of the way if I dump something, so safety is super important and I just wasn't comfortable with an unsupported top tier. So I had to add 2 more uprights and change the over all look of my rig completely. If I do it again, I will use the strut for my next projest, and transfer my controller and plumbing to it from the three tier I have now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:13 AM   #14
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Thanks for posting your bill of materials. This made it really easy to find the items needed and to place an order for them. I placed the order tonight.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:19 PM   #15
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Thanks for posting your bill of materials. This made it really easy to find the items needed and to place an order for them. I placed the order tonight.

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No problem. You're going to love how sturdy the thing is when you're done. I started mounting my gas rail last night. They make a nice hose clamp that locks into the strut. You can then slide it to wherever you need it, and it clamps down super tight. I should have the burners mounted and plumbed after tonight. Then I'll just put a branch of strut off the side, mount the controller, wire up the pump, and should be good for the initial trial brew session.

Another helpful tidbit, the March 809 pump is about 3.3" in diameter. I got the 3" pipe clamp and it is just a bit too big to really clamp down and secure the pump in a vertical position. I'm going to swap it out for the 2.5" clamp and try that tonight.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #16
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Looks excellent I'd like to see a picture of the pump mounted with the pipe clamp once you do that.

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #17
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Nice, looking good.

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Got the gas manifold plumbed up. I know, it doesn't look very well secured but the two 1/2" hose clamps that clamp down the iron pipe hold is surprisingly tight. I still want to get some vertical support on those burners, but for now it'll work. Also, not sure I like the 3" hose clamp to hold the March pump. That'll also work for now, but will probably look for a more fixed mount here soon. Seems pretty naked still. Will need to get some guarding and my controller mounted.

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Picked up the struts today and ordered the hardware from GP

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Got the gas manifold plumbed up. I know, it doesn't look very well secured but the two 1/2" hose clamps that clamp down the iron pipe hold is surprisingly tight. I still want to get some vertical support on those burners, but for now it'll work. Also, not sure I like the 3" hose clamp to hold the March pump. That'll also work for now, but will probably look for a more fixed mount here soon. Seems pretty naked still. Will need to get some guarding and my controller mounted.
That looks solid as heck! Why are the burners so low though? Shouldn't they just below the keggle level?

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