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Old 04-09-2007, 01:41 AM   #1
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I want to build a brew stand for my hlt and my mlt for outside and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on PVC pipe for this. I cannot weld and do not have any means to get it welded so that threw out steel for this idea. I would ideally enjoy a three tier system with my turkey fryer on the bottom but I know that is dreaming since the PVC could take the heat from the fryer. Any ideas or design help would be great.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:55 AM   #2
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You can buy steel tubing with predrilled holes every inch or so. That, some bolts, and a saw...

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:05 AM   #3
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PVC will never stand up to the heat. I wouldnt try it.

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:09 AM   #4
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I'd sooner take my chances with wood. Use metal - it bolts together just as easy as it welds. Angle iron is cheap.

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:19 AM   #5
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Try something like this. I just used it for the first time this weekend and it worked like a dream.

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Old 04-09-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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PVC burns at surprisingly low temperatures (330-390C) and loses strength sooner.

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Old 04-10-2007, 09:29 AM   #7
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Would it work just for my hlt and mlt? I batch sparge and do single infusion.

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Old 04-10-2007, 01:35 PM   #8
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I think you'd be crazy to use PVC for a permanent setup like that. Id do bolted angle or wood if you absolutely cannot weld.

Believe it or not, mig welders can be had for VERY cheap. If you search craigslist you can get yourself a stick for around 100-150 bucks. Add in a 10" chopsaw for cutting your angle iron, a few clamps, and possible a rotary grinder to rough up the surfaces. Once you have a welder then I bet you'd start finding all sorts of uses for it. Mig is SUPER easy to learn...much easier than tig welding...

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Old 04-11-2007, 10:39 PM   #9
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throw a piece of pvc in an oven at around 250 and watch how soft it gets.

PVC isn't strong enough to be practible.

go with predrilled angle iron and bolts if you are using fire or wood or angle iron if electricity

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Old 04-30-2007, 05:39 PM   #10
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I've never tried this stuff, but I bookmarked since I'm also a non-welder. It's like Ikea steel tubing.

http://www.unistrut.com/Browse/cat_pg.php?P=S09_AChannel

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