Originally Posted by Huaco
Love it! And now it is a personal challenge to see just how INEXPENSIVE you can build all this...
Dude, I read through your build thread.... That thing is sick! Makes me want to build a control box for the hell of it. Mine will be inexpensive compared to what some guys spend (elbow elbow).
So far, I had to buy one pump and fittings/hose but that was last June before this stand idea was really formenting. Unfortunately, its shaft bent/was bent and it ran at too high amps and was burning up and tripping the thermal overload all the time. The guys at Chugger pumps hooked me up with another one, at no charge. Just dropped it in the mail after an email, troubleshooting and a phone call. So now I have a pump with a bunch of spare parts.
I will probably have to purchase the three BG12 burners and some stainless bolts for making the burned adjustable. Also have buy bolts for the hitch mount.
The gas manifold should be mostly salvaged. I have a bunch of copper sizes, copper fittings, gas valves, copper hangers, etc. I will have to figure out a connection to the lp tank. I saw a 30psi regulator with 6' stainless braid hose somewhere for $20. This way my old turkey fryer burner is still around and functional.
Oh, I'm still scanning for casters and one broken corny. And I only have one keg so far; I will probably use my old hlt and coolers until I can rescue more kegs.
So far, with the pump and fittings, I'm at ~$250 for everything I have for the build. I am shooting for $350-400 total for materials and equipment (plus welding fees). I am sure I can come in way lower on materials if I can be somewhat patient and diligent on my spying.