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Old 05-01-2010, 01:21 AM   #11
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How sturdy is this stand?
It's very strong. I'm nearly certain the casters would break before the frame bent. I haven't had it under full heat yet, but the guy who designed the original has some pictures after a few sessions. If you want to build one order two sets of the fastening hardware.

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Looks good! Now, get to brewing!
Hoping to do so this month, but I still have keggles to put together.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:20 AM   #12
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Now I KNOW Bender stole my Erector Set. Looks very nice. Happy Brewing.

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Old 05-01-2010, 06:30 AM   #13
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This just what I was looking to do myself, nice work!

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:08 PM   #14
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Kick ass! Nice job Bender!

I've since added some switched outlets for the pumps and used "waterproof" boxes/switch covers that I picked up at the home depot for a few bucks. I wired in an extension cord and plug that into a portable GFCI outlet.

Here's an old pic before I added a second pump...



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Copied from Sam Scott's Wallace.

I'm calling mine the Popeye. You can't see it, but all three burners are lit. I plan to add a Brutus style control panel eventually, but time is tight and I didn't want to wait until the fall to get it going.

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #15
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alright well i found my project for the fall.. I am building this bad boy!

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:42 PM   #16
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It's very strong...
Definitely strong... the most expensive part of my build were the casters because I got ones that were rated at 400lbs each. One keg filled to the top with water weighs in at about 150 or so lbs. I filled all 3 kegs to the top with cold water and stood on the frame while kind of bouncing up and down all while a friend rolled me around a little just to see if the casters seized under the weight. Casters worked fine and nothing budged, bent, or squeaked. I've been using mine for over 2 years (25 batches or so) and it seems as strong as ever.
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This is what I used for my stand also. I bought the steel at home depot and used high temp paint to help prevent rust. I'm still doing the finishing touches, but it will be a brutus plus or minus a couple things. Questions though, what size bolts did you use for the march pumps? The ones I got from mcmaster are too big, and I haven't had a chance to bring the pump down to HD.

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Old 05-26-2010, 10:11 PM   #18
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are there plans for building this somewhere?

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Questions though, what size bolts did you use for the march pumps? The ones I got from mcmaster are too big, and I haven't had a chance to bring the pump down to HD.
I enlarged the holes on the pump with a drill bit.
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are there plans for building this somewhere?
http://www.aleiens.com/profiles/blog...-weldless-brew

You need two sets of the bolt kits.
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