Originally Posted by Bender
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.
This is an excellent build. Looking at the materials list, I noticed that the much of the cost of materials is in the casters:
Qty Part# Description Price
2 each 8968K26 1-1/2" X 1-1/2", 6’ length $17.32
6 each 4664T65 2-1/4" X 1-1/2", 6’ length $66.54
16 each 4664T22 Steel Corner Plate, 6"x 6" $35.52
1 pack 4664T61 Bolts W/nuts & Washers $12.89
4 each 8789T42 400 lb. capacity caster $91.84
The cost is really low without the casters. I think you could shop around and find a better deal on those or maybe even scrounge them up somewhere for free.
One thing I find very appealing is that this rig will weigh a lot less than most of the typical over-designed rigs. I would not be concerned about rust at all. Sure, it will develop some rust. That's unavoidable, but so what? Makes it that much more manly IMO. Just paint it and touch it up now and then if you feel it needs it. Personally, I would not paint it at all.