finally got around to building a 3 tier wood system. i went this route for the cheapness of it, i had most of the lumber/screws/etc. laying around my shop. a fun project to build. i didn't take pictures throughout the process, since it was relatively easy and straightforward to build. if there are any questions, please feel free to ask.
height of HLT: 94"
height of MLT: 70"
height of BK: 49"
height includes 3.5" casters each rated for 225 lb.
the base is 25" (W) x 69" (L)
here's some pics:
out at our research farm, we got rid of an old soil aeration system that had inline thermometers. the entire copper manifold was just sitting on the scrap pile and I was able to salvage 3 of the thermometers with a 4" stem with 1/2" threads. they only go up to 200 deg, but work fine for my HLT.
I am looking to get some sort of stand built when I get into a bigger place later this summer. I will have an 8 gallon HLT, 10 gallon MLT (cooler), and my keggle. Since I came into some extra play money, I ordered a March 809 to do all my pumping for me. Trying to keep it pretty simple.
This also means that I will also be able to use my CFC I built a couple months ago. I will most likely plagerize your setup but with some modifications if I go the wood route...I might just go with a 2 shelf setup, but will see. Still have time to plan and whatnot.
yeah, i considered getting a march but had plenty of wood and didn't want to spend the coin... i will someday, but this should suffice for a while. there would be no plagiarism, this resulted from studying a bunch of others and just slapping some wood together! good luck with yours.