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Old 07-27-2010, 04:18 PM   #41
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Damn I just built one out of wood. I would have done this if I knew it would have been this cheap.. Ah well. Next project on the list. I have to get off this site. I am spending way too much.


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Old 07-27-2010, 10:47 PM   #42
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You will need two sets of the bolt/washer/nut kits.
You know I thought I remembered reading that somewhere and then decided I was imagining things, so I ordered one set Oh well, I want to hit up Home Depot for some of the cement board anyway. I'm planning on using the Coleman Extreme cooler and will be building out the end so that more than 50% of the bottom surface area of the cooler is supported, just in case. So I'll definitely need more bolts... I should learn to trust my gut.

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Gremlyn1, let me know if you need any help or have any questions. I'm just finishing up a brutus clone made in this style. You will definitely need two hardware sets. The angle steel can be found at HD, as with most of the other parts, or check out Fastenal near downtown or Hayes bolt & supply in case you wanna save on shipping.

I'm hoping to have mine up for a test run this weekend. Just have to get the gas and pilot finished up.
Thanks, I maybe have some questions on plumbing the propane


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Old 09-14-2010, 03:37 PM   #43
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looks good. what type of metal is the framing? aluminum ( i hope not), galvanized, or something else? just dont want it to rust.
What's wrong with Aluminum?
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:49 PM   #44
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Sorry, forgot to post a picture. Here you go...

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What's wrong with Aluminum?
There's a lot of weight on the rig and aluminum has a much lower melting/softening point than steel.
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which sections used the 2-1/4 vs the 1-1/2? Wondering why two different sizes were used
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
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The vertical beams are the 1.5"x1.5" and the horizontal beams are the 2.5"x1.5". I assume this was done to give more surface area to hold brew pots and the like.
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...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 ....
Now that is funny stuff! It would make a viral video!
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As was mentioned earlier, price really drops when you take the casters away which I am assuming could be found at Harbor Freight for MUCH less. These ones are huge! But they do support 450 lbs. and the price is right. I'm guessing the bolt pattern won't match though.

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-...ake-46819.html

2x 8968K26 Galvanized Low-Carbon Steel 90 Degree Angle Perforated, 1-1/2" X 1-1/2" Legs, 5/64" Thk, 6'L $8.66 each $17.32
6x 4664T65 Steel Perforated Flat and Angle Framing Angle, Hot-Dipped Galvanized, 2-1/4" X 1-1/2", 6'L $11.64 each $69.84
16x 4664T22 Steel Perforated Flat and Angle Framing Galvanized Steel Corner Plate, 6" X 6" X 6" $2.25 each $36.00
2x 4664T61 Steel Perforated Flat and Angle Framing Hardware: Zinc-Plated Steel Bolts W/Nuts & Washers, packs of 50 $6.45 pack $12.90

Total $136.06

Of course, this is not including S/H. How do you find out if there is a local warehouse (Will Call???)? No idea what a Will Call is.

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Another thought...

If you put some kind platform on the bottom (wood or otherwise), could you put the propane tank down there? Would it fit?

I'm guessing that even if it does fit, the answer is it will be too close to the burners.

One other question now that I am thinking of it...

For anyone who has built this stand, do you wish that you would have used 8ft sections instead of the 6ft (provided you have the room)? I'm thinking of going 8ft just to get some more separation between the vessels. Additonal cost would be ~$24. Justified?

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