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Old 04-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
TravelingBrewer22
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So, I'm looking to build my single tier for recently acquired and cut keggles. I'm not a welder, I dont know any welders, and I dont have the $ to buy one and learn to weld. But, I've been tossing around the idea in my mind for a weldless single tier stand using threaded steel pipe. If I use 2" steel piping and join everything I'm thinking it should hold up well enough and be a bit more portable if necessary. However,

Will it cost more to build?
Will it work?

Thanks!



 
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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don't forget just because you cant weld what u want doesn't mean it cant be held together with nuts and bolts! just drill holes and put the bolts through.



 
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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don't forget just because you cant weld what u want doesn't mean it cant be held together with nuts and bolts! just drill holes and put the bolts through.
exactly. If you have access to a drill press and a cutoff saw, you can still use steel if you'd like. Just bolt it together. make some triangles to make your joints, and bolt them to your legs/top.

 
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:47 PM   #4
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Steel pipe will work, but there are much cheaper materials for a weldless design. Slotted angle iron seems to be a popular choice around here. Here's an example-

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/weld...-stand-174224/

 
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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Steel pipe will work, but there are much cheaper materials for a weldless design. Slotted angle iron seems to be a popular choice around here. Here's an example-

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/weld...-stand-174224/
there ya go! perfect setup. probably just what OP was looking for

 
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:17 PM   #6
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I built a single tier stand using old metal bed frames and self drilling screws. Worked great and was less than $40. My buddy scored a welder and beefed it up for me, but it was just as sturdy without welds.



 
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