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Old 07-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #31
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Thanks, the washing from the solid over makes perfect sense. I will give that a go with a little less heat. Thanks again for the advise!
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #32
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Well humidity dropped and I would say a successful day! Welds are improving as well
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:39 PM   #33
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Looks great!! The weld in the last picture.. If your not a welder i would be proud of that. That weld looks good. They will only get better. I ike your stand design as it looks almost like mine. Keep up the good work

 
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #34
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Has anyone welded zinc plated wheels to their stand? Just curious about how this would affect the weld. Reluctant to bolt everything but will if needed. Attached a pic of one of the wheels I plan to use. 4" caster with zinc plated mounting plate. Good for 225lbs a piece and will have 4 of them.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:10 PM   #35
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They dont weld the best but it will work, Just dont breathe the smoke. You can take a grinder and grind some of the coating off and that will help it weld better. I was going to weld mine right to my frame but was thinking if i do that and one breaks, it may be hard to match it up right. I got a piece of 3x3 plate or so and welded it and drilled it so if i wanted to change the casters i wouldnt have to chop the stand.

 
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #36
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They dont weld the best but it will work, Just dont breathe the smoke. You can take a grinder and grind some of the coating off and that will help it weld better. I was going to weld mine right to my frame but was thinking if i do that and one breaks, it may be hard to match it up right. I got a piece of 3x3 plate or so and welded it and drilled it so if i wanted to change the casters i wouldnt have to chop the stand.
Good point. Have some extra pieces so I am going to weld a few more cross pieces and bolt them on. Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:19 AM   #37
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Ok stand is now mobile. Took some advice about not welding zinc plated and chose to bolt them on. Two 4" locking swivels and two 4" fixed casters. Each caster is rated for 225lbs. Pics attached below.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:37 AM   #38
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Looks good!! I like how you used the tubing to space it out an make the pad for your casters.

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #39
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Looks good!! I like how you used the tubing to space it out an make the pad for your casters.
Thanks! I was going to go get a plate, cut, and drill it but figured I had the extra pieces so why spend more $. Next thing is to build and mount the heat shields for the burners. One of the guys going in on the build bought the burners which should be delivered next week. Went with 2 of the Bayou burners
which we will mount in spots 1 and 2. For the heat shields/mounts I picked up a 36" X 24" sheet of 16ga steel. Going to cut 2 strips and bend round and spot weld by drilling some offset holes and filling in with weld material. Moving pretty good now.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:41 PM   #40
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Are those double locking casters? If not you could possibly have them rotate once you start loading up your brewstand with weight. Double locking casters lock the caster (Rolling) as well as locking the pivot about the swivel axis.

 
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