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Old 10-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Ok so i am wondering! Do i have to use a weld or can i braze my brew stand together?

Reason i am asking i have a bunch of brazing sticks at home and oxy acetylene torch and i know how to braze so there would be no equipment cost to me here but will it be strong enough for a single tier brew stand with keggals on it and maybe a tippy dump type of setup?

Thanks for any and all help i REALLY wana get my stand going ASAP and this would be awesome if i could do it all myself

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:57 AM   #2
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Any help please?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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I wouldn't. I don't think braze joints have that much structural integrity. Great for patching holes and fittings, but I wouldn't use it for a butt or miter joint on steel.
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If you have oxy/acetylene you can weld it you know. Its not as pretty as an arc, takes a little longer but would hold just fine. Get some welding not brazing rod, practice a bit and weld it up.

Here. Read this...

http://www.stanford.edu/group/prl/do...tml/OAweld.htm
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You can braze it - but I would add something for some extra structure. You're going to be putting 15 * 8lb = 120lb (plus weight of kettle) on there so you want a lot of structure. Brazing is not bad, but I would want some extra structure.
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Thanks for the info I was not aware I could weld with it hum will have to give it a try
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