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Old 02-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #361
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Yea on one of my old burners I also used the BBQ grate to give me enough base. I just don't want to tear this apart and rebuild if I go too wide. But I also want room to mount the burner. Think ill stick with the 13"
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:33 AM   #362
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Here is my submision, I am not finished with it as I am waiting for some more things to come in (Pumps and Casters), but it is mostly finished.


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Old 02-20-2013, 12:44 AM   #363
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Alot of great builds in this thread, and very informative. I have not seen anyone use the solid channel strut in a build? Is there any reason why you wouldn't to? To me it would end up looking alot more like a welded stand, and still have all of the functionality, thoughts?

 
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:55 AM   #364
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Alot of great builds in this thread, and very informative. I have not seen anyone use the solid channel strut in a build? Is there any reason why you wouldn't to? To me it would end up looking alot more like a welded stand, and still have all of the functionality, thoughts?
I'd say weight, price, and availability. I haven't seen it locally. I've had a tough time even finding bolts, nuts, and fittings other than online.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:16 AM   #365
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I'd say weight, price, and availability. I haven't seen it locally. I've had a tough time even finding bolts, nuts, and fittings other than online.
I have an electric supply company close by that carries the entire cooper b-line, channel and fittings. They list the solid channel as cheaper, just wanted to make sure it was not a major functionality disadvantage by going solid channle as opposed to slotted

 
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:18 AM   #366
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Yeah no reason why you shouldn't be able to use solid. I know I did a couple of fittings where I used the slots, you could always just drill it if you needed to.

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:42 PM   #367
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I am using stainless solid channel strut on my build right now. I will post pics when it is done. It isnt significantly heavier. At the local electrical supply store they were blowing it out and It was cheaper than the slotted... Which is why I bought it.

It looks great. Similar to square tubing for a welded stand.

Pictures coming soon. I am waiting till its done to post but the first pic of it during a loose assembly is pure brewing porn. Sorry to tease.

The stainless fittings are killing my budget though. And there is no point in having SS strut and not use SS fittings and bolts. eBay has been a project saver but it is taking longer than expected to build on budget. Either more money or more time to scour eBay for random parts on the cheap is needed.

 
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #368
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I am using stainless solid channel strut on my build right now. I will post pics when it is done. It isnt significantly heavier. At the local electrical supply store they were blowing it out and It was cheaper than the slotted... Which is why I bought it.
wow great score! was this a local mom-n-pop shop, or a national chain? i'd go with SS if it wasn't 5 times the price of zinc-plated.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #369
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Agreed!!

 
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #370
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The stainless fittings are killing my budget though. And there is no point in having SS strut and not use SS fittings and bolts. eBay has been a project saver but it is taking longer than expected to build on budget. Either more money or more time to scour eBay for random parts on the cheap is needed.
Do you have fittings in the path of the flame? Aren't your fittings internal anyway? Just trying to speed up your process so I can see the brew pron! :-)

 
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