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Old 02-16-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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So I decided to do a little project and reproduce a top tier style stand without paying the huge cost. My plan is to use something like the basement support columns you can buy at a home improvement store, along with angle iron from scrap and caster wheels bought on eBay. The rest of the components are made by Blichmann.

I own two propane burners from Blichmann, and they are incredible. So, in an attempt to mount my burners to my rig I decided to use the same mounting arms but to make them myself. I've tried to buy the arms but they are only sold as a package with the Top Tier. There's also a burner install kit I purchased online to complete the project; http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...stall-Kit.html. This includes a cross member support to stiffen the arms.

Below are the plans of measurements taken from the burner arm of a friend who owns a stand. This could be a pain for those who don't have access to a laser cutter and a brake press. Good luck, hopefully this will help someone doing the same project.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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How wide/far apart are the mounting arms at where they mount to your rig? I'm trying something similar, but mounting to 2'' square stock. What ga. metal did you use?

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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I used 1/16 thick stainless sheet metal and copied the original completely. The center mast I used is the same as their extruded aluminum, 3.5 square.

 
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:40 AM   #4
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I had to open up the connecting holes to allow for a tolerance, other than that it seems pretty solid.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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You can buy the same mast blichmann uses at http://www.faztek.net/ww3/products.asp?cat=12 I'm not sure which series they use but it appears to be the same aluminum T-slot they use.

 
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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You can buy the same mast blichmann uses at http://www.faztek.net/ww3/products.asp?cat=12 I'm not sure which series they use but it appears to be the same aluminum T-slot they use.
Blichmanns center tower is 3.5 x 3.5, with center of the slots 1" in from the edge. Here's a profile picture from there manual.
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