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Old 03-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #11
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #12
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Looks great. Do you have a list of items you ordered (part numbers)

 
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:32 PM   #13
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You putting casters on it? Any plans to cover the pumps? Can you post dimensions? Even just in text (no diagram needed)

I ask so that I can steal any good ideas. )

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:55 AM   #14
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Here is the parts list ( http://www.strutchannelfittings.com/ )
4 X THK-002-PG-5 (5' solid strut) - full length for the top rails and 3 1/4" off for the bottom rails
2 X THK-002-PG-4 (4' solid strut) - cut in half for the legs
4 X THK-002-PG-3 (3' solid strut) - cut in 12 3/4" lengths for cross members
8 X THK-233 - angle bracket, used for corners
8 X THK-61 - splice straps, used to secure upper cross members to top rails
50 X THK-31 - strut nuts
1 X THK-450-50 - hex cap screw (50 pack)
4 X THK-147 - angle bracket, used to mount casters. I ordered the wrong ones initially so I'm waiting for these to arrive. (I got the casters from Caster City - 4" with brakes on the front ones)

Finished dimensions are 5' W X 16" D X 30" H

I had thought about putting some vertical and horizontal braces but noticed in one or two threads that a couple guys didn't. Turns out they're not needed - this thing is way strong enough without them.

Yeah, I plan on covering the pumps, just not quite sure how yet. I have a couple pieces of really thin aluminum sheeting that I might fabricate something with. Trying to figure out how to mount them to the strut since it's too thick to just use sheet metal screws.

I ran the burners today, no problems there. There is a big difference in how the heat rolls out from under my new pots as compared to my old keggles though. I never had to worry about the faucet handles getting too hot before but no so now. I ended up having to use the thin sheet metal guard that came with the pots. Might have to get some Brewhardare heat shields.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:18 AM   #15
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Great build. Thanks for posting the parts list. What did you use to cut the struts?

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:31 AM   #16
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What did you use to cut the struts?
I used a chop saw with a composite blade. Wasn't too bad. I found out by cutting the strut with the open end up it was easier and didn't wear out the blade so fast, then once i hit the solid part on the bottom I turned the piece 90 to cut the last section.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:34 PM   #17
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I see you used the galvanized material. I recall that you should not heat galvanized material. Any concern from that perspective? Other than that thanks for posting and i plan on plagiarizing your design

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #18
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I see you used the galvanized material. I recall that you should not heat galvanized material. Any concern from that perspective?
There is a lot of debate on the heating of galvanized metal. After reading about it I'm not really worried about it in the context that it's being used here. Wish I could have used stainless but it increases the cost about ten fold. I figure if I'm still brewing on this in 5 or 6 years and want/need to get something new I'll spring for a welded stainless stand then [kids will be done with college by then :-)]. In the meantime I can tweak and adjust this thing to my hearts content if I need to.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #19
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Thx for the info

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #20
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I'm going to secure the burner assemblies with an angle bracket that mounts to the strut under the side rails. I'll attach that to the shroud with a stainless bolt.
As for covering the pumps, yeah, planning on that, just not sure the best/easiest way. I have two small sheets of thin aluminum that I might try to fabricate something out of. Any ideas out there?
They have clear, weather resistant plastic boxes with swing out doors and weather stripping for outdoor electrical outlets, maybe you can find one big enough?

Question, looks like kab4 windscreens with smaller jet style burners?

Your build is awesome, so jealous.
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