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Old 04-10-2013, 11:09 PM   #11
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That is my general approach to porjects/DIY work
a) How much will it cost to pay someone to do it?
b) How much will it cost for the Materials/tools for me to do it?
c) Do I have time (is it not urgent)?

If b<a (or close) and c is yes, then I will always do it myself to learn the new skill.
I agree. For the size of metal I am using, and the pumps etc that I am putting on...it would cost me upward of $3-4K to have someone build this, plus shipping! The Metal was $175 wih the cuts already done. $100 for the welder, pumps, connections etc. I think my total was... around $800. I already had the 3 keggles though. If you bumped up the total to $1200-1500, I'm still saving. I won't lie though, it's a lot of work, but it's tons of fun!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #12
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Made lots of progress today. It's all tack welded and I'm starting to do the final welding.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:57 AM   #13
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Not bad welding for a beginner.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:32 AM   #14
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Pretty nice, I have minimal experiance (and hadn't done any in the last 2-3 years) and my stick welded stand looks terrible compared to yours! I probably got the hang of it on the second to last weld!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:43 AM   #15
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I have no welding experience but have wanted to learn for a while. You sir have inspired me to take this on...just as soon as I finish grad school! Cheers!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:03 AM   #16
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Pretty nice, I have minimal experiance (and hadn't done any in the last 2-3 years) and my stick welded stand looks terrible compared to yours! I probably got the hang of it on the second to last weld!
Thanks, but I know exactly what you mean!
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I have no welding experience but have wanted to learn for a while. You sir have inspired me to take this on...just as soon as I finish grad school! Cheers!
It's worth it! I'm tired of hefting heavy keggles around!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:24 AM   #18
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I just finished a building a stand out of a Werner portable scaffold and unistrut for that very reason! Brewed an Amber last weekend to try it out and man was my back happy! Thank you HBT, Chugger, Stainless Brewing, and Bobby M!!! But I still wanna learn how to weld and plan on building a better stand, but this works for now.

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:32 AM   #19
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Nice rig.
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Thank you! Keep us updated on your build (and your welding!)
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