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Old 12-16-2007, 06:45 PM   #31
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I think what you're looking at so far is at least three queen size frames. The long sides are 53" and the cutoff piece is too short for anything else. The sides and legs are about 16" so I might have gotten 6 pieces out of another frame. I don't remember really. I have about 12 frames in the garage all cut down to raw material. I expect to use just about all of it.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:10 PM   #32
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Looking good, Bobby!
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:31 PM   #33
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:06 PM   #34
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I spent about 9 hours over at my parent's house yesterday finishing up the welding. I still have to grind some of the sloppy welds and strip to paint off the top so I can paint it with BBQ paint.



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Old 12-27-2007, 07:18 PM   #35
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Looks Great Bobby! Can't wait to see how it looks when completed
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Looks like things are coming along nicely. I think the angle iron around the top to hold the kettles in place is a great idea.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:23 PM   #37
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That looks really nice, and really low profile; much lower than the one I'm building. What's the height above ground and where will that put the top of your keggles?

Also, what kind of burners are you planning on using?

 
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:47 AM   #38
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It will be a little higher after the 4" casters go on. The keg platform will be 20" from the floor. I wanted the tops of the kegs to be low enough that I can comfortably stir the mash without a step stool.

I'm using 23 tip natural gas ring burners plugged down to about 15 each.
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:44 PM   #39
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That looks pretty reasonable, Bobby. Glad you're tackling some welding - it's fun, isn't it?

With regard to metal for a project like this - if you can't find spare bedframes on the cheap, angle iron is very inexpensive. 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/8" hot rolled angle shouldn't cost more than $1 a foot from a steel supplier (look up steel supply, metal supply, pipe supply, or salvage in the Yellow Pages).
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I've collected so many bedframes over the past months that I actually have about 6 full ones left over now. Yes, welding is freakin addictive. At first, I was just trying to get a good enough bead to make it work as fast as possible. Towards the end I was putting beads where they weren't even necessary just for more practice. I need to upgrade my electrical service so I can buy my own.
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