2 tier rig; DIY special

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atl_sud

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Using ideas I found on various boards I finished my 2 tier stand today.

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Just need to get some cement board for the bottom shelf and the space to the left of the HLT burner. I plumb in the gas lines for my next enhancement.
 

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That looks a lot like mine! You might consider a wood block or something to put under it in the middle for when it is full. I found that I accidentally bent an L piece while moving mine. I thought it could handle falling a few inches as the wheels went over a step. Also, a corner to corner flat piece (or two, or three) will help keep it from becoming a parallelogram.
 

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I drew up a couple suggestions to improve rigidity, strength and safety. The last thig you want is 10 gallons of 170 degree water falling on you.

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I would put the cross braces shown above and another pair of casters in the middle. Or, you could go with Coasterine's suggestion and set a 4x4 under it each time. But it definately looks like it will sag.
 

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McMaster sells the steel 6x6" corner plates for support 4664T22
 
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Thanks for the improvements to the design. I will definitely be implementing them before the next brew.
 
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