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Just getting started on my single tier system. Bought a 120 amp 220V flux corre/mig welder from Harbor Freight at the President's weekend sale for half price. I've never welded anything before so I figured this will be good practice. Got started in the late afternoon and got about 3/4's of it done. I am using my cheap 10 inch miter saw with a cutoff wheel. I know you aren't supposed to do it but I am not cutting that much and blow out the motor with my air compressor after each cut. It works great. Sorry for the blurry pics. Light was low and the Iphone camera isn't that great in low light.

Cutting the tubing. 1.5 inch by 1/8th thick steel.


Squaring it up.




Actually got a decent weld.


Thanks to everyone that has posted these builds. Ya'll inspired me to make one myself as I am definite DIY'r your posts have already helped me a ton.:mug:
 
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you can wrap a few sheets of aluminum foil around your material close to the weld area and all of the splatter will be very easy to knock off with your grinder. useful tip i picked up on here from a clever DIYer. Good luck with the remainder!:mug:
 
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Got some more work done. It's nice to see it taking shape.


Going to start putting the gas system together this week.
 
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