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Gravity Fed Strut stand
« on: July 06, 2013, 08:02:35 AM »
Based on the recent article in Zymurgy. 
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 10:33:02 AM »
Sweet! Wish I had one...;)
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 11:59:48 AM »
Then build it!

Nice work...!
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 02:03:34 PM »
very nice indeed.
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 02:10:41 PM »
Very nice build!
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 02:46:48 PM »
Then build it!

Nice work...!

He already did!   ;D
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 09:04:51 AM »
How much did that strut cost you?  I've wanted to do it but the cost of the materials has me wondering if I should go angle iron and welding.
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 12:02:17 PM »
What's covering the 2nd and floor levels?  Looks like some kind of perforated metal.
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 12:52:31 PM »
looks like diamond plate.
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 03:02:44 PM »
Yes it is Diamond plate.

 It cost me approxiamtely $350.00 as far as I can remember.

I have a friend who welds, but getting him to do all these welds, would've taken eons!  That's why i opted for the bolt on application.  You definitely pay for it though.  I spent almost $175 in spring nuts and bolts!  Oh, and the diamond plate was given to me.
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2013, 07:18:29 AM »
How did you attach the burners?
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 07:48:23 AM »
How did you attach the burners?

My thoughts, exactly.  Looks like a Blichmann burner for the boil. I'm trying to work mine into the stand the same way.
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2013, 06:39:11 PM »
How did you attach the burners?

For the Blichmann I removed the legs and simply predrilled and screwed to mount the burner with the windscreen.  The interior width of the stand was almost perfect for that burner.

For the HLT burner, basically the same scenario, but I had to cut the legs off with my grinder, and mounted just about the same way.
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 06:38:06 AM »
How did you attach the burners?

For the Blichmann I removed the legs and simply predrilled and screwed to mount the burner with the windscreen.  The interior width of the stand was almost perfect for that burner.

For the HLT burner, basically the same scenario, but I had to cut the legs off with my grinder, and mounted just about the same way.

FYI if you use lock nuts for the burner mounting bolts, the plastic piece inside will melt.   :o  I'd suggest spring nuts stripped of the spring, which is probably what you did Justin.
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Re: Gravity Fed Strut stand
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 07:05:44 AM »
FYI if you use lock nuts for the burner mounting bolts, the plastic piece inside will melt.   :o  I'd suggest spring nuts stripped of the spring, which is probably what you did Justin.
I would have used lock washers, what are spring nuts?
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