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  • Fair Price for Stainless Steel Square Tube???

    Hey Guys,

    I'm planning on building a home brewing system, and the frame will be built out of 2"x2"x0.120" stainless square tube. the best price I have seen so far is $9.70/ft, for between 40-60'. I've heard of others who have gotten the stuff much cheaper...

    So, what is a fair price, and where are you sourcing it?

    FYI, I'm in the NYC area...

    Thanks,

    Bryan

  • #2
    FYI Only
    I'm paying $6.02 for 1.5" .062" wall food grade polished #6 inside and out, (round tube ) in Alaska. and $0.75 per foot for 1.5"x1.5"x.125" angle.


    You might find that Angle will be cheeper that tube its easer to make. In most instances it will work just as well for structural things.


    TJ
    TJ______________________________________

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    • #3
      Try Penn Stainless @ pennstainless.com Why does it need to be .120 wall? That will be a pretty stout frame.
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      • #4
        MMW,

        I just called Penn last night, and they gave me a similar price to where I found the 9.70/ft price...

        The frame will be holding at times up to 40 gallons of water along with additional features, adding up to a "lot" of weight. This was why I thought 0.120 thickness would be necessary. 0.062 may be able to hold the weight, but also keep in mind that this thing will be getting hot near the burners which is where the weight will be held.

        Maybe I should look into the 0.062 and ask someone with more engineering background to advise me... The thinner tube is MUCH more friendly on the wallet!

        This is a link to the basic type of design I wnat to build:
        http://www.alenuts.com/brutusbuild.htm

        Thanks,

        Bryan

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