"Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

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"Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

Post by walterkennison » April 26th, 2018, 6:20 pm

yup, i think, i like that
first build named "Beauty,,, the beast"

Hi all,,,
been looking around for a little and wow,, you guys have some great ideas.
started my build a couple of days ago,,, building it for use by our lodge.
first build
a 500 gallon RF with cabinet
you never seem to know how big 500 gallons is until you crawl inside (no easy feat for me!)
thought the sides were going to be 1/4 ,,, was wondering why the plasma was toughing it out until the first door got lifted and 3/8 walls.
and oh yeah,,, doors must go all of 80 + lbs. amazing.
noch is cut for the FB,,, going to offset it about 1 1/2 inches out,,, overlap from tank to spherical end.
much grinding and cleanup to do.


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Re: "Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

Post by Dirtytires » April 26th, 2018, 6:36 pm

Welcome to the journey.... glad to have you sharing your build.



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Post by Big T » April 26th, 2018, 8:09 pm

Welcome aboard!! Start a build thread and post some pictures.


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Post by ajfoxy » April 26th, 2018, 9:01 pm

Welcome to the crew... yes pictures make it so much easier to share your enthusiasm... :D


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Re: "Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

Post by Elmacho » April 27th, 2018, 7:36 am

Welcome aboard. Can’t wait to see this build progress!


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Re: "Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

Post by walterkennison » May 2nd, 2018, 5:52 am

Thanks for the Welcome,,,,first week'
beauty1.jpg
s progress,,,
thinking this is like building an airplane,,,, just when you think your almost finished,,you have 90% to go. :)

next is handles and counterweights,,,, never expected the doors to weigh like that,,, 80+ lb each
sheared steel for the FB should arrive in 3 or 4 days,,,
need to do a weight and balance to place it on the trailer,,, converting an old boat trailer, single 3500lb axle.
later all
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Re: "Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

Post by walterkennison » May 2nd, 2018, 5:57 am

decision on hinge selection,,, the local trailer store had these in stock
Welding is done using lincoln .035 flux core
I was never a flux core fan,, but this is really working out well and with some minor adjustment my technique is slowly improving. (been a couple of years since I've welded this much.


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Post by Big T » May 2nd, 2018, 7:51 pm

There's a lot more work that goes in to building one of these things than most people realize. You should start you a build thread over in the RF section so that it'll be easier for people to find and follow your build.
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Post by ajfoxy » May 3rd, 2018, 4:37 pm

Looking good so far... :kewl:


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Post by Frank_Cox » May 3rd, 2018, 7:20 pm

welcome aboard buddy!
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Post by Dirtytires » May 4th, 2018, 9:47 pm

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Re: "Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

Post by walterkennison » May 6th, 2018, 9:03 pm

moving over to the RF builder thread


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Re: "Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

Post by walterkennison » May 6th, 2018, 10:01 pm

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I think that should get you there


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Re: "Beauty,,, the beast" 500 gal RF Build

Post by Big T » May 6th, 2018, 10:03 pm

yep that'll do it :beer:


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