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Old May 7th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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I thought i would post some pic's of the progress on my home built bottler stand. I still need to mount a propane burner, drill some holes to attach the stainless shelf to the steel frame and paint the frame. This stand is set up for Jim's 16x16 steam pan bottler. I also had Jim make a 13x18 stainless shelf that i built a adjustable frame for. The shelf is adjustable from 3inch's to 15inch's in one inch increments for different sized containers, or it can be taken off for filling 5 gallon bulk containers. I like having a large shelf for bottles, caps and having a wash cloth handy.

BTW Jim is that message on the laser film for me? Or did Angela write that for you? Very nice work Jim Thank You !
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Thanks, pretty simple build. I figured i would post some pic's if anyone was looking for ideas for building a stand for a bottler/finisher. You can save a few bucks and have fun at the same time, well at least if you like fabricating as i do.
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BTW Jim is that message on the laser film for me? Or did Angela write that for you? Very nice work Jim Thank You !
Very funny Xak. Had a minor heart attack or something a couple weeks ago. Now she is protecting me like I'm a newborn baby.

Anyway, I guess I remember writing that on there. It is not often I send a part out that is not hemmed. It makes me cringe to think about how the small manufacturers build and sell pans with raw, exposed edges. There is not an insurance policy in existence that would cover that type of work.

The stand looks GREAT Xak!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

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If Angela had that handwriting she would still be in the 3rd grade
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XYZ nice looking stand, very well made.

I see that you are using nuts and bolts to mount the shelf to the front.
I few things that I can offer, now it is just my 2 cents that is all I can afford.

The bottom two bolts are not needed. Just weld little studs that stick out the so that they will fit into the drilled holes, more like a indexing pin. No real benifit to having them bolted tight as the weight of the shelf and the jugs sitting on it makes a tigher fit.
Also I would weld nuts to the inside of the legs and make a longer T type bolts on the front so that it would be tool free to move the shelf to different heights.

Now just a nice coat of paint and that thing will look good.
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Thanks Dennis, I have the 4 bolts tight for welding the cross bar to support the shelf. In hindsight i wish i would have asked Jim bend all four sides and i wouldn't have to do that, Sounded good on paper. I was planning on using 2 bolts and wing nuts for adjusting the height.
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My older Grimm canner has a rod on each side that is bent down. Just stick it in at what ever height and it stays. Muck easier to move.I have filled 5 gallon jugs on it.
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Also I would weld nuts to the inside of the legs and make a longer T type bolts on the front so that it would be tool free to move the shelf to different heights
Hey i like that, i dont mind taking time do a little extra when it will make things easier in the long run.
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Just thought i would post some pic's of my finished bottler stand. Works great, the shelf is easily adjusted by using a homemade T bolts and nuts welded on the back side of the frame as Dennis H suggested.
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