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  1. #1
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    Default pics of bottling tank stand?

    Anybody got any pics of a homemade bottling tank stand? I have a 30gal. tank and want to build a sturdy stand using 2X4's or 4X4's.
    Thanks.
    Tim Wilbanks
    Kalona Honey Company, LLC www.kalonahoney.com

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    Default Re: pics of bottling tank stand?

    I have a 100lb tank on a rolling stand. I can park it near the woodstove to keep it warm.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6yi037b2p...tankstand2.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/c83cdtpv5q...tankstand1.jpg
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    Default Re: pics of bottling tank stand?

    I made one out of 4x4's, with 2x rails, and a plywood top to this design I found on youtube. Please bear with the guy, and his English. The guy has a good heart. He is trying to use youtube to help people. The design is solid and simple.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cuJAdiHvus

    Here is how mine came out.
    http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/Ad...czmrg.jpg.html
    Last edited by Adrian Quiney WI; 12-10-2013 at 08:47 PM.

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    Default Re: pics of bottling tank stand?

    Thanks guys, that's what I was looking for. Adrian, yours is almost exactly what I was picturing in my mind. I'll watch the youtube video. Thanks again.
    Tim Wilbanks
    Kalona Honey Company, LLC www.kalonahoney.com

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    If you are going to pay big bucks on a new bottling tank, why penny-pinch on a stand???
    I prefer 3 legs on anything but the Maxant tank has 4 feet.
    In designing a stand, one has to take into consideration WHERE THE WEIGHT OF THE TANK PLUS CONTENTS ARE TO BE SUPPORTED BASED ON THE TANK DESIGN.
    All that is left is to cut 1/2" plexiglass for the shelves.
    Also, wrap the new tank. I use Harbor Fright moving blankets.
    The legs are 1 x 2 3/32 wall tube. The feed have floor anchors.
    The stand has anchors that clamp the tank feet secure. They are powdercoated.
    The new tank holds 500lbs. A person needs to think about what could go wrong in working around such a weight.
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: pics of bottling tank stand?

    Harry, nice stands, and a nice job with the insulating blankers.

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    Default Re: pics of bottling tank stand?

    My bottling tank stand is a heavy duty stainless steel restaurant kitchen table. It will hold three 100g. tanks but leaving that much weight on it scares me. I this year added three smaller SS tables to my extracting room for cut comb cutting and draining. And recently the short one shown in the picture on the right to bottle onto. The c-clamps hold the tanks on the table when we tip them as they get empty.


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    Default Re: pics of bottling tank stand?

    Mobile engine stand
    I just had my second 40 gallon Maxant tank repaired, and was comtemplating what I will do with it. I bought two and refurbished them, even though I probably only need one. Anyway, I was thinking that if I need a decent vessel for for making syrup to feed next falls bees, or I decide to process wax like Ron Householder does, a mobile stand would be useful.
    Has anyone adapted an engine stand for the purpose? I envisage the stand supporting a plate big raised enough to allow a 5 gallon bucket to fit underneath.
    A used engine stand like this. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cs...244763624.html

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