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Old 03-13-2019, 07:48 AM
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And you are a "beginner" ?? A project like that is a LOOOOOONG way from a "beginnin" type project.
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Pardon me but this has all the earmarks of another post from a short time ago .
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:54 AM
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To the OP, are you confusing stainless and galvanized? Those shiney BBQ's you see at Home Depot are all stainless.

I also agree that this project is not something for the beginner, but maybe you're a quick learner.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:00 AM
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If galvanize it is done post welding .I would lean more toward stainless or powder coat the frame after assembly . Be sure and tell powder coater it will be UV exposed . There are some tricks there . I just removed the stuff on screwups . Several here can tell you the fun of that .
Midmo is spot on, commercially things are welded first and then galvanized,
after welding. I have proper respiratory equipment, but I still avoid welding
on zinc when every possible.

Now the frame here looks like it is just supporting your grill and counter so if
you wanted to weld it out of mild steel and see if you have a local company
that will hot dip galvanize it after you have it welded. My local galvanizer
has a 2-3 day turn around for one or two pieces. The charges are
reasonable.

Since you are new to welding I would really advise you not to weld the
material. The illness and headaches (think bad migrane) are NOT worth it.

I have had Zinc poisoning twice, once in the Navy when we were welding
under a piece of equipment that was supposed to be stainless but some
asshole who previously repaired it used galvanized. And a second time
when I thought I had enough ventilation, well I did not. So now I buy the
really good respirators when I have to weld it.

Stainless is also an option but expensive and harder to weld.

The design looks well thought out, do you already have the grill to mount?
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:28 AM
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Another "nope" for the galvanized tube. I ignored the warnings posted similarly and suffered my way through the lesson. Just don't.

You mentioned West Texas--exactly where? I've got projects I made from standard steel when I first started that have never seen the indoors nor a drop of oil or paint. They hold up just fine over a decade later. Rustoleum is cheap and very effective, especially on a BBQ grill holder-upper.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:01 AM
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If galvanize it is done post welding .I would lean more toward stainless or powder coat the frame after assembly . Be sure and tell powder coater it will be UV exposed . There are some tricks there . I just removed the stuff on screwups . Several here can tell you the fun of that .
Alright let me So you guys this.I am now shifting towards stainless steel and I am betting all my budget on this which is important.I also don’t plan to weld the frame because I have now discovered my equipment is unreliable etc.I am sending all this out.My concerns is using stainless steel vs galvanized.Now let me give a run down of the structure and the exposures it needs to endure.So outdoor grills are covered with concrete board cement on top of that and stone veneer.I hope to cover the bottom of this island with some boarding thick enough to keep the kitchen on a platform as to protect it from accumulating water up to maybe 2 inches or even a 1 ft.Inside it’s said that it can be humid and get up to 2-500 degrees or so so this is why you have to add 1 vent every 6 feet.So considering all this do you think stainless steel is good and what grade should I look to buy.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:35 AM
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Somewhere. I've seen this same sort of wool pullin display before.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:22 AM
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Don't listen to them....

You can use galvanized metal:
https://www.amazon.com/National-Hard...SIN=B0027E3JYG

Along with galvanized bolts & nuts.

No welding needed.

Or try unistrut.

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:15 AM
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Again I'll ask... what part of west Texas?
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:25 PM
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Interesting...

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...d.php?t=417002

https://www.diychatroom.com/f122/fab...-frame-655433/

Wonder what OTHER boards he/she/it is fuckin' with... Steve

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Old 03-14-2019, 01:00 PM
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Interesting...

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...d.php?t=417002

https://www.diychatroom.com/f122/fab...-frame-655433/

Wonder what OTHER boards he/she/it is fuckin' with... Steve
Yeah, I started catching on after my first reply... Sounded like another newbie
about a week ago here... that was persistently insulting members here.
although this is sort of without the direct insults. but still with intentions of being so.
I won't say it but he/she/it. is fairly intelligent. so, I won't say what give it away and I'm not so sure he/she/it. is that smart...
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