Leveling feet are tapped into a plate welded across the bottom of each leg.
Just got the tank stand back from the sandblaster. Nice and clean, ready to paint. It is very critical to keep it dry after they blast it with aluminum oxide to remove all of the scale and rust. Even the slightest amount of moisture will start it rusting. It was the perfect day to do the job with the humidity only at 35%, very unusual for Florida.
There was some drywall work to be done before the stand was placed. Not shown are some holes in the wall to accommodate a pair of Vortec MP-60s. There will be holes in the back side of the wall in a pantry area to allow access to the Vortecs.
The stand was brush painted with Sherwin Williams MacroPoxy 2-part epoxy paint. It was very thick and difficult to apply smoothly. It took two coats to cover the bare metal. Next, a piece of 3/4″ plywood was cut to size and holes drilled for the 1 1/2″ drains and 1″ returns.
MOVING THE STAND
I recruited a group of friends to help move the stand after a nearby ORCA club meeting. Pictured are Rick Loewen (me), Iggy Galarza, Mike Martin, Terry Alexander, James Goodyear and Al Schriber. The stand weights about 350 lbs., It easily took all of us to move the stand.
In the front door we come.