Originally Posted by dealm9
awesome. i love the determination. i was just curious because in the near future i would either like to build one of these or buy a lang, and am curious as to how the cost of making one of these stacks up to buy the equivalent commercial one. how much did the last build end up running you and do you have any estimates on what this one will cost when she is all said and done. look forward to watching this thing come together
I don't have accurate numbers on the 36" that I built because I designed and built it one way. Tried it and wasn't happy with it, then converted it to a reverse flow.
I expect this one to cost about $600 - $700. I will keep track of it and post it when it all completed. So far the tank cost me $80 and I spent $25 for a bunch of cutoff wheels for the angle grinder. I have an almost full box of welding rods, so that is another $20 or so.
I plan to do all of the work, except I think I will take it somewhere to have it sandblasted.