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cpw
11-28-2011, 10:07 AM
So I have my new Fatboy, and I'd like to build a cart for it, similar to the one that Pitmaker uses with their safe:
http://www.pitmaker.com/gallery/?vin=62369936#BBQ-Smoker-Safe-1a.jpg

I already have the majority of the steel angle that I need, but I need to buy a few feet of square tube. My question is, is the stuff at Home Depot/Lowes/etc strong enough to use in this kind of application? I was looking at the 1-1/4" square tube, with a wall thickness of 1/16". There's quite a big price jump from the 1/16" thick to the 1/8" or 3/16" so that's why I'm asking.

Thanks in advance!

Chad

abangs
11-28-2011, 09:03 PM
Min 1/8 preferably 3/16

OutlawSwine
11-28-2011, 09:13 PM
3/16 if you can swing it. Do it right the first time and you never have to worry about it again. Those cookers aren't cheap. Don't risk it with thin metal.

cpw
11-29-2011, 06:57 AM
Sounds good. Thanks for the info.