Im very new here but figured I would throw up a build thread for building my ballast box for anyone that cares! These first few are getting it tacked together and starting to take some shape. The steel is 3/16" thick. I had it cut where I bought the steel at so I wouldnt have to handle 2/3 of a sheet of 3/16 steel. I am doing all the welding with a Hobart Handler 125EZ. Its a pretty small welder but it will burn through 1/8 plate very easy and penetrates 3/16 great. I have welded a lot with it, mostly 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4, and never had a weld get broken.