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  • #16
    Do compressor house doors count?

    I made this for my compressor shed. I used hardware cloth for the screen. It's held on by 1/2 strap and screws. To mount the door I welded tabs to the frame and bolted it thru the inner wood frame.

    What are you guys paying for 1 x 1 16 ga tube? 3 20' are 48 bucks around here.
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    • #17
      Frank, I haven't purchased any steel pipe or square tubing lately, but that sounds about right.

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      • #18
        Very nice shed.............does it ever freeze there?
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        • #19
          No SS just mild steel. I do pay a bit more for cold rolled or P&O instead of hot rolled when it is going to be sanded, colored and clear coated though, it saves the grease in my elbows.


          • #20
            I had a compressor outside for about 4 yours, the cold was not much of a problem.
            Tim Beeker,
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            (my side bussiness)

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            • #21
              nice looking work

              Mostly I make rolling and swing gates and panels. Maybe two or three times a year we will make something with vines, leaves, etc.
              Somebody asked about finding a lock box. Kings Metals sells several sizes, with no minimum order. I have noticed the boxes seem to be a gauge or two thinner then they used to be. Try looking up or asking them for a 13g or 14g thick box. Get one with flat faces as they are easier to work with. Some of the low profile boxes are bubbled out to give more room inside the lock box, but seem to be rather thin steel.
              A pointer---Try using 16g 3/4" pickets instead of the common 18g 5/8"instead. The doors will be far more resistant to denting and there isn't much price difference on a small project.
              Much Home Depot stuff uses 19g!!!!!!!!!! It gives ornamental iron guys a bad name.
              Last edited by deafman; 06-28-2008, 01:05 PM. Reason: spelling