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  • #16

    Very informative.

    Is the scaffolding in your photos unique to your country?
    Looks like aluminum construction.
    Can you post a photo of wide angle view of how it is installed.

    Here in the US we typically use sectional steel type.

    Now having said that, I saw this type used in Hong Kong and China when I went there to visit our company's factory to address quality issues with our products.

    Still used today.

    I did ask an engineer at one construction site about this method and he told me that this "wire & wood" technique is similar our use of tie wire to connect rebar although their "tie" wire is typically steel 1/8" to 3/16" in diameter. He then invited me to climb up and inspect it for myself. I took him up on the offer and was very impressed. It wasn't "bouncy" at all and I really felt safe. The "bamboo" is not always true bamboo. Sometimes it is straight round debarked wood limbs and varies from 4" to 6" in diameter at the wide end.

    But perhaps the difference is that the guys installing it are the same ones climbing up and doing the work.

    I fell once, only about 12 ft and had a full body harness on to save my butt, but I had bruises from the straps for weeks.

    thank you osha..............
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    • #17
      Hi Burnt Hands,
      This is not the type of scaffold that is used on the outside of buildings.
      This is a push around walk up its stair/ladder type for packing pallet racking to 3 meters high.
      I will get a pic so you can see what it looks like.

      I went to Singapore in 1982 & experience the bamboo building scaffold. Very strong and stable but no chance it will ever be used in Australia. Our Work place health and safety would never allow it.

      Grip it and Rip it


      • #18
        Here is a link to a aluminium scaffold company in Australia.

        Used the mobile scaffold quite a bit.

        Kemppi Pro Evolution 4200
        Kemppi 530 wire feed with MXE panel
        Kemppi ProCool ( coming soon)
        Cigweld TransMig 210se
        Cigweld TransTig 200 AC/DC
        Hypertherm PowerMax45
        CutSkill O/A setup
        Speedglas 9000x adflow
        Speedglas 9100xx


        • #19
          It doesn't look like a part of a scaffold, but more like a stair type, not meant to load anything but more for just climbing up and work from.
          Not much weight carrying capacity.
          Very thin wall materials as I can see.


          • #20
            So show us what it should look like

            Set up a sample joint like that and show us your bead.

            Being a beginner it helps if I can see right and wrong side by side.

            Looks like the guy did take a grinder to it first for cleaning.
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            • #21
              Hi Thrutraffic,
              First of all I would have to have one of those units, Which I don't.
              Who knows what type of ali it is, I don't do you? I doubt the welder did.
              Second I have lots of ali projects here take a look.
              Next if you use a grinder that has been used on steelwork you have just contaminated the ali surface. The sections are thin and grinding 1mm off would have weakened it.
              Third take a good look at the weld, is there black soot? That is not good.
              Forth and most important did he cure the disease or just treat the symptoms. If this unit is getting loaded in some unusual way than he should not fix it unless the original fabricator has agreed to its mod. Then gusset plates or struts could be added to solve the issue.
              Work place accidents are big money for lawyers and insurance companies not to mention the poor Joe that gets hurt.

              Please post your ali welds and may be someone here can help you on your journey.

              Grip it and Rip it


              • #22
                Originally posted by Jigantor View Post
                This repair weld looks like two witchety grubs.

                Very much in love too..........
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                • #23
                  Them grubs would catch fish
                  Probably Bass

                  Grip it and Rip it