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Don52
Don52
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Last Activity: 08-09-2017, 01:48 PM
Joined: 05-03-2008
Location: Troy, MI
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  • Don52
    replied to Flush Mount I-beam
    I screwed the plate, which was welded to the top of the of the Lally column to the tap plate,which was welded to the bottom of the I-beam and let it hang free. Next I attached a 1/2" plate to the concrete directly below the I-beam using Tapcon fasteners. Finally I TIG welded the new plate to...
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  • Don52
    replied to Flush Mount I-beam
    I also used 71M wire to weld a plate to the top of the Lally column. Next I used a manual fork lift to erect the I-beam. The North end of the I--beam rested on the North wall. I temporarily supported the South end of the I-beam with an adjustable Lally column to level it.

    7. Plate welded...
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  • Don52
    replied to Flush Mount I-beam
    I welded a tab to the south end of the I-beam to attach it to the south wall to stabilize it during erection of the I-beam, I used 0.035" wire with short circuit MIG because the plates were only 3/16". I used Lincoln 71M Outershield fluxcore to weld a 1/2" plate to the north end of the...
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  • Don52
    started a topic Flush Mount I-beam

    Flush Mount I-beam

    I am in the process of building an addition to the back of my garage to enlarge my shop area. The ceiling will require a 16 feet long W12"x16 lb/ft I-beam that will support the joists. The joists will support an attic, which will be used for storage. I chose to mount the I-beam flush with the...
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  • Don52
    replied to Mailbox Post
    I agree and you should see the wimpy two inch square tube that replaced it....
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  • Don52
    started a topic Mailbox Post

    Mailbox Post

    Recently the county re-did the traffic lights and widened the road at several of the intersections in town. As a part of the retrofit, they dug up some of the existing posts and discarded them in a dumpster. My customer thought that post that used to have the street crossing button on it would make...
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