Wow, lots of pieces. Nice job, must have taken a lot of time, cutting and fitting. Did you use mig, flux-core or stick?
How did you stand it up? Edit: AZguy beat me.
Saddling a dead horse, there's a right way and wrong way to install cable clamps. Sberry's link shows how. Somehow strength is effected, whether you put the u-bolts around the length of the strand or the rolled back stub.
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Thread: My tallest welding project ever.
08-14-2008, 09:35 PM #11RETIRED desk jockey.
Hobby weldor with a little training.
Craftsman O/A---Flat, Vert, Ovhd, Horz.
Miller Syncrowave 250.
08-14-2008, 10:18 PM #12at home:
2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
2008 Suitcase 12RC
2009 Dynasty 200DX
2000 XMT 304
2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251
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08-15-2008, 10:47 AM #16
One thing I forgot to mention was the anchors. There are 8 anchors, the inner ones are made from 2" rolled steel angle, reinforced at the tops for hammering. The outer ones are made from 2" scrap tubing I had at hand, all the anchors are 3 feet long. All the anchors are secured by a 4 feet long wood log (used on fences), the logs are buried 4 feet deep and 4 feet far from the anchors. I made 4 tensors for the outside wires, 3.5 feet long, in that way we were able to do the final adjustments of the wires without removing the clamps due to the extra margin of regulation they provide.