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    Post Look What $800.00 Will Get Ya !!(Not Much)

    Look what was delivered to me this afternoon. 2 pieces 6" sch40 pipe 12 Ft. long. It's galvanized but should be gold plated at that price. I am not sure why a contractor or for that matter anybody would pay $175.00 more than what he would have too. Any way thies are going to be columns to support a single story porch roof. They get set in concrete four feet deep and 20" round. My job is to fabricate saddles for the wood beams to bolt to. Have to wait to get exact measurements you know get that in writing have the contractor sign that that's the measurments needed, It's called covering your rear end, then I can get started. All in a days work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by urch55 View Post
    Look what was delivered to me this afternoon. 2 pieces 6" sch40 pipe 12 Ft. long. It's galvanized but should be gold plated at that price. I am not sure why a contractor or for that matter anybody would pay $175.00 more than what he would have too. Any way thies are going to be columns to support a single story porch roof. They get set in concrete four feet deep and 20" round. My job is to fabricate saddles for the wood beams to bolt to. Have to wait to get exact measurements you know get that in writing have the contractor sign that that's the measurments needed, It's called covering your rear end, then I can get started. All in a days work.
    I refer to that as CYA I'll let you figure the letters out...

    Are you going to bolt your saddles to the pipe so as not to burn off the galvy coating? or weld and re-dip?

    They should have ordered bare steel weld as needed and then powder coated the finish product to color match.. to each their own I guess..
    Steve

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    Exclamation Jump "Yes Sir How High"

    I will weld the saddles to the pipe. the saddles are going to be made out of 1/4" hot roll flat bar. I think the contractor is just going to spray it with zinc.. I do not know why the engineer spec ted it out with Galvanize. But you know the old saying they say jump we say how high..But that was the second question I asked the contractor why Galvanized..
    Bob

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    Talking Sir Yes Sir

    Bob,

    I understand your position, I have been there many times myself.

    Normally after welding the next and last phase to a project is the painting I did industrial coatings for several years.. By the time the job gets to you they are over-budget or out of money and expect you to do miracles for nothing..

    Just keep the fans on High..
    Steve

    Bobcat 250EFI

    Syncrowave 250

    Millermatic 350P

    Hypertherm 1250

    A Bunch of tools

    And a forklift to move the heavy stuff with..

    Looking at CNC Plasmas

    It's Miller Time - Get Back To Work!

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    Exclamation He is Heavy He is Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Pass-N-Gas View Post
    Bob,

    I understand your position, I have been there many times myself.

    Normally after welding the next and last phase to a project is the painting I did industrial coatings for several years.. By the time the job gets to you they are over-budget or out of money and expect you to do miracles for nothing..

    Just keep the fans on High..
    A big Amen on the fans, I think I will do that welding outside with a fan on as well.. I need your big girl over here, at 19 lbs per ft. It would be nice to have a helping hand. Of course as you can see in one of the pictures I do have a engine hoist.But that is no comparison to your Girl..
    Bob

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    Default She's Topped Off..

    and ready for a road trip..LOL..

    When were done with your project I could go to the beach and pick up an order of those bikini fish that your state is noted for..
    Steve

    Bobcat 250EFI

    Syncrowave 250

    Millermatic 350P

    Hypertherm 1250

    A Bunch of tools

    And a forklift to move the heavy stuff with..

    Looking at CNC Plasmas

    It's Miller Time - Get Back To Work!

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    Thumbs up Gone Fishin

    Quote Originally Posted by Pass-N-Gas View Post
    and ready for a road trip..LOL..

    When were done with your project I could go to the beach and pick up an order of those bikini fish that your state is noted for..
    Are you talking about the ones with legs or fins.????

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    Quote Originally Posted by urch55 View Post
    2 pieces 6" sch40 pipe 12 Ft. long.

    Nice to see Jesse James is alive and well, living in Gulfport Florida!!!
    Ouch!

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    Thumbs up Spud Shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonora Iron View Post
    Nice to see Jesse James is alive and well, living in Gulfport Florida!!!
    Ouch!
    Yes Talk about a gigantic side by side.Hmmmm I wander what gauge this could be.??? I will have to nail (weld) it down If I fire it off July 4th.. WOW talk about a spud shooter. What is you longitude and latitude. Hehehe

    Bob

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    Smile One down and One to go.

    Well I got one of the saddles tacked up. I think I will weld it on the outside only so it won't interfere with the wood beam. Plus it would be over kill to weld both sides and the prints don't show it has to anyway. Of course the pipe is over kill to begin with..

    Bob

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