I believe I will want a HF/LIFT switchable welder for optimum use. Haven't looked too closely for what's available.
Last edited by Frank S; 11-12-2019 at 09:10 PM.
I'd just a soon taken the whole building equipment and inventory and all.
However if I could locate the correct QL thinker in the pool of universal intelligence and link up with it I cold tweak the laws of the universe then think the building and contents instantaneously transported to my place. Like in the novel Moving Mars by Greg Bear where Charles Franklin and young President Casseia manage to move mars to another solar system to end a war with Earth.
Frank, you must have edited out something in the earlier post showing your truck ladder rack loaded with steel, as Toolmaker must have seen something that said you didn't haul the load. Unless he was joking about hauling the whole supply warehouse home.
These perlins look like 2x4 rectangular stock. Not sure, as your photos didn't show the ends. So how heavy is each one of these 'sticks' to put up on the trusses? I assume you are welding them in place. I think you wrote somewhere that you salvaged all the tin from the original building.
At least you can keep working this through the winter.
the purlins are 6 x 2 C purlin 30 feet long and 4 x 1 1/2" c purlin 30 feet long there were 10 pieces of the 6 inch and 5 of the 4 inch additionally there was 1 6" connector sleeve channel 25 feet long and 1 4 inch connector sleeve channel 20 feet long. the total weight was around 1,000 lbs. Not much of a load for the old truck but enough of a load on my wallet for a while. this material will be enough to construct 1/4 of the roof and half of the North wall so in effect I will have a lean to for a while LOL
I may have to invent a trick way to get things installed doing the work largely by myself. Also I will have to fix some straps or clips to hold the 4 b8 panels of insulation in place between the purlins before I put the sheet metal on the roof the sheets are 36 ft long that in itself will be a challenge at least for the first couple of sheets
Yes the purlins will be welded in place with angle clips as well and bridging straps to prevent what is known as rollover buckling.
I do understand how expensive buying steel is and why you were the only one impressed with my cheap steel truckload score.
The thought that you have to repeat this purchase 3 more times is daunting - keep buying a lotto ticket every week, you could hit.
Still though, working in an airy shed is better than under a live oak tree. I mix diesel and ATF in a gas can which I use in sprayers to liberally coat my tools every time I think about it and keep them wrapped with poly tarps when not in use and they're fairing pretty well under a tree, so it's possible to continue work without a bona fide workshop.
If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.
Frank S (11-14-2019)
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
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