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"W" Rebar, Angle, Sq.Tubing, B-Decking, Concrete, Block

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"W" Rebar, Angle, Sq.Tubing, B-Decking, Concrete, Block

Postby Wood Welder » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:24 pm

I'm building a propane shed out of non-combustible material.

I layed the split-face block nice and straight where the gates attach. I finished the concrete to drain off with no puddling.

Gates are 16 gauge 2" x 2" tube. Flux-core wire without gas. Distortion was corrected by welding to shrink metal into alignment.

Roof frame and columns are 2" x 2" x 3/16" angle. The diagonal on the roof was temporarily welded for transport then ground off. I welded three corners of the frame in the shop, tacked the forth corner in place on site, then took it back to the shop for final stick welding with 7018. The 7018 worked well except on the inside corners where I switched over to 6011. Yes, I held a tight arc.

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These are 2" x 2" x 3/16" angle columns welded to 1/4" plate with 7018. 1/2" low carbon weldable rebar was welded to the bottom of the plates w/6011 first pass then 7018. The rebar was sharpened almost to a point then multi-pass welded to build a substantial fillet as this is a potential point of corrosion, then painted. Some grinding was required between passes.

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The dog can spell. W A L K
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Re: "W" Rebar, Angle, Sq.Tubing, B-Decking, Concrete, Block

Postby Poland308 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:03 pm

Looks nice
I have more questions than answers

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Re: "W" Rebar, Angle, Sq.Tubing, B-Decking, Concrete, Block

Postby Wood Welder » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:40 pm

I added some details to the original post.

Here's what it looks like with the B-Decking screwed on. I had to re-route the gas line underground and punch a hole through the solid-grouted block. I built a manifold to run two cylinders in tandem to get enough evaporation rate at low temperatures. A low pressure switch was installed at the furnace for when the pressure drops below 11" w.c. There's room for four 100 lb. cylinders. That's about eight million BTUs.

I also built a box around the lock out of 1/8" steel tube.

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Lincoln 100 amp transformer MIG w/flux core wire
HF TIG w/no pedal for steel & stainless, Stick w/3/32 6011,7018
Formerly: Victor O/A and Lincoln 225 AC buzz box
Looking to upgrade
Bikes-XR250, CRF230
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Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:53 pm
Location: Southern California


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