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Cavalry 06-25-2015 09:14 AM

Best Way To Scrap Beams?
 
I have to demo some small structures made from W8. They are partially painted but severely corroded, dirty and scaly which makes it more fun. Probably 20 cuts on each to get to a reasonable scrapping size. I have OA, demo saw and an air arc. My guys are far from skilled and I really dont want to do the job personally:rolleyes:...they might be able to run a OA, maybe.

I was thinking about buying a demo torch, have to run down to the LWS and see what they have.

digr 06-25-2015 10:27 AM

Sounds like a job for a plasma cutter

mccutter 06-25-2015 11:09 AM

OA all the way, especially with paint. And it is far more forgiving than plasma but considerably more dangerous by someone inexperienced. If they can keep the tip out of the molten puddle, not burn the factory down and avoid breathing the fumes I think they should do OK... :rolleyes:

digger doug 06-25-2015 11:32 AM

1. Plasma cuter = too expensive to be jamming that torch head in tite places,
and when something falls on it, too expensive to replace.

2. Quicky saw = blade will get pinched.

3. Air arc = not good in inside corners, not really made to sever either

4. Oxy propane = what most scrappers use.

I could see using oxy/propane to cut apart, then quicky saw on pieces to
"dice up" to smaller sections (under 3') not much pinch problems
at that point & 2 people are working on the job (in separate locations)

Cavalry 06-25-2015 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by digger doug (Post 631303)
1. Plasma cuter = too expensive to be jamming that torch head in tite places,
and when something falls on it, too expensive to replace.

2. Quicky saw = blade will get pinched.



Its like you have worked with my animals before:rolleyes:

digger doug 06-25-2015 12:28 PM

Nooo..BUT

I will admit to having a friend that is ...GASP... A SCRAPPER !

There I said it, I feel much better now....:rolleyes:

He also says "If your not running liquid, your not making money"

But liquid (oxygen) boils off in 30 days or so (us it or lose it)
and you may not have that much cutting to do.

Lu47Dan 06-25-2015 05:20 PM

A few hundred feet of copper backed strip type shape charges should do the job admirably. :eek: :devil:
Really O/A would be the most forgiving for amateurs to use, but you might want to hire an experienced laborer to supervise the job. I would not be comfortable with letting your people work without supervision by an experienced person.
Dan.

SmokinDodge 06-25-2015 10:52 PM

I vote track hoe and shear!

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Farmersamm 06-25-2015 11:27 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMITH-Demoli...item41983dd0e9

Probably gone by now, but may be relisted. Angled head would be better though.

Long torch saves limbs from being crushed.

cutter 06-25-2015 11:29 PM

Borrow the KoO's chicken.


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