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Old 02-02-2019, 01:24 PM
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Too bad you don't live close I have about 50 sheets of 1/2" and 3/4"
5' by 10' expanded metal I haven't used yet bought all of it from a guy who built corn roasters went out of business... price was too cheap to pass up and been hanging on to it for a good while... have a guy who wants to buy some but he's beating around the bush about it...

I've only used about a half a sheet of it so far... just waiting for the right project to come along...
A couple steel racks would use a couple sheets.
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Old 02-02-2019, 01:26 PM
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Taking a break. Wind picked way up an hour ago. Kinda hard to weld when the wind is 20, then a 30 hits you and rocks you over a foot.
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...Kinda hard to weld when the wind is 20, then a 30 hits you and rocks you over a foot...
Only 30? Wimp!

Storing steel outside and unprotected around here is generally not a good idea. People do it but you get a lot of rust buildup in very short time. We get a lot of rain and the salt chuck is only 20-25 miles to the southwest of us. Because the prevailing winds come from that general direction there can be a bit of salt in the air which really contributes to any rust activity...
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:20 PM
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Only 30? Wimp!

Storing steel outside and unprotected around here is generally not a good idea. People do it but you get a lot of rust buildup in very short time. We get a lot of rain and the salt chuck is only 20-25 miles to the southwest of us. Because the prevailing winds come from that general direction there can be a bit of salt in the air which really contributes to any rust activity...
That is one reason I left WA. WAY too much rain!!!!!
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Storing steel outside and unprotected around here is generally not a good idea. People do it but you get a lot of rust buildup in very short time. We get a lot of rain and the salt chuck is only 20-25 miles to the southwest of us. Because the prevailing winds come from that general direction there can be a bit of salt in the air which really contributes to any rust activity...
Outdoor storage is common here. By comparison to the Wet Coast, we are semiarid, and the temperatures are low enough 6 months a year that corrosion processes are slowed significantly. I have worked in places where freshly machined steel would gain significant rust over 12 - 24 hours if not kept well oiled.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:13 PM
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Hit it early this morning as it was dead calm. That lasted about 3 hours. Then it hit with a fury. Kicked up so much wind it created a dust could about 500' high. Probably 50-60mph You see it for 10 miles. Crap.

Now can only cut some expanded metal over on the east side for the shop after lunch, where there some break in the wind.

Expanded metal all cut and laid in. One side welded. Welding the other half when the wind goes back down.
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Bit the bullet and went out in the wind and finished up the welding. Glad it is finished and now the small stuff will stay on the rack.
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Outdoor storage is common here. By comparison to the Wet Coast, we are semiarid, and the temperatures are low enough 6 months a year that corrosion processes are slowed significantly. I have worked in places where freshly machined steel would gain significant rust over 12 - 24 hours if not kept well oiled.
Definitely a wetter climate here. We aren't helped much by the fact that we are close enough to the ocean to pick up a bit of salt in the air. Not as much as if we were right on the water but it still hastens the corrosion process.

We're not bad compared to some places though. Back in the 80s we had a customer bring in a Volkswagon Karman Ghia that he had gotten in Florida--still had the Florida plates on it. We weren't doing any bodywork on it but, while it was sitting in the shop one of our guys gave it a pretty good bump and a huge chunk of bondo fell off. Where it fell off you could see that there was still a lot left.

We called the customer up and he came by and we started pickin' and pokin' at the car. Well, before we were finished there was well over 150 lbs. of bondo layin' on the floor. It was everywhere, very thick--like 2-1/2" in some places. In some places there was no metal, just bondo hangin' by a thread, but there were other places where there was metal but it was so perforated that more than half was gone.

Customer ended up salvaging the motor, transmission and some other power train parts and scrapped the rest of the car. He was pissed but, on the other hand, glad that we found the bondo before we put a bunch more money into the car...
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:29 PM
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Speaking of salt. When I was working in Midland, Michigan, I saw cars driving by where you see into the trunk from the side. Not uncommon to see cars and P/U sitting along side the road every month with the frame completely rusted out and the middle of it sitting on the road.
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Nice Rack, Chris! Are you going to put any of that expanded metal up the back of those shelves? Might help stuff from dropping off the back.
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