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Old 01-31-2015, 01:21 AM
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This is for Walker. Some pics of a spiral I build a couple of years ago. I will try to add more pics once I get them at work. It was built in in our shop in one piece, except for the leg that went down to a pad in the basement, and the upper rails were built in straight sections and welded in field. I think it was painted in the shop, and just touched up in the field at the weld joints. I remember having to go back a couple of months later because it was rusting. Turns out, it was mostly surface staining, due to hualing it on the open flatbed in the winter time. The salt they use to deice the roads can make something rust quickly, and I guess our paint job wasn't the best at keeping the salt spray off.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:22 AM
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some installed pics
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How difficult was it to move around and stand up?
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Very pretty work, Top.
I think positioning that upright, you could cut washers off my asshole trying to move it.
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How difficult was it to move around and stand up?
I think the last one we installed we carried it in with 3 guys. It definitely helps to have a way to hoist it up. I think we usually have a guy on the upper floor with a rope to help lift the top, but if I had to do it with 2 guys, definitely a special cart, and the rig up a block and tackle to lift it up. Looking back at it, my mind is a little fuzzy on how we actually pulled it off without killing ourselves!

Building in the field has it pros and cons. Have to worry about fire hazards more with welding splatter and grinding sparks. Usually not as efficient due to limited access to shop tools, and such, but sometimes can be quicker if you just build as you go, and it will fit better sometimes instead of taking tons of measurements, and try to fab the rails to install in one piece. Of course, no matter how many measurements I take, pictures and so forth, I seem to always forget one little detail, and the boss tells me I have to do with what I have, because " you can't go back to verify measurements multiple times. Takes too much time."
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