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Old 02-05-2006, 10:38 PM
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Thanks TEK. You should see it now with the nice white walls since we did a plant spruce-up 2 weeks ago.

I'm the painter. Any steel thst leaves Spencer without specific instructions otherwise has a solid coat of grey primer before it leaves. (That little monster in those pictures got red because it was going into an existing building & they figured it should match)

Every time I see Nelson Studs on a part my right knee twinges. I walked square into one back in August and the bruise stuck around for a month.

Here in our shop, the standard rule is keep the paint off the side with studs but make sure the rest of the beam or column can't rust. I noticed yours went to the jobsite unpainted. Was that spec'd or do you leave painting for post-erection?
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Old 02-06-2006, 02:08 AM
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The contractor is in a hurry up and wait mode. No painting for us as all the steel was supposed to be done already. Their delays, no problem for us. Usually we paint. I dont envy you being a full time painter- its hard work. My job is a bit more varied as I unload the trucks, fab the steel, erect it, weld it, what else? oh yea, get paid!
"I was raised with you do things because its what you should do. I never expected anything in return."
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