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Old 02-08-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Anybody used this yet?

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Old 02-08-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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Haven't used it yet. Speaking from a welders point of view, that stuff would be a bitch.

I hate welding strut as it is (the galvanizing crap is pure poison when it burns) but throw in a few more grooves, edges and channels and Im gonna lose my mind
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I don't think I'd bother trying to weld it
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Me either. I would hold out for some regular strut for welding. This new stuff certainly has it uses though.
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In Europe they use a very similar all solid (all aluminum) structure that is
quite the same as this design application.

I only saw it because I was at a Pergo floor plant and the base machines
were European and it was used all around various machines.

The only problem is that if you buy their product only their associated products are listed to be used. Seems obvious enough... :thumbsdown:
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http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...t_Overview.pdf

Nice, but BtoB isn't that much a hassle .....~CS~
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Looks like you would have to use their straps and nuts for 3 of the 4 sides. There wouldn't be much of a use for using all four sides to justify the cost.
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Here's a Romex or MC unreeler that you can build for maybe 10-15 bucks, and it has worked well for me for many years. The only thing I had to buy was a 12" "lazy susan" from the hardware store. The rest is made from some scrap jobsite lumber, an empty 1000' romex spool, and a scrap of EMT for a guide loop and carrying handle. It works best if you leave the wrapper on the roll of Romex, and start unspooling from the inside of the coil of romex. This prevents loops from dropping off the side. You'll notice a house knob guide also on this home made tool. That was the original cable guide, which didn't really work.



Take a grinder and remove all the galvanized before welding.
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See there? I quoted rollie 73 amd mds post comes up. And for what it's worth, I've never seem that post before.
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Here's a Romex or MC unreeler that you can build for maybe 10-15 bucks, and it has worked well for me for many years. The only thing I had to buy was a 12" "lazy susan" from the hardware store. The rest is made from some scrap jobsite lumber, an empty 1000' romex spool, and a scrap of EMT for a guide loop and carrying handle. It works best if you leave the wrapper on the roll of Romex, and start unspooling from the inside of the coil of romex. This prevents loops from dropping off the side. You'll notice a house knob guide also on this home made tool. That was the original cable guide, which didn't really work.



Test test.....
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It did it again. Please show this to cricket. Can anybody else wrote rollies first post?
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Take a grinder and remove all the galvanized before welding.

I usually just burn the galvanizing away. I do wear a respirator when welding though especially with galvanized metals. Its got to suck if you're around me when I'm welding though.
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I will wrote no such thing.
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Haven't used it yet. Speaking from a welders point of view, that stuff would be a bitch.

I hate welding strut as it is (the galvanizing crap is pure poison when it burns) but throw in a few more grooves, edges and channels and Im gonna lose my mind
Hrm. Works here
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It did it again. Please show this to cricket. Can anybody else wrote rollies first post?
I was wondering where you were going this mcclary
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Me either. I would hold out for some regular strut for welding. This new stuff certainly has it uses though.
Works for me, not sure what McClary is drinking tonight....
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Works for me, not sure what McClary is drinking tonight....
Ok let me try again.
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Haven't used it yet. Speaking from a welders point of view, that stuff would be a bitch.

I hate welding strut as it is (the galvanizing crap is pure poison when it burns) but throw in a few more grooves, edges and channels and Im gonna lose my mind
Test test....
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I dunno. It worked that time
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I like it, i think it will fill the gap between old strut and 80/20. Hoping to use for the utilities for the next machine install we do.
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