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  1. #1
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    Various shapes and sizes of steel

    How or where can a guy find information on the various sizes and shapes of steel? Some times it seems to be pipe, sometimes tube? Sometimes c channel and sometimes u ? Are there common wall thicknesses that pertain to each size?

    Just looking for a general reference so I can learn the nomenclature and options.
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    Re: Various shapes and sizes of steel

    A lot of the bigger steel supply places have a booklet they give out showing the information you're after. Also all of it can be found on line.... just search for pipe, tube, beam, plate, etc. "size chart".

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    Re: Various shapes and sizes of steel

    Steel supply houses have them but its like pulling teath to get them to give you one. I have a few that are about 20 years old that I use but as HT2 said, you can find the info on line easy enough.

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    Re: Various shapes and sizes of steel

    Maybe this online store will help. By the way their prices are crazy expensive.

    https://www.metalsdepot.com

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    Re: Various shapes and sizes of steel

    Quote Originally Posted by jakedaawg View Post
    How or where can a guy find information on the various sizes and shapes of steel? Some times it seems to be pipe, sometimes tube? Sometimes c channel and sometimes u ? Are there common wall thicknesses that pertain to each size?

    Just looking for a general reference so I can learn the nomenclature and options.
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    Re: Various shapes and sizes of steel

    Stop by your local steel supplier, usually they have them on the counter or ask them for one. I have delt with three houses in the past five years and they all had one. Large suppliers usually have spiral bound booklets and small suppliers have pamphlets. Otherwise, as others here have stated, internet is your friend. Bob

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    Re: Various shapes and sizes of steel

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    Re: Various shapes and sizes of steel

    Thanks guys, the links above solved my immediate issues...

    I sure appreciate the help.
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