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    huge beams

    So I work for the RR on the side, or maybe I do my metal work on the side.. regardless I see lots and lots of cars come through our yard loaded with beams. Well I saw some yesterday that blew me away. The web and base had to be around 3" to 4" thick. Ive never seen anything that massive before. What would something like that be used for?

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    Re: huge beams

    Possibly a column not a beam. Big building as in skyscraper maybe. What was the shape I or H?

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    Re: huge beams

    Quote Originally Posted by flushcut View Post
    Possibly a column not a beam. Big building as in skyscraper maybe. What was the shape I or H?
    They were H beams.
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    Re: huge beams

    I'll guess a column.

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    Re: huge beams

    Maybe for a bridge ?

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    Re: huge beams

    H is generally vertical. I usually horizontal.

    Most likely vertical support for something very heavy.

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    Re: huge beams

    a column from the javits center nyc. i can't believe it's almost 40 years since.
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    Re: huge beams

    Hey, that's the building S#!tlery couldn't break the glass ceiling in.
    Named for the famed NY Senator TurnAround Jake Javits who couldn't do a 180 fast enough on Vietnam when his nephew got a Draft card.

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    Re: huge beams

    i wasn't consulted on the politics of the place i only worked there.
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    Re: huge beams

    Years ago I was on a fab job in a shop and we had beams come through that were around two inches thick at the flange and only 27 inches high. I found out they were for a hospital on a military base. Every piece we did was overkill. I imagine that they wanted the building to be still standing after an attack. The concrete structures at our local armories are also way oversized compared to civilian structures.
    I got the feeling that military designers must walk through war zones after modern bombardments and then design accordingly.

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    Re: huge beams

    must be scyscrapers in major cities/ny wtc's / etc i think the s. wtc had h beams in its inner core that had a web of 3", and falnges damn near 5"

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    Re: huge beams

    Border wall, They will drive them into the ground with pile drivers. CEP is coming out of retirement to supervise. This is not for publication. That is all.
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    Re: huge beams

    maybe for something similar to this? notice the man standing in the bottom right of the pic for scale.

    These particular beams have a 6'000 ton, 500 megawatt coal fired boiler hanging off of them.


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    in the background there is a single welded H beam from the jacob javits center nyc. iirc it was sixty foot long with 4" flanges. the iron for this part of the job came from lehigh structural steel co which has long since gone out of business. it had 4 full pen lifting lugs 3" thick that i burned off after it was set in the loading dock area.
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    Re: huge beams

    Quote Originally Posted by ttoks View Post
    maybe for something similar to this? notice the man standing in the bottom right of the pic for scale.

    These particular beams have a 6'000 ton, 500 megawatt coal fired boiler hanging off of them.

    ttoks; i'm surprised how clean that place is. all the power plants i've been in were nasty azz filthy buildings.
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    Re: huge beams

    Quote Originally Posted by WenValley View Post
    Border wall,
    Hahahaha. Fantastic!
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