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    This was a fight, took almost all my vehicles to tie it off to, to stop it from swaying in the air as I brought it down to sit in the saddles and line up the poles. Even stole the wife’s clothesline to use as a guide rope
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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    The bucket boom looks to have worked well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milomilo View Post
    The bucket boom looks to have worked well.

    Yes it did in fact I got the other side up yesterday and spent the day squaring off everything off was quarter of an inch off. Now I just need to start cutting the poles going across to each row, I've decided to put (10) 2.875" poles up there so I can have a loft which is where the boom will be used again. Whenever I get the welder fired up I will cap the ends of the top rails to prevent insects and animals nesting in them, bad enough had rabbits living in them on the ground with chipmunks.
    Have to say in that last picture between all the vehicles and the equipment there is less than $5000 in vehicles and equipment I paid for including the camper and the semi it sits on in the background
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Weldman_ View Post
    Yes it did in fact I got the other side up yesterday and spent the day squaring off everything off was quarter of an inch off. Now I just need to start cutting the poles going across to each row, I've decided to put (10) 2.875" poles up there so I can have a loft which is where the boom will be used again. Whenever I get the welder fired up I will cap the ends of the top rails to prevent insects and animals nesting in them, bad enough had rabbits living in them on the ground with chipmunks.
    Have to say in that last picture between all the vehicles and the equipment there is less than $5000 in vehicles and equipment I paid for including the camper and the semi it sits on in the background
    Nothing wrong with used. My 2004 Dodge 3500 2wd is still with me. Expect it will be still running when I am gone.
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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    Fitting up the poles to the top rails that will go across to each row, I’ve decided to go with 10 of them. This jig is way faster in keeping consistent dimensions than drawing 8 lines measuring them per pipe fitters blue book and trying to stencil a curve with a wrap.
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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    Looking real nice!
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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    Quote Originally Posted by milomilo View Post
    Looking real nice!
    Thanks!

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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    Most of my pipe welding is on 1" to 4" the last 15 years and only for my projects. Expect maybe 24 hours in all 15 years. Mostly I just soapstone an arc by hand and it is usually withing an eight inch so a 4 1/2" grinder makes it fit pretty well in about 10 minutes. Yours looks much better then mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milomilo View Post
    Most of my pipe welding is on 1" to 4" the last 15 years and only for my projects. Expect maybe 24 hours in all 15 years. Mostly I just soapstone an arc by hand and it is usually withing an eight inch so a 4 1/2" grinder makes it fit pretty well in about 10 minutes. Yours looks much better then mine.
    Damn I must be good at picking up skills, this is my first pipe project to cut as such with a cutting torch and stencil, any extra taken off I nip tuck with grinder. Pretty easy to center it up, a framing square and a level then mark it don’t need a center finder, as for center on the row of saddles going horizontal on the row of pipe that was easy, run a string along from one end to other end and line framing square up on the string while hugging the pipe and mark half its diameter.

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    Looking forward to seeing how the welding went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milomilo View Post
    Looking forward to seeing how the welding went.
    I can get a close up but this pretty well sums it up in few words. I could get two poles done at a time before needing to move the semi. Ran out of .035 flux core on the second to last pole had to revert to .045 I had in stored away years ago, seems to lay better than .035 and don’t have to go fast kind of like it. Also had to keep a tarp over welding machine scattered rain came in, nothing wrong with little electric shock therapy.
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    picture was taken standing on another ladder…

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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    Looks good.
    The only problem I found working with pipe is drilling for covering. My crew would use a lot of drill bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Weldman_ View Post
    This was a fight, took almost all my vehicles to tie it off to, to stop it from swaying in the air as I brought it down to sit in the saddles and line up the poles. Even stole the wife’s clothesline to use as a guide rope
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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    Doubt even severe winds would move that building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milomilo View Post
    Doubt even severe winds would move that building.

    I still got to put more 45 degree braces in it all to prevent racking but will get to that after I get a roof up. Besides the structure itself hold the shape of the roofing/walls will dispel wind significantly compared to conventional methods.

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    Here is a close up of the pipe I coped and how well it fits up with a close up of one the saddle welded underneath to top rail. Got 10 of these going up, no wait scratch that, make it 9. Guess I got spare one to put on the back wall. Ordered tin up for the back wall and prices are through the roof, $4 a linear foot ouch.
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    Nice fitup work. Now to get you into making watertight welds with 6010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Nice fitup work. Now to get you into making watertight welds with 6010.
    Been there done that with 6010 for root weld then capped off with 7018 in refineries i.e. Exxon Mobile and few other shutdown turn around in Texas. Structure welding pipe this is my first time to do, welding pipe for running liquids under pressure I have done with x ray tests and so forth…

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    You are doing a great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Weldman_ View Post
    Here is a close up of the pipe I coped and how well it fits up with a close up of one the saddle welded underneath to top rail. Got 10 of these going up, no wait scratch that, make it 9. Guess I got spare one to put on the back wall. Ordered tin up for the back wall and prices are through the roof, $4 a linear foot ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    You are doing a great job

    Dave

    Thanks, one piece at a time.

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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    I like it, have fun and be safe out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by old miner called Pop View Post
    I like it, have fun and be safe out there

    Thanks I try best as possible to see all angles of how it can go wrong, as for having fun I lack that emotion/feeling as so it seems.

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    Re: Operation: Pole barn/shop

    Amazing skills, working by yourself make everything three times harder!
    I love that bucket boom, do you have much trouble with bears?
    Stay safe out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobraone View Post
    Amazing skills, working by yourself make everything three times harder!
    I love that bucket boom, do you have much trouble with bears?
    Stay safe out there!

    Thanks, I do what I can with what I have. I will say it has came in hand with that boom not just for picking material up to height and putting it in it's place it also lifts my welding machine up that only has 10' leads to reach 16' off the ground and easily climbed on to get to certain places.
    Bears nope only seen foot prints and bark being ripped off for a snack up high but I surmise I will have a run in one day with them, in the mean time I carry enough firepower to stop a grizzly or at least make them rethink their course of actions anywhere I go out here. Mainly what will get you here that will kill you is the weather before an animal will.

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    I was watching a show a couple of days ago about a guy who maintains bears in the mammoth lakes area and then another show that talked about surviving bear attacks. You can’t be to carefull in bear country is my take from watching those shows. Having both a side arm and bear spray can be the difference in life and death. The training facility they visited Has an RC dummy bear and it showed just how fast the bears can be. Frighteningly fast. You could be getting attacked before you even realized you were anywhere near a bear. Keep your witts about you and stay safe. I like the coping tricks you showed. Thumbs up.
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    Great thread !!- keep the pics coming- very good work...

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