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Don52
Don52
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Last Activity: 07-18-2019, 04:12 PM
Joined: 10-17-2008
Location: Troy MI
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  • Don52
    replied to Porch Railing Repair
    I MIG tack welded the first post.

    21. Tack welded


    Next I MIG welded it out.

    22. MIG welded out


    Here is my 2nd weld.

    23. Two welded posts


    Here it is all done and primed. ( I still have to drill the drain...
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  • Don52
    replied to Porch Railing Repair
    16. All studs welded


    I chased the threads with a chasing die to make sure that the threads were all ok.

    17. Chasing stud threads


    I re-installed the railing on the side of the steps and tightened down the repaired studs.

    18. Railing base...
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  • Don52
    replied to Porch Railing Repair
    Next I ground the base plate to clean bright metal in preparation for welding.

    11. Base plate cleaned up


    Below is a picture of the TIG welding setup that I used on Saturday.

    12. TIG welding rig


    I clamped a bar to the side of the tube...
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  • Don52
    replied to Porch Railing Repair
    The posts lasted 11 more years until this year. The following picture shows the same post as it looked on this past Friday.

    6. Corner Post


    The bottom of the tubular posts were rusted out from the inside. It wasn't too apparent from the outside because there was a thin...
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  • Don52
    started a topic Porch Railing Repair

    Porch Railing Repair

    The railing on my rear porch was installed 50 years ago.

    1. Porch railing


    When it was installed they used Aluminum flanges on the bottom that looked something like the following, except there was a screw clamping the tube. The Aluminum in contact with the steel set...
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  • The last step in the process was to install a stop on both ends of the rail to keep the trolley from riding off the end. You don’t want to just use a bolt head as a stop because the wheels of the trolley can ride up on it and still come off the rail. The best system is to stop against the carriage...
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    Last edited by Don52; 07-02-2019, 09:18 AM.

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  • Thanks.

    -Don...
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  • My nephew Phil came over from Arizona for a visit and he helped me to set up the spacing of the chainfall.

    6. Setting spacers on chainfall

    The next picture shows using a manual fork lift to lift the I-beam and chain fall into position.

    7. Lifting I-beam into place...
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  • Don52
    started a topic Mounting I-beam and chainfall over lathe

    Mounting I-beam and chainfall over lathe

    Back in May I welded together a super structure that attaches to the joists and sticks through the ceiling drywall to support an I-beam. Once I move the lathe, the I-beam will be directly over my lathe. The I-beam will support a chainfall that will be used to lift heavy chucks and tailstocks for the...
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  • Don52
    replied to Muffler Repair For My Friend John
    I just did it by eye.

    -Don...
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