Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People - A Country Living Resource and Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

The Kitchen

Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

Country Discussion Topics
To add your comments to this topic, click on one of the 'Reply' links below.

Pasture Shelter
[Return to Topics]

Chuck in Kansas    Posted 09-29-2003 at 14:07:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am building a shelter for the horses. I have constructed the frame from 2 3/4" drill pipe. It is now ready for covering with corrugated tin. The drill pipe has 1/4" walls. Does anyone have a good way to attach the tin to the pipe. I have tried the self drilling screws, but they mostly break off. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

RayP(MI)    Posted 09-30-2003 at 03:42:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
How about drilling holes and using a heavy duty pop rivet?

Chuck in Kansas    Posted 09-30-2003 at 09:16:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I like your idea. I think I need to use cobalt drills to drill into the pipe, it is some hard stuff.

Loren    Posted 09-29-2003 at 22:07:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you weld to it keep in mind that unless preheated pretty good it'll crack under not much stress. I moved a small bunk welded of two pipe ends with two channel connectors. It wasn't preheated when made. I tossed the thing from a drop height of about 2 feet and all 4 pieces fell apart, cracking at the pipe side of the welds.

deadcarp    Posted 09-29-2003 at 19:19:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
we had a similar (sign) project years back, and i liked the engineer's solution: he called for threaded 1/2" rods welded to well pipe at 4-foot intervals. 2x6 boards were then bolted in place and all the rest was attached to the boards. easy to handle once the boards were bolted. :)

rhud, been thinking    Posted 09-29-2003 at 18:27:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
been thinking about your problem. i would still try the nailer if possable. but if you are a good welder, you can weld down the tin by placing a washer on the flat of the tin and burning down through the center of the washer/tin into the pipe underneath. build up the weld until it fills up the hole in the washer. then you will have to use maybe a cold galvinazing spray paint to repair the heat damage to the tin. thats the way we used to put down corrigated metal for industrial flat roofs. not ideal for 5 vee tin, but it may be an option.

Chuck in Kansas    Posted 09-30-2003 at 09:18:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds like a great idea, but my welding leaves a lot to be desired. I like your idea and will try it on some scrap and see how I do.

bill b va    Posted 09-29-2003 at 16:43:06       [Reply]  [No Email]

look into shooting the nailers on with a cartridge nail gun . the kind that uses blank cartridges to shoot hardened steel nails into concrete , bricks and steel . there are different powder charges for the application .you should be able to rent the gun and buy the nails and blanks from a rental business

Loren    Posted 09-29-2003 at 22:10:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shooting nails into a TOUGH, convex surface? Deflection due to the curvature? Maybe, but that pipe isn't anywhere as meak as mild steel.

billybob    Posted 09-30-2003 at 16:49:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
bolt some kind of lumber-boards to pipe and then nail or screw on tin,,,,,,,, saw mill lumber is cheap and if kept dry under tin will last for years..........

rhudson    Posted 09-29-2003 at 14:37:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
is it too late to bolt a 2 x 4 nailer to the pipe frame? then just just screw the tin to the nailer like normal.

Greg F.    Posted 09-29-2003 at 14:58:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
As mentioned above you will probably need a nailer of some sort to the drill-stem frame. That stuff is pretty work hardened and is tough to drill and put screws into.

[Return to Topics]

[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community