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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


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