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installing the floor
« on: January 28, 2014, 02:31:25 PM »
I was going to use alum. in the floor and bolt it . Or should I use steel and weld it in

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Re: installing the floor
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 03:08:02 PM »
Steel would be stronger. And I think that you would want it to be dry. My vote steel and weld.
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Re: installing the floor
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 03:33:36 PM »
Aluminum is easier to cut and welding can be difficult steel harder to cut easier to weld.steel is cheaper.
also if your doing road signs i've been told there a different aluminum alloy and can't be welded maybe one of the fabricators can help with that info
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Re: installing the floor
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 06:31:17 PM »
Older street signs are steel hit eBay. Street signs are all over the board private use signs parking lots construction excetra are usually softer bendable weldable. Some are hard no bending they only break.

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Re: installing the floor
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 12:09:58 AM »
If you are doing the different route try the cabinets from wash and dryers. Cheap and a good gage of steel. Then tac signs over that.
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Re: installing the floor
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 04:48:17 AM »
never really thought about using signs . I have the 18 ga steel and the 0.80 alum.  maybe welding in is the best way to go nether one is a problem but I see were welding would be stronger and cause less flex over all .
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Re: installing the floor
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 08:12:41 AM »
I'd go with steel, more you can do with it.

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Re: installing the floor
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 09:03:38 AM »
I use steel when i build floors, but the sky is the limit. As long as your floor bracing is good, you can use aluminum, signs, etc......
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