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Since we condensed our sari-sari store by adding a Pisonet we've struggled with storage. Lots of totes stacked on the floor.

 

I decided to look for a heavy duty shelf but to no avail. Then was looking at a food service overshelf but they were all p10k for stainless.

 

Decided to build my own using 1 1/4" tubular steel. 2 - 20' lengths, 1kg welding rods, sanding & cutting discs added up to p1100. Litres of primer, thinker & automotive paint about p600 more with lots of leftovers.

 

Turned out perfect, doesn't interfere with anyone's space while cooking or cleaning and keeps totes off of the floor.

 

Win-win for less than p2k5fea1fcef94e74532e4ca1ddba905171.jpge8cb8a997d1a53c8419037ad39214b73.jpg

 

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Dafey

How thick was the steel? What welding sticks and voltage?

Sorry for the specifics but I've been challenged when welding thin walled square tubing. I either blow through the wall because the machine is too hot with slow travel or blob the filler as it's too cold....

What tips do you have that might help?

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Enuff
How thick was the steel? What welding sticks and voltage?
Sorry for the specifics but I've been challenged when welding thin walled square tubing. I either blow through the wall because the machine is too hot with slow travel or blob the filler as it's too cold....
What tips do you have that might help?
I suggest using a Chino

That's my driver/helper

Chino can do all

It was 1/8" thick tubular steel.

Actually there is a 12' section leftover

He is gonna weld me up a grill stand

I suggest you get a Chino too

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Hi Dafey,
Thought i may help as I've done a lot within the motor industry.
Also got a lot of training from my Nephew who woked at C. U. B. Carlton and united brewery Melbourne. Satin craft was the go too rod for exhausts prior to MIG taking over.
There heaps of help on the net, I've added one of many charts. Most domestic welders are DC. Unless your welding the same batch of metal everyday however, even with all this advice trial and error with amperage is always going to happen. Set up a test rig prior to the actual job.I haven't welded for a while now and i know i would be crap for the first 5 mins or so. 00d98eae427dc5c68c8dc185bb963f4a.jpg

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Tinbum

There are "tricks' also for MMA (arc) Don't weld full length. weld 1/2 inch. Lift the rod off and wait till the orange colour is just dying then re strike, and do another half inch. Like stitch welding or spot welding. Just all the stitches or spots are joined together.

For 1/8th wall, a 2.5 mm rod will be good. I guess if you used a 1.6 mm rod you could weld straight across but those things are a bitch...the 1.6 rod. 

Amperage, although graphs are good, i bet 100 A on one machine is not 100 A on another. Just go with what works, but graphs may give you a good starting point.

These are thoughts from someone who used to be ASME 9, LLOYDS and BS all positions coded in Mig, TIG, MME in ali, various steels, stainless, brass etc.

 

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Looks like @Timbum has got it all covered.

Great help..

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Enuff

Let's talk about me and my genius idea please!!

 

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Let's talk about me and my genius idea please!!
 
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Well done, i like it, certainly makes more usable space.
I was a bit confused about the word "Totes", i worked out it must have been the plastic containers and my wife confirmed it. Are you going into production

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Well done, i like it, certainly makes more usable space.

I was a bit confused about the word "Totes", i worked out it must have been the plastic containers and my wife confirmed it. Are you going into production

 

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Yes

 

Seriously p2,500 each (up to 105 linear inches W+H+L)

 

Taking orders now

 

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Yes 
Seriously p2,500 each (up to 105 linear inches W+H+L)
 
Taking orders now
 
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I'll measure up when we get into the house

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Dafey
1 hour ago, Enuff said:

Let's talk about me and my genius idea please!!

 

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Yeah...

So @Tinbum...

Sorry, didn't mean to jack your thread...but can you bring Chino with you next time you come?

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Richard K

I like it... I may copy part of that... I'm going to have to change my lighting system as well tho

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I like it... I may copy part of that... I'm going to have to change my lighting system as well tho
If just stealing the plans it's only p1000

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15 hours ago, Enuff said:

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Your solution got me to thinking -  might get another one and cut off bopttom shelf

Yours is much more durable I admit.

30" wide x 12" x x 40" 2nd shelf is 16" high = top is 31"

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Enuff
Your solution got me to thinking -  might get another one and cut off bopttom shelf
Yours is much more durable I admit.
30" wide x 12" x x 40" 2nd shelf is 16" high = top is 31"
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Submit measurements for a quote

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