Friday, December 2, 2011

Re: STEEL: What would you do?


I've seen pipes used as rakers and W shapes as whalers...all material was field cut
and welded on site...

That was my experience, anyway.

Best regards,


On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 12:20 PM, <> wrote:

I've got to draw up a waler system for a sheet-pile vault. The client's typical practice has been to use HSS members for the walers (including struts, bracing, etc.)


The outside dimensions would be about 30 ft x 35 ft. I would rather make the "knee joints" at the four corners as mitered welded connections for strength, but that wouldn't lend itself to welding in place. OTOH, I COULD have the whole thing shop-fabbed and shipped out fully (or partly?) assembled.


I just don't have a feel for ALL the pros and cons here, or if it is even doable with a frame that big.


Any opinions?