ragabashpup wrote:back over them with an ambulance when they are getting out to help someone.
Bob wrote:Plan ahead, eg make a jig, and rent equipment at your local equipment rental yard.
TomServo wrote:Try a tube cutter, and buy extra blades. Is nice and quiet, and won't piss of your neighbors.
capjbadger wrote:TomServo wrote:Try a tube cutter, and buy extra blades. Is nice and quiet, and won't piss of your neighbors.
I tried a pipe cutter the first few pipes. It will take you forever. In the time it takes to cut ONE pipe with a pipe cutter, I can rip through at least TEN pipes with my jigsaw. It's not nearly as loud as a chopsaw.
capjbadger wrote:Bench vises will break squishing pipe. I've done it. Hydralic presses aren't hard to come by...
mdmf007 wrote:Nice set up with the press. A little more work,. and you can incorporate a punch as well. Knocks out bolt holes at the same time.
If you do it that way you really need to make a jig to line things up tot he right dimension.
capjbadger wrote:Ah yes, very good point. Extras... nothing worse than getting out there to only find you can't put up the dome due to one bent strut.
Also, once it's built, set it up at home a few times and figure out your covering. Not the sort of this you want to do for the first time in a 30mph whiteout duststorm.
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