Wednesday, July 18, 2007

angle iron

i picked up the 26 steel brackets (4 x 6 x 5/16 angle iron with four punched 3/4" holes for bolts) today from the steel yard. i also picked up lag bolts, lag anchors and washers to fit the angle iron to the posts. the angle iron and bolts will secure the posts to the concrete foundation and keep the frame from floating away, a serious problem in light buildings like ours. yes, despite all the huffing and puffing, in the realm of buildings, ours is a lightweight.

this weekend we will bow to the evil generator which we will have to run to power the hammer drill that will make the holes for lag anchors. we'll bore the posts by hand, however.


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