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JRscooby

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TenOC wrote:

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Make sure it's fastened securely to the frame.
It sounds like a good idea if it's done right.


I would use real bolts and nylock nuts with holes drilled in the flange of the I-beam. If you have a channel beam place a metal strap (home made U bolt) over the channel.

I have lost a stinky hose holder and hose when self-taping screws came out on a bumpy road.


If you drill into a I-beam, do not drill the flange.

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JRscooby wrote:

TenOC wrote:

gbopp wrote:


Make sure it's fastened securely to the frame.
It sounds like a good idea if it's done right.


I would use real bolts and nylock nuts with holes drilled in the flange of the I-beam. If you have a channel beam place a metal strap (home made U bolt) over the channel.

I have lost a stinky hose holder and hose when self-taping screws came out on a bumpy road.


If you drill into a I-beam, do not drill the flange.


What nonsense is this? A few holes isn't going to weaken an I beam, especially once filled with a bolt. Connecting through the flange is a standard part of steel beam construction.


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afidel wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

TenOC wrote:

gbopp wrote:


Make sure it's fastened securely to the frame.
It sounds like a good idea if it's done right.


I would use real bolts and nylock nuts with holes drilled in the flange of the I-beam. If you have a channel beam place a metal strap (home made U bolt) over the channel.

I have lost a stinky hose holder and hose when self-taping screws came out on a bumpy road.


If you drill into a I-beam, do not drill the flange.


What nonsense is this? A few holes isn't going to weaken an I beam, especially once filled with a bolt. Connecting through the flange is a standard part of steel beam construction.


With all the holes the manufacturers put in the flange a couple more won't hurt.


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