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    some zen before moving , holy cow these are massive, beams. w36 x 268.win_20190419_200534.jpgwin_20190419_175627.jpgwin_20190419_180022.jpgwin_20190419_180446.jpgwin_20190419_180503.jpg

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    "breakfast beam"? That's a phrase I've never heard before, does it mean something?

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    big beams come in 2 sizes, sidewalk (27xanything), and breakfast beams- Wheaties. These are really 36 282's but drill (aka Tinks) needs to be told 268 lb/ft so it falls within conveyor capacity.

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    I'm trying to imagine working with a beam that's almost 300lbs/foot...

    And failing! No point in steel-toed shoes, anything under that is a goner if it falls.

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    Those were 61 ft stock, which is like 3 tons higher than I can count. If one fell, it would be catastrophic all around; If I failed on one, it would be catastrophic too. Took more brain working than I initially gave them respect for, which is what makes metal fun somedays.

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    Oh to be young again....Big beams are fun,just measure more than twice when cutting. Welded wide range beams are much larger. I remember pushing over a bridge beam we were making into a logging bridge. We put six inch square dunnage on the floor to catch the fall and pushed it over with an old Blu-Chip forklift. The flange cut the 6x6 pieces pinching them to nothing.

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    Man, I wonder what one of those Voortman beam lines costs.
    Does that one plasma cut, too, or just drill?

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    The voortman is plasma, cost almost a whole lot. The drill is Controlled Automation drill with a HeM post saw, cost a bit less. Honestly, the drill is more fun- highly operator dependent, and can outrun the voortman 3 to 1 speed and accuracy. You do not get to sit and watch youtube however.

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    We used to have a prestressed concrete beam shop nearby and I would
    stop by and buy mafia blocks from them (they made the cleanest ones around)

    In the back yard was the "mistakes" and I was standing next to a beam 6' high
    and 2' wide and 100' long.

    solid concrete.

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    win_20190608_092000.jpgsometimes we forget to see what is around. this is across the road, the river normally is not there.. egrets bunched up, not sure what they are feasting on, no frog noises outside the peepers at night.
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