Sunday, April 8, 2012

Welding Begins

This past two weeks have been filled with cutting and welding and the smell of burning metal is in the air - quite literally, everything stinks of it. Kyle and I have been cutting out all the center walls of the containers and getting the some of the doors and preliminary window openings cut out.

Here is the master bathroom door cut out - why is it as soon as you cut out a door you can't resist the urge to walk through, just to make sure it works....humans are strange.

Now with the walls cut out, the welding team from R.T. Mobile Welding came out and got started on welding the exterior steel into place as well as welding the containers to the metal foundation plates. 

Having welded here and there I know how ridiculously hard it is to do it well and these welds are very elegant.

This is the current stockpile of steel that will go on the inside and outside of the house to reinforce areas of where cut out. 

R.T. Mobile are returning this week to finish installing the remainder of the steel including a few thousand pound center beam that will span the ceiling of the under where the two upstairs containers meet. We have rented a grade-all to move the sucker into place but I don't think it will be an easy job to stay tuned!!

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