Big Metal Security Fence | JIMBO'S GARAGE

Big Metal Security Fence | JIMBO'S GARAGE



welcome Jimbo's garage good afternoon everyone and welcome back to Jimbo's garage well today we're gonna be starting phase two of the big metal fencing project if my regular viewers recall about a year ago I did a project that this big huge metal fencing there was about six or seven panels involved and I filmed most of the footage of building the panels here in the shop but I didn't get anything to start to finish and so this time I want to bring you guys along and show you start to finish what we're gonna be doing first installing the steel columns pouring some concrete footings pouring some big concrete curbs and then actual building and then the installation of the project so let's get started all right so the first thing I got to do is get some bolts that I need to weld to the 6-inch columns on either end they're gonna be used we're gonna be able to bolt two by fours to that and to keep them plumb during the installation process and here I just happen to have a couple of half-inch anchor bolts actually several of them left over from a job I'm cutting him a two and three-quarters of an inch long it's just about the right length we need for a 2×4 a washer and a nut and it'll work out pretty good after I got them all cut there's time to take him over to the burr King and Deborah put a little chamfer on them and you know this is the real fine addition to the shop right here this is such a smooth piece of equipment now you can see how nice and smoothly it runs and how well it just removes metal that's just perfect once I got them all done of course these are the nuts that go with it and so that part of the deal is as ready for the installation now right here I have these pre-made at my metal supply store pre crimped I should say on each side I need a couple hundred of them about six inches long but the metal supply store for some reason said we're just going to make them twelve inches long crimp them on both sides you can cut it in half well that was all perfect but when I got them of course there are 18 inches long and missunderstand misunderstanding it to somebody but nevertheless I was able to get them all done four at a time on the cut-off saw worked out pretty good and there they all are ready to move forward 200 of those fears cut and I just wanted to show you guys you know there's some leftover material right here you can see these things there they're about you know one-inch square tube o95 wall thickness or about six inches long you know I can't throw these things away I'm gonna I'm gonna put them on my scrap bin I'll use them for something that's for sure and in terms of the anchor bolts that I cut off to make those Nelson those Nelson bolts I've got these left over I mean and I can't really throw these things away because I'm gonna use them for something for sure you know I've got I what I've done in the of taking these things and I've cut them off at about two and a half inches they're little hooks and I've got them welded onto my racks around here and it and that's what I used to hang brooms and ladders and miscellaneous stuff on they come in pretty handy while I hang on John may never use them but can't throw them away all right you know I asked for this metal cut-off saw a fine I love this thing I think cuts really good and it's very useful here in the shop the problem is when you cut as much as I just cut chips art everywhere I mean this chip tray is full I've got chips all over the table all over the floor but hey it is what it is the thing works great I love it all right so the metal supply store had everything all cut and we're just unloading it here and I've got my my helper wheel with me and my employee you know it's nice to have some help every now and again and and it's really helpful he was really he was around for a couple hours here was very helpful here you can see we're just unloading the columns and getting them onto my welding table now a little change of plans here as terms of those Nelson studs that I was cutting earlier on in the video I've changed my mind and now we're going to base plates and templates and that's what we're doing right here we're making the five templates that we need to put in the concrete and then we're going to be welding base plates to the bottom of the columns and then after the concrete is poured we will be bolting the columns to the to the bolts to the templates so you'll see that process a little bit later on in the video so we're start here by cutting five 12 inch by 12 inch square pieces of 3/4 plywood except for that piece right there it's just some scrap stuff I add all this stuff is going to be trashed after the concrete is poured so this is just temporary templates once we got everything all nailed together I went over to the drill press and drilled everything out now the important thing about this is the why why everything is so nice and perfectly Square and nailed together you don't want to have these holes off in any way because once that once these things are set in the concrete and these base the the metal base plates are welded to the columns everything it's got line up perfectly so that's the important thing about having everything exactly the same now you can see we're getting things lined up and put together to start the Assembly of the templates and that just involves with the two-by-four finding the center line the two-by-four is – helps take the templates in place and temporarily hold them until the concrete's being poured and so though it's quite a process we ended up getting all that done important important process to do it takes a little bit of time but everything's just got to be just right and once we're done with that here are the anchor bolts now these are 3/4 inch by 12 inch anchor bolts and this is what we're going to be using to put in the templates so we're double knotting them you can see they've got a nut on the bottom nut on the top the bottom nut is the adjuster nut so once the concrete is poured we're gonna be leaving the concrete down about two inches below the plywood and then we can adjust those nuts we'll have to Congress before that we'll take the template off and we'll be able to adjust those nuts to make everything nice to the level to help level out the columns as we put them on there well there it is we got all five templates and bolts complete and they're ready for install fights off someone our regular viewers remember about a year ago I did phase one at this project right here and this is what that looks like massive fence building project we're starting phase two now and here's here's where we're at right here these are going to be set on some pad footings with some templates I've got the sill columns at the shop and working on the base plates for those but for right now this is what this looks like you know basically what we have here is footings that are four feet deep about three and a half to four feet wide the templates are set down they're low the concrete is going to be going to the bottom of the plywood and then the plywood is going to be removed and when the ply was removed then we'll be able to stand the columns up on top of that bolt pattern so that's what we got going on right here right now there's five of these right here all along and it's about 40 feet long total so that's what we're going to be doing be pouring some concrete here in just a little bit and getting it ready to install each pipe calls the truck goes into the pump and and there and then into the hole and it was kind of dark down there I don't know if you guys can see it but Biscay we're filling these holes up right here about two inches from the bottom of the plywood go support steel column when tomorrow upbeat song the easy process you know right involved no splatter the flat makes for a nice clean job anyways we got though we got five of these to do it's the third one I'll be over here in just a few minutes all right well there it is less than ten minutes and it's all done all five holes all five holes filled with concrete just like that whoa whoa whoa whoa everyone all right so now it's my job to get busy I got a well my place in the bottom five column getting ready for tomorrow back to shop and get that done see these guys you have to do morning will the plate on one of the columns but I wanted to take this time to just show you guys a little bit about how I do this and and why I do the things I do first of all we've got we've got four columns sitting here on my workbench here 6×6 by quarter-inch thick wall square tube and we're gonna be welding this 12 by 12 solid plate half inch thick to the bottom here the base plate to the bottom of these columns right here we're going to be using all I'll be using dual shield flux core with two of the columns and traditional stick welding for the other ones we're gonna be using some lincoln outer shield 71m for the dual shield flux core be using some lincoln 70 18x caliber for the stick welding so let's get started the very first thing that I want to do is here's the plate and it's fairly simple I've got the thing because this is six inch square I've got a three inch square tube underneath it here and I've got it shimmed up so technically it's a fairly simple deal all I really need to do is just stick this plate right here and I'm already three inches down and three inches off the bottom the only thing I need to do is measure three inches on each side and we'll be ready to weld I'm just using this max where a clamp this thing on and that's gonna hold it in place right there but before we get started before we get started actually doing the welding the first thing I like to do is get the column itself perfectly leveled that way when we're welding on the base plate it's perfectly level there's not going to be any issues of being out of square out of plumb when this thing's stand up if you're out just a little bit on the base plate it could be out two or three inches at the top and even those a little bit of adjustment on the templates in the concrete for moving back and forth plumbing one way in the other two or three inches might be a lot to take up so important to have everything nice and square and flat from the very beginning you'll have less problems so let's just second city you can see I've got pretty darn close to being perfect right there okay now that I got everything perfectly square perfectly plumb everything is just the way I want it I'm going to go ahead and tack all four corners in the corner of the plate and then we'll be able to go ahead and weld it out so let's get started again dual sealed flux core Lincoln outer shield 71m operating off the Everlast power I make 205 because that's what I have the dual flux core on alright so we started with the dual shield flux core and you can see how super bright now super hot this process is what I was able to get around that pretty good it's that down just chipped off the slag and got a little wire wheel on there and cleaned it up really nice look really good okay so you can see how fast and effective this duel so flux core is especially with this thicker plate material like this I mean it literally took a minute maybe to do two sides right here and lays down a perfectly perfectly acceptable perfectly well penetrated bead I'm going to go ahead and finish the other two sides out right here and then do the same thing to this plate and then we'll start the stick welding all right something's gotta give him here you know I never get a gantry a cherry picker a crane I gotta get something because these things are just flat-out too heavy to move around and I'm trying to use everything every possible thing I can by myself to get these things moved around so what I've got here is I've I've taken off my bumper project by Jeep bumper park project they've had that bolted on here so I'm taking the bumper off and I figured I can get three columns on this side and one on this side and then tomorrow morning my guys are gonna come we'll be able to get this loaded on the truck but for now I gotta move all these things around myself I think this is the easiest way I guess for now I can do it all right so there it is that worked out pretty good I was able to muscle one on there get it out of the way while I got the next one going and you know once I finished welding that one out I moved it onto the cart the same way and then I just repeated the process with the other remaining two worked out pretty good okay so the last two columns we're gonna stick well these out why because I can I just wanted indeed both processes we're gonna be using this HTP 200 TLP this is a lunch box power box right here I'm telling you what is incredible for such a small little piece of equipment this thing throws a big punch that's for sure so we're gonna be welding this thing out with some 7018 Lincoln Excalibur be three passes the first pass and then two other passes to fall and we're just going to repeat that process for the last two columns let's do it that's the first thing I'm going to do is put one one tack in each corner of the column to be sure that hold the base plate nice and square and true so there's no issues of moving around when I'm welding this thing out you know when you start putting a lot of heat in one area of the of the base plate like this it has a tendency to want to move around that's why it's a good idea to get having tacked in there nice and solid all right well there it is I got the first pass all the way around on this column right here I've got two more passes to go you know it literally takes maybe six or seven times longer to do just one with stick welding compared to dual shield flux core where it literally took me less than five minutes to do one column all the way around and it was completely done this is just a long process but it's a very good process and you know they still do it today so let's get all this down I'll show you it all looks like alright well there it is a third pass is complete and as you can see the first pass is in the second pass is half way above the first pass and on to the base metal on the third pass is half way on to the second pass and across the bottom there all in all turned out really good it is a long process to go all the way around three times all the way around but hey it's a good strong process and I got a little ways to go I'm gonna finish this one up you get the other one done I just wanted to show you guys a couple of different processes the dual shield flux core and the stick welding and a couple of different machines of course if you don't want to go with a three path three paths method and take all that time to go around three times you can always just say to hell with it and pull out a 5/32 crank it up to about a hundred and fifty amps and let her fly one pass yeah so we've got a couple of these columns bolted down plumbed and level and this is what it looks like here you can see we got a little bit of a gap on the bottom about two inches and what we have is we've got a couple of nuts we've got four nuts on the bottom and that allows for adjustment up and down if we need to to get them perfectly level and in line with the rest of the columns here and then a little bit of adjustment sideways the holes are one inch in diameter in the steel plate and the bolts are three core so it gives us a little bit of flexibility that way as well everything is lined up nice and plumb the next step is to put some dry pack underneath the bottom that gap that's gonna fill that gap that two-inch gap between the concrete footing and the plate itself once we get that done we'll have them all ready and then BL start fabricating okay so all columns are in all the dry pack is underneath the bottom they're nice and plumb and there's a shot right down the lane right there you can see that everything lines up nice and perfect and then the dry pack is in underneath the columns so everything is nice and tight there like that all right and everything is exactly 90 inches between the columns which is what I was hoping for since I already had the material pre-cut I was kind of worried about that but absolutely right on the money and perfect so ready to take this back to the shop get these panels built okay so while my guys were over the jobsite finishing setting the steel columns in place and also finish setting the forms for the final pour over top of the steel columns allows me to get back here to the shop and start fabricating the five fence panels they're gonna be going between the columns I've made those measurements since the columns are now in place of concrete and I know the exact measurements I need to fabricate these five panels one thing and will let you know is I've already done one I put one panel together I wanted to just experiment and be sure that I wasn't going to come across any any issues that that we're going to come up I want to be sure I could build this panel without any problems and maybe learn something along the way just make their help me make the Haas for panels an easier bill and I did I come up with a couple things that I'm going to need to do for these final panels so let's get started all right so the first thing I had to do was tack well these two inch square tubes onto my welding table because the panel's I'm making are actually bigger than my table so you know when you work by yourself like I do often you've got to figure the easiest way to make things work and that's the case here you can even see when I'm laying the pickets out I've even got a pinch square tube on either side to hold the pickets in place now once I've got everything all figured out there and squared up I want to add and well the first picket on the one side here and then went around to the other side and welded that on double check for square to be sure everything's nice and square and once it is I've went ahead and laid out where the other pickets go and I'm just dropping them in there and I'm gonna start the process of welding the pickets in now you can see as I'm moving along right here you know sometimes you can hold the torch the way you're supposed to but other times you just can't look over the edge to see what you're doing so there's multiple different ways of me holding the torch to make this work all right so the good old form set right here for the concrete that's going to be going in – in there – between two columns and check out the formwork here it's crazy you know a lot of bracing concrete's really heavy so when you get that kind of wage up against the forms really important to have everything raised top securely so it's not gonna be any crash a lot of pressure on concrete when it gets up to five stays nice and straight you can see the wedges that are even in between the concrete right there those wedges even add for a digital additional support to hold against that form so it doesn't want to blow out and strong back to the kickers that are anchored to the concrete here below as well it's just important to have it that way so you don't have any issues when you're pouring a concrete alright so here I'm back at the shop just finishing up the panels and here I'm laying out for the Spears they're gonna get welded to the top of the panel and you can just see how I like to be organized as best i can so i got everything laid out right where it needs to go everything is marked then i just come along and put a tack on the top and the bottom on each one of them and once i go through and do all that then I come back and straighten them all out sometimes you know well Daman they get a little crooked but once everything gets banged around and looked and straightened out I just went ahead and just well lit everything out and I worked out pretty good that way there it is the one of five panels complete and done the bottom we're running it up about half way just want to put that much pressure all the way to the top you can see concrete is in it about halfway up or so let me jump up on top here we go across here you see just how much concrete is going in this it says crazy amounts he's been allows them been lifetimes but heavy-duty that's the way we do things around here [Applause] well you can see the trouble I had moving things around and you know this is uh again working out yourself and everything being too heavy but I managed to get it done like I always do yeah worked out pretty good there's all five panels plus a little short slide panel for the very end everything is all done completed and ready for installation all right yesterday was a good day yeah able to get all the concrete board and we got the panels here today all panels are ready to be installed and this is the concrete we got it all poured all the columns are in [Applause] Lincoln Ranger 9 engine drive let's do it well the Lincoln Ranger 9 Engine Drive didn't quite work out quite as planned it had a little electrical issues there at the very beginning just as we're getting started so good thing I brought along my trusty in varrock 200 and that ended up working out pretty good you know it was nice to having all my guys with me here today during this installation there's just no way I could do this with just me and just wheeled my my main guy I ended up having all my guys here worked out really good you know the more help you have the better it is and we were able to throw those panels all up in there and you know despite building in my shop and then putting them up in here they all fit in there pretty much perfectly I had one little gap of about an eighth of an inch to weld up but it was no problem everything worked out really good all right well we've got the Phase two of the Benteen project is complete and this is what it looks like right there all turned out pretty good that part is phase one good that about a year ago and then this right here is what we just add it on all in all is a really good project sorry I didn't get to film much of the installation but it is a day before Thanksgiving here the 22nd or so of November and it's 95 degrees so the camera got a little overheated so I had to shut it down so this is all we got right here so hope you guys enjoyed this video it was a long long process from start to finish but it was a fun one pretty cool one more shot all right there you go thanks for watching don't forget to rate comment subscribe see you next time Jimbo's garage

24 Replies to “Big Metal Security Fence | JIMBO'S GARAGE”

  1. I know it´s an old video, but very impressed indeed with this job. Wish you could make some fencing like that over here in Mexico 🙂 you´d have a very happy customer hehe

  2. Hello!
    I started watching one of your videos by mistake and then another and another and so on and every video is very interesting and I like the fact that you take the time to talk about your tools or any advice or recommendation and I just love it.
    Thanks and greeting from Mexico!

  3. How much does some like this job cost around and are you able to make a gate on rollers for a drive gate Please comment back I like the way it looks and where are you located

  4. Nice job. 👍. In a thousand years when archeologists look back on our civilisation, that fence will still be there. 👍

  5. Good afternoon. One question I had after watching the video was if and how you capped each of the posts. You showed attachment of the base plate for each post, but did not mention or show a cap or how you filled each post. Thanks for your great video!

  6. I've got a mate in Washington, he needs a Pro to do some fabricating, he reckons it'll cost around $5 billion. Are you interested?

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