Sunday, September 9, 2012
Basic Beginner's Metallurgy: Lesson One Prime
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
September IXth, MMXII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
Students interested in the trades should be aware of the following when installing a metal wire mesh cage front in a basement IV a condominium, or when touching up the old door.
I. Always wear a mask, goggles, & gloves & proper safety equipment when sweeping up the metal shards & particles that are around from taking out the old door. This ensures the worker maintains metal free lungs & breathing systems. It also makes sure they stay alert while performing the task.
II. Have plenty of garbage cans, bags, & vacuum supplies such as a shop vac to ensure the proper cleaning of as much of the particulates as possible in front of you.
III. Make sure to solder any misjointed breaks properly with a proper arc welder or other welding supplies & make this equipment is in proper workinbg order. Otherwise, rent a piece of equipment, or to guarantee safety II the highest degree, hire an experienced welder who can make sure the joints are properly & safely soldered. On nerw doors, make sure there are no joint fractures beIV you bring the door &or cage component down the stairs or elevator IV installation, this will save having II haul it back up the stairs & get delayed in the stasrty of your project.
IV. There could be bolts in the floor, or pieces of rebar &/or metal sections holding the metal sections IIgether into the floor. Be prepared IV any contingency & that you may have to borrow, rent, or even buy tools that will allow you II take out the supports/holders in the floor beIV you can remove the metal frame &/or door. Sweep up the rust & be prepared II have rust remover & rags on hand, as well as a mop & pail & safe chemicals that will allow IV cleaning/sanitizing of the floor beIV putting the new door/frame/component piece in.
V. Make sure there are no small children or pets running around or near you as you work on this type of project b/c they could get hurt by metal, or sparks from welding. Also, keep folks with respiratory issues like asthma or a weak heart/lung capacity away from project areas that involve metal particulates.
VI. Try & be safe at all times, or as safe as you can.
General Scrap & General Steel Sir,