Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Fun with stainless steel
This is one of the odd jobs that keep things from getting too mundane. A gentleman was doing some upgrades to his home and wanted something that wouldn't rust and would hold 100 pound icicles. After getting a quote for painting and powder coat it was clear that stainless steel was the cost effective way to go. 3/8 in by 1 in 304 stainless was the choice because the customer wanted stout and no worries. I learned that if you plan on drilling holes you shouldn't quench the stainless unless you really like the idea of squealing, squalling and disagreeable metal.