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Old 05-03-2010, 06:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks great. Nice work, I hope you see some positive results. For anyone welding EMT, be sure to wire brush off the galvanized coating and/or weld in a ventilated area.

Do you have a rough estimate of the weight of the AeroLid?
Welding galvanized steel is not something to be undertaken by someone who is not aware of the dangers of zinc poisoning. When I welded the skeleton together I was in a garage with a good crossbreeze and I didn't hover in the path of the welding smoke, rather staying back a bit and letting the smoke get blown away.

The AeroLid wieghs in at less than 30 lbs, probably around 20lb. I havent weighed it yet but I can lift it up with one hand and mount it on the truck easily myself (two hands).
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