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Weight of steel sheet

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    What is the weight of a sheet of 3/8" steel 4x8' in dimensions?
    Same question for 1/4"

    I want to build a table in the new shop for welding on. But I don't know if I will beable to move that much metal :haha: (by I, i mean not myself, other people helping)
     
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    i moved a 3x1 ft piece of 3/8 with no sweat. im sure about 10 times the size will be a pita
     
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    3/8 plate weighs 15.32 lbs/sqft x 32sqft=490.24 lbs
    1/4 plate weighs 10.21 lbs/sqft x 32sqft=326.72 lbs

    A four by eight table is a big table, I wouold go smaller, but thicker.
    My welding table is four by five, but its 1 1/4 inch thick; you tack something to it, and it doesn't warp on you. I had a five by eight table, ended up with crap piled on one end and not quite enough room to weld whatever the project was; smaller table, no tendency to pile stuff on it. Hope this helps.
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    youll be fine my stepdad has some real long 24" deep steel plate iron angle shop tables in his garage he built with welder and we can move them in and out of garage and im only 142lbs soaking wet

    heavy but not THAT heavy

    happy shop tables building :D
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    almost 500 pounds for the 3/8's eh? I'm still deciding on the size, I know I want it 8' long. But I dont know the depth/width. If I make it smaller than 4' I can have metal for shackles...

    I could move it with a engine hoist if I drill a couple holes in it, right? Back the truck into garage, drill required holes, then attach chain-attach hoist. Then lift it up, while the truck moves out? :crazy:
     
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    Yes, you could move it with an engine hoist, but why drill holes? Just weld a couple lengths of chain at each end, hook the lifting chain to them and lift. When you are done moving it, cut the chains off and grind smooth; It is a welding table after all, you're gonna be grinding on it regularly. :D
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    a rule of thumb is 12"x12"x1/2"~~~20.8lbs IIRC


    and as for moveing it snap a vice grip on it and a chain hook will snap on to the vice grip.

    and if you can back the truck in get the vice grips on you should be able to slid it out on to the table!
     
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    Don't know if I really want to trust vice grips with 500 pounds of metal?
    Table isn't made yet anyway, so it has to go on the floor.

    I have to drill holes because I don't trust my welding skills yet!
     
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    if you clamp them as tight as you can so tight you need something to help pry the release to get them off they will hold, and ass with anything never be underneath a lifted load
     
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    alright thanks, I'll try that first instead of wasting time drilling holes.
     

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