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Walchit

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Re: 26" Gen 2 Performer Quarantine Project
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2020, 06:18:45 AM »
@andrewshrm Can you give me more details on the aluminum extrusion cross beams? I am getting ready to do this and love that solution.

I've looked a  couple times and  cant figure this out either

andrewshrm

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Re: 26" Gen 2 Performer Quarantine Project
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2020, 06:45:27 PM »
@wbenton - for sure - the aluminum extrusion is something we use all the time in the tradeshow industry.  These COVID19 hospitals that were setup in convention centers were largely constructed out of the same stuff.  If you're outside the industry it could be a really hard product to come by given that most of the companies who produce the extrusion only sell B2B and not direct to consumer.  I used Octanorm (https://www.octanorm.com/us/Home).  Another major provider is AGAM (https://www.agam.com).

These two photos show the assembly a bit better.  I bought some hardwood dowel (I think it was 1 1/8") and painted it black and then cut it into four 5" lengths.  These were then inserted into the ends of the Weber tube framing.  In my method, I used wood screws to then attach the short vertical length of extrusion to the tube frame - the inserted dowels gave the wood screws something to bite into.  Then, with the vertical extrusion mounted, I could simply lock in the main extrusion beams.  Both Octanorm and AGAM extrusion use a connecting lock system to allow different extrusions to join to others.  The silver hex-head circle in two locations in the first photo are the actual Octanorm locks that torque into the vertical extrusion.

The inserted dowels are probably more valuable than the extrusion in all honesty.  The Weber tube frame is way to thin to hold any kind of fastener IMHO, but with the right diameter of dowel tightly inserted you can thru-bolt right into the end of a painted 2x4 or 2x6 cross member and skip the extrusion altogether now that you've put support inside the tube.

BUT... extrusion is cool so henceforth extrusion in mine  ;)

Been' having some fun getting her dirty with some meat the past couple days too!






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bbqking01

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Re: 26" Gen 2 Performer Quarantine Project
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2020, 11:35:20 AM »
The crowd gasps as the curtain drops away and the newest beautiful sculpture appears. Those 26 look amazing!


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Shoestringshop

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Re: 26" Gen 2 Performer Quarantine Project
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2020, 12:39:49 PM »
I have got to build me one of them. I have 1/2 of the build now ready to start, just working on the 2nd half to complete it. I was going to use the NIB 26 I have for another custom originally but I like this. Just 1 more 26 to go and Ill be ready.


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Donahue357

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Re: 26" Gen 2 Performer Quarantine Project
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2020, 10:36:17 AM »
Beautiful work!


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jimz

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Re: 26" Gen 2 Performer Quarantine Project
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2020, 09:12:15 AM »
Ive got a 26" i want to do as well. what do they do for a cover???