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Old 05-30-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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I have a sheet metal hurricane box that's custom made for a window.

This is the window.



This is the hurricane box.



It was originally welded sheet metal, but a bunch of lumber fell over it and two of the seams failed, as indicated.





I thought about rewelding it, but the more I look at it, the more I am thinking a better way to make the joints is to use strips of angles instead.

Do you think using something like JBWELD with angles PLUS a few drilled holes for nuts/bolts makes a better joint?

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Reinforcing it with 1" angle is a great idea.


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Take it to a local metal shop and have them reweld the seams with a MIG welder. Along with reinforcing the unit.
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Just reweld it. Think about this...what does it protect? Simple answer: the glass. Structural integrity is in the framing, and no cover or shutter adds to that.
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The problem is that the weld job on it was bad to begin with. It is a wonder that it was able to stay together this long. The bead should be one continuous joint. If the welding was done properly.
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