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#262030 31-Dec-2019 14:02
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I'm gathering bits to make a sliding door for a shed, and want to put a 6m length of stainless T bar on the floor as a guide. I'm looking for about 30mm x 30mm x 4-5mm thick so I can fix it upside down to the floor in a cast concrete channel.

 

I done a fair bit of searching online and it seems nothing is available in NZ. Most options seem to be china, India or the US. 

 

This seems unbelievable. Does anyone out there know if I can buy this in NZ?

 

 


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  #2383335 31-Dec-2019 15:02
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Yeah that is about the 3rd option, but I'd buy it in a 3m or 6m lengths from Steel & Tube. The 2nd option would be Galv steel "T" but that also seems to be rare these days.

 

I am sure in years gone by it was possible to buy T sections in Steel or Stainless but it's not jumping out at me now online.


 
 
 
 


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  #2383348 31-Dec-2019 15:14
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Best bet would be flat bar and get your local metal guy to weld it into T, Or go for an Aluminium extrusion 

 

 

 

Could see if these guys have a length in or can bring it in without costing a bomb tho:

 

http://www.wakefieldmetals.co.nz/index.php/architectural/structural-stainless-steel/ssa/





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  #2383373 31-Dec-2019 15:37
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Beccara:

Best bet would be flat bar and get your local metal guy to weld it into T, Or go for an Aluminium extrusion 

 

 

The alu probably won't work if he's going to he sliding a heavy door over it, although cost-wise it'd make a lot more sense. No overall advice on the stainless, but as a general comment that you may want to look for galvanised as an alternative, a friend of mine had to get some custom stainless stuff done for a coastal environment and the welding was a pain, you can't for example use a steel brush to prepare it because any carbon-steel tools (steel brush, hammers, etc) can contaminate the SS and cause it to rust. If it's done by "the local metal guy" and they've been welding/grinding carbon steel in the same location then the carbon steel dust can also get into the SS. You also obviously don't want to weld the SS with carbon-steel filler... from talking to him it was a right pain to do.



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  #2383379 31-Dec-2019 15:48
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OK good point. I'd like to use off the shelf items if I can so it's not a hassle to replace anything damaged in the future, so it looks like a bit of galv steel angle is probably going to be the solution.

 

Thanks for the feedback.


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  #2383417 31-Dec-2019 16:21
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why not look at the sliding gate floor tracks? they seem like they will do what you want.

 

like this

 

found in a quick search and you should be able to find a good set of wheels/castors to suit.




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  #2383424 31-Dec-2019 16:27
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Thanks. It will be hanging from a overhead track/roller setup, so I wont need rollers on the floor track. I'm just aiming for a guide/slot to keep the weather out.


 
 
 
 


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  #2383426 31-Dec-2019 16:28
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raven do a heap of door threshold seals etc which might work for you




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  #2383440 31-Dec-2019 16:41
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Awesome. Great idea for the Raven seals. Much easier.


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  #2383441 31-Dec-2019 16:42
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truant:

Thanks. It will be hanging from a overhead track/roller setup, so I wont need rollers on the floor track. I'm just aiming for a guide/slot to keep the weather out.

 

 

Oh, if it's not carrying any weight then what about using something like a galvanised L-beam dynabolted to the floor? Those might be easier to track down.

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  #2383470 31-Dec-2019 17:30
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Try https://www.vulcan.co/contact/stainless-auckland


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  #2383618 1-Jan-2020 12:01
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two angles joined together back to back make a T shape.


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