Re: [bolger] Which is stonger?
- On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 8:57 AM, delorypaul <PAULDELORY@...> wrote:
>A double Brick Schooner! Cool.
> Does anyone have any idea if 16 guage galvanized stell would be as strong as
> 18 guage stainless steel. I was thinking of cutting nail protection plates
> to make the connector tabs for double brick schooner.
> Thanks Paul
Free advice is worth what you pay for it.
If it were me, I would be shopping the local Home Depot for some of
the "Simpson Strong-Tie" brand framing hardware to use for fixing up
the hardware. A bunch of the Simpson framing hardware comes in 10
guage and 12 guage.
I think that 16 gauge is kind of thin, and 18 gauge even thinner.
Also, it is true that dissimilar metals can start into corrosion.
This can be avoided by using galvanized fasteners with galvanized
parts, or by keeping things nice and dry when not in use.