Thursday, September 4, 2014

How to Remove Aging Patio Cover - Part 4 of 6 - Cut Painted Metal Pipes Frames

Fig.1 Power supply
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Angle grinder with power cord with grinder wrenches
Electric power with extension cords 
Cut off wheel 4-inch 
Safety gloves  (protect the hands)
Safety goggles (protect the eyes)
Long sleeve work shirt (protect the arms)

A good friend hired my services to remove his aging patio cover in his backyard and he wanted to install a new garage kit.

This post shows twelve steps on how to remove galvanized patio poles.  

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the electrical extension cord is plugged into a home power supply.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the used to tighten the new cut off wheel. The black wrench hold the spindle from moving and the orange wrench tightens the last nut to the cut-off wheel.
Fig.2 Grinder wrenches
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the black wrench at the bottom of the spindle to keep it from spinning.
Fig.3 Grinder with
spindle wrench
Step 4: Fig.4 shows a 4-inch blue cut off wheel purchased at a local hardware store.
Fig.4 Cut off wheel
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the washer placed between the cut off wheel and the final adjustment wrench.
Fig.5 Washer before 
final lock nut
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the final lock nut placed over the wheel.
Fig.6 Final lock nut
Step 7: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows the wheel is tightened and ready for use.
Fig.7 Tightened lock nut
Fig.8 Ready to use
Note: This electric grinder should have the wheel cover attached to the grinder for safe use.  For more information please read the Makita on-line instruction manual. 

Step 8: Fig.9 shows grinder cutting metal pipe near the cement. This was used on all six metal post used to re-enforce the patio cover.
Fig.9 Starting to cut the pole
Step 9: Fig.10 shows the grinder cutting a support metal frame.
Fig.10 Cutting center pole
Step 10: Fig.11 shows the grinder cut the top of the support frame.
Fig.11 Cutting top 
support pole
Step 11: Fig.12 shows another wheel being replaced with a new cut-off wheel.
Fig.12 Changing wheel
Step 12: Fig.13 shows the metal post frame cut and ready to be recycled.
Fig.13 Final cut job done

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