Auto Manufacturer – West Point, GA
¾ x 4 3/8 Headed Shear Connectors shot Thru-Deck. Three mezzanines were shot inside this Auto Manufacturing facility in West Point, GA, which was right next to the Kia plant. The job consisted of 4,600 ea ¾ x 4 3/8 HSC’s. This was a really tough job for a couple of reasons. First, it was “B” Deck. This type of decking only has a 1.5” flute for the 1.335” diameter ¾ thru-deck ferrule to fit in. Where this really causes problems is when the decker cheats the deck at the side laps and causes those flutes to be too small to accommodate the ferrule. And if the drawings call for studs in every flute, then the side lap flute must be widened with a hammer. On this job, almost every carrier beam fell where there was a side lap which caused a lot of failures. This, in combination with all the beams being gray primered/painted on the top flange made for a tough job that required us to 100% inspect our work.
Equipment used: Tru-Weld Equipment 205 KW Generator and TWE SC-3402 Dual Gun Stud Welder with TWE17000 HD Stud Guns and Thru-Deck accessories.
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