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Cut 8" steel I Beam
November 25, 2008
6:36 PM
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Thanks for all your help.

The job is done.

Clarence

November 21, 2008
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A hard to find tool, but works very well is a handheld diamond cutter with a flush cutting asembly and steel cutting disks.
We have used to cut really thick shafts with this equipment, and the finnish is better than melting and blow away.
the steel cuttind disks look almost exactly the same as a traditional diamond disk, but it uses different cutting segments.

November 9, 2008
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be prepared for your joists to cave in when you cut the i-beam.

November 8, 2007
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I could have been a retrofit to shore up a sagging house. I have seen that in many houses.

November 5, 2007
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that must be some house if it's built with steel I-beams. well constructed house indeed. mostly wood around here. never saw a house with steel beams in these parts. impressive.

November 5, 2007
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use a plasma cutter if you can get ahold of one not as hot as a torch

November 3, 2007
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If the web and flange are 1/4" or under it could be done with a reciprocating saw and a heavy duty bimetal blade(s). If it's thicker thatn that, wet the wood, keep water handy (and ABC fire extinguisher), cover everything around it with welding blankets and cut it with a torch. Keep your oxy pressure low though, so that you can control your flares better.

November 3, 2007
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do you have to cut it to remove it or just cut it. I would just have a fire watch and cut it with a torch

November 3, 2007
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Oxy-Acetylene Cutting Torch

November 3, 2007
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We have to cut a standard sized steel I beam in the basement of a house. An abrasive type cut off saw works well for a smaller, moveable beam, but does anyone know of something that will cut a beam 8' up with access from the bottom when there are wood joists over top of the beam?

Thanks,

Clarence

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