FlyBye's 7x16 Build

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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby McDave » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:13 pm

Yup, any floating floor would have to go in after all the permanent stuff was attached. Not sure how well that would work for heavy loads like ATV or Harley etc.

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Dad, I miss you so...

Postby FlyBye » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:00 pm

I lot has transpired since my last post...

We found out that my father had a pretty large cancer on his left side. The oncologist was originally encouraged that about 85% of people who had his type of cancer responded positively to the treatments (chemotherapy), but we soon realized that my dad's cancer was unfortunately one of the 15% that did not respond as we hoped. My beloved father went home to his Lord and Savior early Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He is and will be missed by all who knew him. I miss him so!

I obviously have had my mind on other things and haven't even been able to think on the project since the news and the aftermath, but I remember even after the diagnosis, dad would still talk about us getting our rigs completed so we could take my mom and my wife camping. Perhaps, I'll get back out in the cargo trailer some time next week and pick up where I left off. It's difficult enough just to write this, but I thought it would be helpful for me plus let others know that that I haven't fallen off the planet. Yet!
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby Iconfabul8 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:46 pm

So sorry for your loss, Thoughts and prayers, hang in there.
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby bete » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:49 pm

Sorry for your loss, it's never easy.
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby flboy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:04 am

So sorry to hear about your loss. It is so hard to go through that. I miss my dad too. Your dad is at home now... so good to hear that. We all are just passing through.

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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby McDave » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:53 am

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby hankaye » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:22 am

FlyBye, Howdy;

Sorry to hear about your Dad. Miss mine as well, good to know that he is now pain free
and without discomfort as well. Grieve, it does the mind and sole well to do so. He will
always remain with you in your memories and when remembering he may actually provide
some answers to questions you may have.

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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby ris » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:38 pm

FlyBye sorry for your loss. Lost my dad to lung cancer 12 years ago and still miss him. Praying for your family. As Larry Norman said "we are only visiting this planet". Just remember the good times you'll had together. Once again sorry for your loss.
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby FlyBye » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:55 pm

I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers for our family at this time.
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby FlyBye » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:00 pm

I'm trying to put up some furring strips on the ceiling. The screws I'm using must not be the correct ones because "it ain't working!" I've tried the Teks Self-Tapping Screws #8x1". What have you tried that worked for you? Ideally, I wouldn't want to pre-drill if I did not have to.
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby Iconfabul8 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:13 am

Is it dulling the screw or just taking forever to drill? If the latter, are you using a cordless or plug in drill? A plug in will make a huge difference when using self tappers. If the tips are going dull, try a different brand. Maybe your trailer is made out of super steel! :thinking: Predrill may be your only option.
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby FlyBye » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:12 pm

Iconfabul8 wrote:Is it dulling the screw or just taking forever to drill? If the latter, are you using a cordless or plug in drill? A plug in will make a huge difference when using self tappers. If the tips are going dull, try a different brand. Maybe your trailer is made out of super steel! :thinking: Predrill may be your only option.


I'm not sure that it is dulling the screw to any noticeable degree.
I'm using a corded, plug in drill and applying way more pressure than should be required. (As a side note, I've got the strength of 10 men... even though they are very old and very tired men! :-)
I did try a tiny pilot hole to help get things started and it didn't make any difference.

Those who attached furring strips, did you use a screw with a sharp point or one of these self-tappers? And did you have to prep the spot with a pilot hole?
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby tylerjd » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:28 pm

Pic of the screws I used (with a pretty normal plug-in drill):
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The pine furring strip took a pilot hole to prevent splitting, but no pilot hole for the metal.
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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby hankaye » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:13 pm

tylerjd, Howdy;

Looks like they coated the cutting edge of the screw when they did the treatment.
Take them back and see if they offer any without the coating ... orrr you could burn
through the strength of 6 of those feeble old farts and wire brush off the coating
from the screws you have. Idle hands and all that crap you know the saying ...
If the box store doesn't have anything else try Fastenal.

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Re: FlyBye's 7x16 Build

Postby Padilen » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:33 pm

Self tapping screws aren't the same as self drilling. Some are both.

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