Rasmateo wrote:Thanks for the info, head spinning a little. 8 cm apart for screws correct? I'll check the other threads for sealing, thanks again!
I'm about to do the unforgivable: math.
If you use #8 screws, which are 5/32-inch in diameter, then eight diameters would be 40/32 inches or 1.25 inches.
So if you follow the old truism to space rivets/shear screws no more than eight diameters apart, then you'd want to space your screws 1.25 inches apart. That's about 3.2 centimeters.
With that said, we aren't building airplanes. I usually go with 1.5 inch spacing, because A) I like how it looks B) it's easier to measure and C) I know it'll clamp the overlapping metal. If you want to go with 8 cm spacing (that's about 3.2 inches), then that'll probably work just fine. The only downside is there's a little more possibility for future leaks. How much, I don't know ...
I guess that's the long way of saying, "Full steam ahead!"