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Installation help

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by Aboveallgraphics, May 1, 2013.

  1. Aboveallgraphics

    Aboveallgraphics Member

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    Hey Gang,

    I got a new look for my business (after the drubbing I took for the one I designed.) I need some advice on the best way to install this.
    The sign location is down by the highway about 125 feet across the parking lot underneath the gas prices and moveable copy board that the main business uses. The distance between the poles is ten feet in width. If I use 4x8 material then it will work out to be about 48 x 56 finished size (I intend on cutting it out to shape. I'm gonna make another thread on that issue as well.)

    I am thinking just screw a couple of pieces of angle iron between the poles and paint them white and attach the sign to that.
    Also, do you have any ideas to make it bigger to fill in more of the available space?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    put the circle with the A to the left of the name

    or you can get a 5x10 of ACM and it will then fit at ~60x70
     
  3. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    You're going to need to build a complete frame due to windload. I would assume you need to get a permit (?). If so, they're going to want to see drawings showing the framing/attachment method is sufficient.

    ''Above All'' is going to look funny at the bottom of the sign. :)
     
  4. Aboveallgraphics

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    Hey Moze,

    Would you please elaborate on what you mean by a full frame?

    Thanks
     
  5. johnnysigns

    johnnysigns Very Active Member

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    Something to adequately support the force that wind will induce on the sign. A 4x5ft or 5x6ft "sail" could do major property or personal damage if it gets free in some good wind.
     
  6. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    [SUB]I think I misinderstood your post. For some reason I read it as you were going to install vertical angle iron at the ends and that's all the sign was going to be fastened to.

    If you run horizontal angle iron stringers (like I think you meant), you should be fine. If you're attaching to existing steel supports, you're going to have to weld to the existing supports, unless it's I-beam or you otherwise have access to nut-and-bolt it.[/SUB]
     
  7. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I would design a sign to fit the space, logo on the left, some services & contact on the right
     
  8. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    I agree 100%.
     
  9. Aboveallgraphics

    Aboveallgraphics Member

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    Thanks Moze. You are correct with the horizontal stringers. So you think welding is the only way to make it sturdy enough?

    Bill& Moze....I thought of that too but I really wanna add to the dimensional look by cutting it out to shape ( I started another thread on making it dimensional. I would appreciate it if you would both take a look there and tell me what you think.) Can you tell me of a way to use up the whole space and yet give it a dimensional look?

    Thanks.
     
  10. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    If you had a way to through-bolt it, it would be strong enough. Without seeing what the existing supports are (steel tube, I-beam, etc.) it's hard to advise how to attach it. Do you have any photos of the sign?
     
  11. Aboveallgraphics

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    Hey Moze,

    It is a square steel tube. I do not have access to the inside to bolt and nut. I'll try to get a picture this weekend.


    Thanks.
     
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