1979 - Volume #3, Issue #6, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Bolt-Together Poly-Strut Buildings
"We can put up a 4,000 sq. ft. building in 2 days. Or, we'll ship a ready-to-construct kit directly to the farmer and he can build it himself," Trafton told FARM SHOW. "The entire building bolts and screws together. Most anyone can construct it."
Key to the system are extruded aluminum, 31/z in. columns. Winged brackets, also made from aluminum, attach to fanned struts on the column with set screws and tightening bolts. Brackets slide up and down the columns to the desired position and can be angled off in any direction off any strut. "This lets you build at angles that aren't possible with conventional materials," says Trafton. "The new building concept assembles and bolts together like a child's erector set and accommodates most any structural design requirements."
The 6-in. wide cross members allow at least that much insulation in the side-walls. The area under the
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