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Post  mrhawthorne on Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Hi All,

I'm hoping to borrow from the collective wisdom of the group: I'm building a warehouse (see pics below), but am having some trouble.

The beams that extend from one side to another are sagging in the middle. Is there a way to reinforce the beams?

Thanks for any and all responses,

MrHawthorne

Also, why is the second picture upside down? Help!




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Re: Warehouse Building

Post  Brianb on Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:04 pm

Not sure why the second picture is upside down either.  

As for the sagging on the beams.  It looks like you were using 2x2 tiles on the top?  If you would use longer tiles 1x6 or 1x8 staggered (and staggered over the plate below), and plates as long as you can get (2x12, 2x14 or 2x16).   It's hard to see in the picture, but could you redesign the beam so it is built on it's side?  

Good luck.
Brian

PS.  MOC looks great overall!

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Re: Warehouse Building

Post  Kreativ Snail on Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:11 pm

What Brian said, stagger the pieces, and use longer ones. Also, you could switch to technic for strength.

The pic is upside down because you probably used a cell phone to take the pic, and the picture uploader doesn't know to flip it.

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Re: Warehouse Building

Post  D_Runyon on Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:33 am

Could you use bricks instead of plates (or bricks sandwiched between plates)? Brian's suggestion of putting the plates sideways would eliminate most of the sag as well. Good luck!

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Re: Warehouse Building

Post  mrhawthorne on Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:29 pm

Great! Thanks, everyone! I've actually placed more girders in the middle and it's taken care of the sagging problem, but these are great suggestions. I'm a novice builder, so all the help I can get is awesome.

I'll post pictures of it when it's completed.

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