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Don't know about current price, talk to your local steel supplier. Price is very much determined by quantity also. But note that in NZ anyway, is more likely to be 1.2 x 2.4 or 3.6m and possibly even a soft conversion from 3/16, 1/4, 5/16 inch thickness. .cheers Tb

 

 

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Do you want Corten because you want a rusty look? or are you considering it for tensile strength. If the look, then you could consider other cheaper steels and then coat it. There are now coatings that do the same thing, but better. Creating a rusty coating that then acts as a barrier to further corrosion and thus keeps the steel protected for much longer than just bare Corten steel is.

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On 13/11/2020 at 2:02 PM, syohana said:

I've heard of rod rigging but steel sheets sound a bit heavy. How do you get them around the winch?

Huh?...Oh I get you...bit droll....

 

AS well as being higher tensile, corten is also more corrosion resistant than mild steel, so it has a couple of things gong for it.... difficulty to work with and some what specialty  welding requirements, count against it

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On 6/11/2020 at 11:18 PM, wheels said:

Do you want Corten because you want a rusty look? or are you considering it for tensile strength. If the look, then you could consider other cheaper steels and then coat it. There are now coatings that do the same thing, but better. Creating a rusty coating that then acts as a barrier to further corrosion and thus keeps the steel protected for much longer than just bare Corten steel is.

Yeah, looking at using it for cladding on some parts of a house design... 

 

On 5/11/2020 at 9:18 PM, TimB said:

Don't know about current price, talk to your local steel supplier. Price is very much determined by quantity also. But note that in NZ anyway, is more likely to be 1.2 x 2.4 or 3.6m and possibly even a soft conversion from 3/16, 1/4, 5/16 inch thickness. .cheers Tb

 

 

Cheers TimB. understood. Working with the sheet sizes available to minimise wastage is also an important point. 

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