how to make footing for sheet metal partition wall?

modern_miss(10A (15 Sunset) SF Bay Area CA)August 2, 2013

I want to build a half-height wall out of corrogated sheet metal (the photo shows flat metal - but I am going to use corrugated metal - gauge 14 or thinner). My question is, how do I get it to stand up permanently? Do I need a concrete footer and then pour concrete on both sides (below the surface of the dirt)? I'm in zone 10/CA - we don't have much frost.
THANKS!

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yardvaark

Let's not yet think about how it's going to work down in the ground. To what do you intend to fasten the corrugated panels? They are not going to stand alone like the sheet steel in the picture. And does your scheme have it curved like that? I'm thinking you'll need some fence-post-like vertical members to attach the panels to, spaced every few feet. With the gauge you're using, the panels are going to be highly subject to damage. What forces will affect it?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 3:11PM
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deviant-deziner(Oh zone)

My question is, how do I get it to stand up permanently?
A- welded pins extending down into footing.
Do I need a concrete footer and then pour concrete on
both sides (below the surface of the dirt)? I'm in zone 10/CA - we don't have much frost.
A- yes. we usually use a reinforced spread footing.
size and deign of footing is dependent on a variety of factors such as the active and passive pressures and loads , soils and type and height of materials.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 4:28PM
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rosiew(8 GA)

bumping. Find the look handsome. Hope to learn more.

Deviant, can you offer a guideline for the length of the welded pins and how high they are welded to the metal?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 4:27PM
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