I'm Channing McCorriston, The Container Guy. In this video, follow along as a customer made a last-minute change on this modification to us. What we thought was going to be a very simple, common modification (one that we didn't want to follow with the film crew because it was a Man Door, CSM Brackets, Strut Channel install, and a Simple Access Hatch) got very difficult as there was a lot of back and forth with the customer.
We have a very short timeline to deliver this thing now. We are going to have to come up with some custom frames very quickly, that are going to accept some intake dampers and three huge exhaust fans out the back of this can, and we need to do it quickly- so follow along as we figure this out.
Both sides of the containers are relatively used up with space, and this is going to be an e-house. It's a test container for something up at a northern mine and so they are going to be generating a ton of heat. In the mid summer when it's the hottest, they're concerned about it overheating in there, and potentially damaging the electrical equipment. So they're looking for 7500 CFM of exhaust power for this thing to just 100% make sure if it's plus 40 out, it'll still keep all that equipment nice and cool. In order to do that, we're going to be creating a frame out of our end wall 60 inch window framing kit. That's going to adapt to three 16 inch exhaust
fans, that's going to be up high on the end wall of this container, and then on the door end. Now they want us to install two 24 by 24 intake dampers and those aren't just regularly available.
So what we ended up having to do is buy exhaust louvers and grates for the outside to shed the water and we're going to turn them inside out, so now they're intake dampers. Then again modify some frames to allow us to install them in these container doors. In order to do that we're going to have to remove door handles, or the lock rods that are nearest the hinges. I'm thinking we probably could put these on, but if the doors open and close nicely with just the two center ones, maybe we'll leave them off. So we're going to get at that right now, we're going to remove all the bolts, and remove these so they're out of our way and get to work. Follow along as we modify our frames, figure out a solution, and get her installed for this customer very quickly. We told them maybe middle to the end of next week, it's Friday today, and to get this thing delivered, I think we can potentially get this thing out today, so it's going to be fun and we're gonna push, we're gonna go hard.
So you might have heard me say earlier on in the video, I think we potentially get this thing out today. It's going to
be fun, it never works that way, and that's why we love doing everything in a 3D model prior to starting on a lot of this. We can have all of our frames laser cut and folded perfectly to fit the components that are going inside of this, and we can also order the correct components. You'll see that these look awesome, they turned out great. It was amazing what we were able to do with the material that we had laying around or what was at least in stock in our city, so we're happy the way it turned out. This is going to function the way that they need it. The customer needs this can to perform. What was supposed to be a one-week test, has now turned into a one-year test, but it's just a test that they're performing, and I think this thing is going to turn into storage or something afterwards.
Let's give you a final tour of this can, and then let's get it shipped off to our customer. Here we have the man door that's installed, if you notice, the self-closing device is up high on this door and it's got the locking door lever on the outside and then panic hardware on the inside. That seems to work very well now on this door. We actually struggled quite a bit there, we had a faulty slab from the manufacturer and things weren't going perfect. They weren't nice and straight. We tried everything we could to try to square this thing off and get it to work, but eventually had to start with the new slab, re-drill all of our holes, and install all the hardware all over again. That definitely extended the time frame on us delivering this to the customer. Lastly on this side, we have our access hatch frame. Here the customer is going to be running cables in or out, and they wanted it to open like an awning, and have a nice ledge for the cables to sit on that wasn't sharp and going to either kink or cut through the cables, and so that'll give them that. I'd love to come up with a bit better of a cable protrusion frame at some point, but this gets them by for the test that they're going to perform. Now let's run to the back end of this container and show you the T16 exhaust vent frame. These are six inches larger than our typical 10 inch exhaust vent, something we had to very quickly come up with because the customer needed 7500 CFM of exhaust airflow power, so this thing's going to be insane! I think every 10 seconds it's going to exchange the air inside of here, so that's pretty much like a paint booth or more, so too bad the vents are showing up tomorrow. We're not going to be able to put them in, so the customer's going have to do that, but I'd love to jump inside this thing once they're turned on just feel the suction.
So here it is, we've taken our 60 inch end wall window frame header, and our 60 inch end wall window frame footer, some side frames, and cut these down so that the opening is only about 16.5 inches to fit that exhaust fan. Then we've actually also taken a couple chunks out of another header, and welded them in here. So that's given us some center columns, where we can get three exhaust fans in a single frame. This worked out quite well. We like doing this better than just welding in angle iron frame. It sticks with the container modification world framing kits that we love so much. There's is a weldless kit, you're not burning any paint on this can. Because this is a used container, I'd be less concerned about welding something in and touching it up with paint. I would definitely want to go this route if I was using a one-time use shipping container. I hope you enjoyed following along as we quickly came up with some solutions to get this customer a solution that they need for their customers.
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