Talk:Corrugated galvanised iron

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In Australia corrugated iron is colloqially known as tin. Sam Wilson 03:03, 7 September 2006 (UTC) In Australia the replacement for galvanised sheeting is now called Zincalume. It come in natural finish and many colours billbeee 06:39, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

And it's called corrugated steel where I'm from. And no, it doesn't rust easily but generally lasts decades. -- (talk) 20:59, 2 July 2014 (UTC)


Was tin also used in such a way? Badagnani (talk) 22:45, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Never run across this. Galv was called "Tin" in Australia (still is in some places) and possibly elsewhere. Given the relative abundance (and consequently cost) of iron vs tin over time it is unlikely it would be used in the same way - Peripitus (Talk) 12:00, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Not quite the same thing[edit]

Conex box.jpeg

Corrugated galvanised iron and corrugated steel are not quite the same thing. The latter might merit it's own article. Peter Horn User talk 21:47, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Typo in header. Peter Horn User talk 21:49, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Can you explain what the difference is, preferably with WP:RS? Reify-tech (talk) 00:18, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
The difference is in the geometry, or appearance, of the cross section and besides that in the case of the conex box the corrugated steel may not be galvanized at all, but painted. Look at the images I'm posting here and compare. Peter Horn User talk 21:18, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
@Reify-tech: I'm looking forward to your input. Peter Horn User talk 04:27, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Considering that Corrugated galvanised iron is in fact in its core a steel product (see the article), it is therefore simply a specific kind of corrugated steel. The most logical approach (to me it would seem) is to rename / move the page to "Corrugated steel (products)", and let galvanized and painted variations be discussed in appropriate sub-sections. Alternatively there could be sub-sections that address these as design considerations. For instance a paragraph on different geometries, and another paragraph dealing with the different methods of rust-proofing and finishing the iron / steel. Sometimes combinations are used – for instance modern shipping containers are made out of CorTen Weathering steel, AND get painted. A major drag, I think, is the fact that a shitload of pages currently link to "Corrugated galvanised iron", so moving it will be a Bitch... (talk) 19:41, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

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"Corrugated iron"[edit]

Why are we using the British English term is none of what is for sale any more is actually "iron"? I've never heard it called that in the US, and our term "corrugated sheet metal" seems much more accurate. We have an entire article about "iron sheets" that are actually steel because that's what the English still call them? I see above some talk about changing the name of the article, but I see it hasn't been done. I personally am in favor of it, not just because I prefer terms I'm more familiar with, but because the title is just not really accurate. I had to go back and read it again more closely before I found the sentence right after the opening one where it says "is made out of mild steel", because nowhere else in the article does it say that this "iron" was anything other than what it's called, and I was starting to think you could still buy sheets of actual corrugated iron in the UK. Interestingly I did a test, and I got a bit under 3 million hits for "corrugated steel", a bit under 9 million for "corrugated iron", and almost 16 million for "corrugated tin" (which is actually used by some people in the US also, so that might explain it...that's why we still sell "tin snips" in the stores). By that metric, we should call the article "corrugated tin", but I doubt that's a good idea. AnnaGoFast (talk) 07:07, 11 December 2017 (UTC)