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#12135 - 09/07/13 03:44 PM Welding wet
ktmtragic Offline
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Registered: 07/04/10
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Loc: Sydney Australia
I work in the industrial laundry game and often weld up water or steam leaks. My question is can you guys recommend a technique for welding up pin holes in steel or stainless using a stick welder? My problem is generally the areas are a bit wet and impossible to get completely dry. I seem to get them sealed but wondered if there is a better method
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#12138 - 09/07/13 07:24 PM Re: Welding wet [Re: ktmtragic]
poleframer Offline
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Registered: 02/25/10
Posts: 159
Loc: Cave Junction OR
There might be epoxys that would hold up as well as welds. I dont know tho.
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#12145 - 09/08/13 12:28 PM Re: Welding wet [Re: poleframer]
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Registered: 02/14/10
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if it's thick material,the stick 680 rod seems to run great on stainless,but thin material-then I'd TIG weld it for best results.Can you find out WHAT kind/grade of stainless? SS-304,308,309,316,409,416? each has its own characteristics and can be matched to a filler rod.There's also a wet repair epoxy made by Devcon,2-part stuff,works really good..Grainger 5E151,about $75
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#12146 - 09/08/13 01:20 PM Re: Welding wet [Re: bunkclimber]
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Generally 316. The reason for stick is I don't have the argon bottle all the time
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