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Can I mig weld stainless steel

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  • #16
    Originally posted by nfinch86 View Post
    Dave; Well, It's a Small Job, and 308L & C-25 are what I have ! There's No Way I'm buying Tri-Mix for this small job !


    ................ Norm
    Id tig it

    the co2 will help the weld rust over time

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    • #17
      Hey Dave,

      Know it's a typo but you may want to check your tri-gas mix in post #10.

      I "hope" some newbie doesn't try a 90% Hydrogen mix.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
        Hey Dave,

        Know it's a typo but you may want to check your tri-gas mix in post #10.

        I "hope" some newbie doesn't try a 90% Hydrogen mix.
        Sundown: Hey Thanks, forgot the "e"

        Hopefully no one will try it, I doubt if they could find anyone to fill that recipie!

        Thanks again, I think I need to clean my keyboard!

        Dave

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        • #19
          Originally posted by gordfraser View Post
          Id tig it

          the co2 will help the weld rust over time
          I Do Not Tig.!

          ............. Norm

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          • #20
            Vertical up hand?

            Norm,

            if you want help with uphand solid wire steel or ss let me know.I'll show you the ancient frenchman secret technique LOL.You'll quickly make it have the stack of dimes look,just like i was talking about when i called you,Frank

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            • #21
              S.S Mig, Solid Wire !

              Originally posted by Frank Motoweld View Post
              Norm,

              if you want help with uphand solid wire steel or ss let me know.I'll show you the ancient frenchman secret technique LOL.You'll quickly make it have the stack of dimes look,just like i was talking about when i called you,Frank
              Frank Hi;

              What's Your secret Technique? As far as this Small Job, It's only about 12"
              Long, Sink Divider . I'll just try carefully to Mig it with S.S. Mig Wire ?

              .......... Norm

              P.S. Frank I respnded to your P.M, Not sure If it went through ?

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              • #22
                Zee secret?

                Hi Norm,friendship buddy old pal,the ancient frenchman secret technique has been sent in your company's email.And no it will not self destruct after opening LOL,Frank

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                • #23
                  and dont forget sheild gas up to 30, it helps a lot when miging stainless

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                  • #24
                    To flux or not to flux that's the question

                    It don't seem like using a flux cored stainless wire is all that great, especially for a large water fountain. you would have a lot of cleanup to do. And in my opinion flux cored wire is not as good to use on the thin stuff as solid wire. You know you can rent a tri-mix bottle by the month, that's if you did not want to by one for keeps.. I wish you the best on completing your project(s)....Bob

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                    • #25
                      Food Grade Stainless

                      Originally posted by davedarragh View Post
                      Hey Norm: Food grade is usually 316 isn't it?

                      FCP-316L is all position EXCEPT vertical down.

                      What kind of wire do you have?

                      The Federal Bankruptcy Judge ordered both sides to a Mediation Hearing on May 27th.

                      The drama continues................

                      Dave
                      I know of only two food grade stainless, 304 and 316. There may be more but thies are the most used..

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                      • #26
                        does not have to be tri mix gas but it would be preferred

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                        • #27
                          flux core stainless wire burns to hot foe welding thin stainless hard wire would be better

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                          • #28
                            the ancient frenchman secret is trigger it

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                            • #29
                              You just responded to a question from '09.

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                              • #30
                                Dave Derag, Alot of counters are mostly made out of 304 stainless, I use 316 wire which is acceptable.

                                Nfinch96, You might have some problems on that thin stainless, If your going to try to mig it I would like to suggest .023 wire.

                                Remember that your welds need to be smooth so food does'nt get caught in the weld ripples which can hold bacteria.

                                I personally like to tig weld all restauarant stainless and buff it to a #4 finish to match existing.

                                Unfortunately what happens about 20% of the time is the restarant tries to go cheap and I've had guys braze the stainless, arc weld it and mig weld it and I get the call to fix it because the health department says its not good enouph.

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