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    Excuse my spelling...have a job coming up on some decorative rot iron landscape fencing....was wondering what would be the best process to use...mostly re-tacking the tacks broken....thanks in advance

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    How decorative?
    Scrolls Pickets and such can be plain old mild steel.

    Some of the more ornate stuff is cast iron.
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    • #3
      http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...earchid=895565
      Ed Conley
      http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
      MM252
      MM211
      Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
      TA185
      Miller 125c Plasma 120v
      O/A set
      SO 2020 Bender
      You can call me Bacchus

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      • #4
        welding rot iron

        I haven't seen it yet so don't know how decorative....was just told about it

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        • #5
          welding rot iron

          If it regular steel just tack again with stick. Pull up, tack, tack, tack, roll up and roll out...

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          • #6
            unless its about 150 years old its most likely not wrought iron. most likely mild steel. newer stuff has those Chinese cast iron points on them.

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            • #7
              All deco steel I use is mild, except for the stuff that is obviously cast, such as post caps, baluster shoes, some fence toppers, etc. you should be able to see an obvious difference between the cast and mild steel parts. Everything decorative steel I mig. In fact I was just working on a handrail and baluster system with mild steel hammered edge tube. Migging it all day. When I have to set cast post caps or similar I just epoxy them.

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              • #8
                Here are some photos I took haven't gotten a chance to see what type of metal it is
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                • #9
                  Looks like cast iron panels in a mild steel railing. Are you going to sandblast and repaint it?---Meltedmetal

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                  • #10
                    welding rot iron

                    Metalmaster....I don't have a sandblaster

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