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    Default welded cast alum. with fluxcore

    Hey guys, I've been told that you can't weld aluminum with flux core wire.welded some yesterday with my Hobart E-Z 125. Set on 90 amps. Anyone ever heard of doing that? What else could I weld with it?

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    I've never heard of aluminum flux cored wire.

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    it is dependant on what the flux core is but yes there is alum flux core wire. HOWEVER it is for brazing/soldering applications not "mig" welding, as far as i know/ can find.
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    What kind of wire? Just because you were able to strike an arc and get a bright light doesn't mean it was a good weld...
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    I never knew anything besides for tig for cast aluminum.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Country Metals View Post
    I never knew anything besides for tig for cast aluminum.
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    Default it held somehow

    Used regular flux core .30 wire, don't remember specs. It hel up to a snow quench while it was red hot. And withstood impacts that the casting could , no break, no fail. By all means it was not a pretty weld.

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    How do you get aluminum red hot?

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    This thread makes my brain hurt. Please put down the whip and step away before someone gets hurt
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