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  1. #1
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    old pot kettle cast iron

    I bit unusual request...I don't normaly do any cast iron work because I don;t know much about it. So anyway this seemed harmless and the older woman was pleased.










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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Looks good - what were the parameters, heat, wire or stick, settings?
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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Oh yeah ok Not much experience w/ cast so I did not use a nickel rod. I used 98/2 mix to try and achieve a mig spray arc w/ 35 wire. I heated the the iron a bit and went to town. wanted to try the nickel;however, uncharted territory.

    I used my torch more on this project
    weld it like you own it

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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Atsa Nica Job !

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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Hmmm..., afraid to ask what she cooks up in the cauldron JK
    Nice job on the handle!
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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Very good repair!
    I like the way you "found" the replacement piece..

    ...zap!


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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Quote Originally Posted by zapster
    Very good repair!
    I like the way you "found" the replacement piece..

    ...zap!
    Yeah that took a good bit of time deciding what to use. I just wish I knew more on the "majic" of welding to iron or cast iron to mild steel..... is it that you heat both materials to same melting temps? Or I should say fusable temps if there is such thing? Thats what I did anyway.

    Thanks Zap
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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    You could use 7018 stick..

    Or 309 Stainless with tig..

    ...zap!


    I am not completely insane..
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    I have figured out that keeping everyone happy is nearly impossible but pissing people off is easy and fun.

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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Quote Originally Posted by zapster
    You could use 7018 stick..
    Or 309 Stainless with tig..
    Or nickel rod stick welded. Or you could use the same nickel stick rod, clean the flux off, and tig weld it with that.

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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    That is a nice job, but could that be an FJ cruiser in the background....

    Don't want to hijack your thread but if it is an FJ quit being a tease and get us a picture of that.

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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Ok Yes I can definitely open those cans of worms...

    That is a 79 w/ aluminum body w/ bilstien coilovers 3 link in rear and fuel cell gosh it goes on and on w/ mods like hydro steering have perfect hard top and side doors too....Been rolled five times and the last one the fiance was going up a monster hill and she took a bad line then we went back then barrel rolled twice ...landed in a tree on two wheels on the ground ....fenders, hood, of course windshield all destroyed.

    We were safe strapped in of course and it cranked right up and put it on the trailer.

    Anyway thats my other life I'll post pics and stories later if this board won't mind. As far as the welding I guess I could show some stuff...

    Hope I did'nt bore you all too much
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    Re: old pot kettle cast iron

    Bore us? All the talk about destruction and such is never boring. show us pics now that you've teased us with all that! What's better, when you roll it as the driver or the passenger?
    "Every choice you make will effect at least one other person"

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