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  1. #1
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    Best way to fix this

    I got a little too rambunctious with the FEL. It looks like maybe there was poor fusion and the weld popped loose between the cutting edges.

    My current plan is to:

    - Grind the old welds as best I can.
    - Clean everything good.
    - Force the bucket down on a log or some timbers to improve fitup.
    - Run a 6010 or 6011 root down both sides.
    - Cap with a few passes of 7018.

    Sound good?



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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman View Post
    Sound good?
    That's what I'd do.
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    Re: Best way to fix this

    I would weld it all with 7018 but you your on the right track

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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Sounds like a plan to me using 7018. I've done a few loader buckets and the same place on yours I've added a piece of angle to reinforce it....Mike

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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmikey View Post
    Sounds like a plan to me using 7018. I've done a few loader buckets and the same place on yours I've added a piece of angle to reinforce it....Mike
    I have done that too but I found it can be a pain to get the angle on there just right

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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Get some Coreshield 15, burn it in & don't look back.

    It's great for repairs like this. We use it up at the farm all the time. Get your volts, stick out & feed right & it'll lay a pretty respectable looking bead.

    IMHO of course
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    Re: Best way to fix this

    NS3-M and set the machine to nuclear........
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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Quote Originally Posted by TozziWelding View Post
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    Re: Best way to fix this

    yep good to go. clean it, bevel it a little if you can- 6010 root pass either 3/32 or 1/8 and triple pass 7018- shouldn't take ya more than 20 minutes

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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Quote Originally Posted by Osirus View Post
    shouldn't take ya more than 20 minutes

    Except I don't own a welder and haven't touched one in over 10 years.


    I will be rectifying that soon.

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    Re: Best way to fix this

    You got it
    Backed my CATMA over your CARMA oops clusmy me

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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Maybe finish it off with some hard face rod on the leading edge.
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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Clean it bevel it, wrap a chain come-a-long around it and weld with 7018 . That's my 2 cents
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    Re: Best way to fix this

    Clean, bevel , and weld multiple passes 7018 sounds good started with stick now if I could get it inside the shop I would probably wire weld it . Just because wire is easier.
    Good luck
    I fixed a bucket like this cracked multiple places in the center worked ok until I quit using it.

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