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    Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    Hi guys,

    I get the magazine "Farm Show" magazine. It's basically a compilation of farmers showing or selling their solutions to common farming problems.

    There was a neat product in the magazine by a company named Repair Tech. Here is their info:

    Repair Tech
    1434 E Benge Rd
    FORT GIBSON, OK 74434
    Tel: 888 478 4558

    The product is a set of 'carbonized steel rods and plates' that you can use to fix used holes or worn ends on plates, such as bucket edges. You place the size of rod you want the finished hole to be into the hole. Clamp it in with a carbonized plate on the underside, then fill in weld in the worn out section of the hole. You can then hammer out the rod after you are done, leaving the finished hole. For an edge of a plate, it would be the same idea.

    It sounds interesting, has anyone tried it or something similar?

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    .....has anyone tried it or something similar?
    Yep, arc-air rod. Basically a carbon rod covered with a copper skin to conduct electricity, used them numerous times for repairing small holes etc. You drive the rod into the hole or whats left of it to prevent it filling with the weld as you repair it...Mike

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    sounds cool going to youtube

    Daye

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    I saw the same article, I thought that was a pretty neat magazine. Aluminum round stock or plate will give you similar results, copper works well also.

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    BTDT. I prefer just to weld the damn things shut and re-drill.
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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    BTDT - Buy the damn thing?

    I was going to, just wanted to know if it actually worked or if it was a flop. Have fun with the drill, I'd prefer the other way.

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    By engineer1984;

    BTDT - Buy the damn thing?
    Think he means "Been there, done that".
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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Welder View Post
    By engineer1984;



    Think he means "Been there, done that".
    Correct.
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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    I prefer just to weld the damn things shut and re-drill.
    Agreed, most of the time that is a lot easier but there is the odd occasion where stuffin' a piece of carbon in the hole or what's left of it is the easier way. Most of the times I've done it was on old plow pushframes, 1 1/4 dia hole beat out to 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 where it wasn't a fussy fit. Weld it up give it a touch with a die grinder, drive the pin in (10lb or 20lb fit depending on how good you were) and you're good to go.
    Mind you I said easier, not always the better .....Mike

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    Sorry,

    I'm only 26, soon to be 27, so I feel like I should know all the lingo. But I don't and I think a lot of it is confusing.

    It's like text messaging. I don't like it. Not to get off topic, but it can seriously hamper communication. Here I thought this guy was being a smart ***, but he wasn't. See what happens with 'modern' technology? I need to be more positive about my initial guess anyway : )

    Cheers!

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    If it makes you feel any better, I just turned 27 a few days ago and I don't abbreviate much either. I think I can prolly count the ones I use on one hand.....BTDT, RFLAO, LOL, WTF.
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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    ive used carbon electrodes from edm machines for this many times.. have also fixed threaded holes where several of the threads have pulled out using the carbon also.... tool shops have done this for a while.

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Boostinjdm View Post
    If it makes you feel any better, I just turned 27 a few days ago and I don't abbreviate much either. I think I can prolly count the ones I use on one hand.....BTDT, RFLAO, LOL, WTF.

    - - Forgot to count one . .

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldiron2 View Post

    - - Forgot to count one . .
    Most people get that one without any help.
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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    You mean you fill the hole and then re-tap it?

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    Re: Way to fix elongated holes, worn plates, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by engineer1984 View Post
    You mean you fill the hole and then re-tap it?
    Yes.

    Post #14 was referring to Oldiron2 saying that I left "prolly" off my list of abbreviations.
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