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Old 03-19-2002, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Welding Steel To Cast???

Anyone ever weld steel to cast?
I have sticks here that are supposed to do it, but I have a few questions....
The sticks;
red baron 3/32 310 mr (stainless steel electrode) will this stick work?
ok does the heat stay the same?
should I pre heat the cast?
I am welding 3/8 carbon steel to my pig on a dana 60...
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Old 03-19-2002, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Todd, I didn't read this completly but it look like it may answer a few ? for ya.

http://www.adtdl.army.mil/cgi-bin/at.../9-237/toc.htm
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Old 03-19-2002, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As far as I know, this has NEVER been done before, and is, infact, IMPOSSIBLE.


























It's just too hard to use the search isn't it??
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Look here to.

http://www.locknstitch.com/CastIronWelding.htm
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This has been covered extensively, preheat a little, stick with a stainless, or missle rod....
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Old 03-20-2002, 01:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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A good wire feed will do the trick.
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Old 03-20-2002, 02:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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A wire feed? what type of wire did you use? I would like to see some pistures of this. A good picture of a structual weld with a stic would be nice!
I did a search and was alittle unclear, so I thought I would use the expertise of the guys and women on this board. Sorry I inconvinienced you in anyway. all in fun I appreciate the repiles, and will search those sites listed to insure the proper weld!!!
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Old 03-20-2002, 06:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Buy a temp. crayon at the welding shop , 450 deg. is what you want to preheat to.
I just use the mig also. After welding I wrap fiberglass insulation around the pig and plug the tubes, so the heat stays in for a few hours. Practice on a pos pig if you are worried about the weld.
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Old 03-20-2002, 08:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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hey dirtrod, how far out on the housing from the point you're going to be welding at do you need to insure temps of 450 ?
ie ... how much of it do i need to heat up ?

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Old 03-20-2002, 04:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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The heat travels thru the cast pretty well. You don't want to just heat the spot you are welding. I use a salamander heater and a rosebud tip on the torch so the whole pig is pretty close to the right temp. The more area you heat the better. imho
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