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Unread 08-24-2007, 05:36 PM   #1
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welding galvanized fence post...

Hey new to welding/ have never welded before. My buddy has a T.I.G welder and I want to make a front stinger and he's got thick enough fence post( don't know diameter) am I able to just grind down the metal to get rid of the zinc coating?

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Unread 08-24-2007, 05:41 PM   #2
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Hey new to welding/ have never welded before. My buddy has a T.I.G welder and I want to make a front stinger and he's got thick enough fence post( don't know diameter) am I able to just grind down the metal to get rid of the zinc coating?
I know nothing about tig. You can stick weld galv just fine. The galvanazation just burns away as you lay the bead. Of course the bead area will rust so you will want to paint it. I'd say to grind the zinc off and give it a go.
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Whatever you do, Get yourself a FULL OSHA rated mask because the dust from grinding galv off does some NASTY stuff to your lungs.
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x2 or scrap the galv. and get ya some plain metal to work with , that galv. is some NASTY stuff, be careful if ya use it
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Any left over anything will cause a bad TIG weld. The weld will come out very porous. Just keep grinding the weld out and re-weld it until all of the porosity is gone. You could get nice, clean fresh DOM or HREW and have a lot easier time welding it though.
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Unread 08-25-2007, 02:35 PM   #6
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Hmmm... I live 25 minutes away.. have a bender... have 1.75" DOM... have Bend Tech SE.... Hmmmmm.... what to do.. what to do.....

I'll even sell the stuff to you at my cost so you don't have to breathe the zinc in.. Mmmm... Zinc.
Say.. $20 for a stinger.. forget about my PM..
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Hmmm... I live 25 minutes away.. have a bender... have 1.75" DOM... have Bend Tech SE.... Hmmmmm.... what to do.. what to do.....
OP, ummmmmmmmmmm
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for that price I'd get 2 of them and forget the galv.
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I'll only go $20 on one since he's kind of in a pickle with that galvanized junk. Otherwise.. I'll do my regular $40 for a stinger... gotta make a living.
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I'll only go $20 on one since he's kind of in a pickle with that galvanized junk. Otherwise.. I'll do my regular $40 for a stinger... gotta make a living.
Read your Pm and I am interested Please pm me again with any contact info. Thanks for the bargain.
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And thank you to everyone 's input
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