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post #1 of 5 Old 07-01-2009, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Welding Question

I should know this but its been quite awhile. I am going to weld some 1/8" 304 stainless brackets to 1/8" mild steel./ Right now all I have availible is an AC welder and some 3/32 316 stainless rod. Will this get the job done?


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post #2 of 5 Old 07-01-2009, 08:02 PM
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I have 16 years of welding experience. Been about 14 years since i stopped doing it for a living.

Short answer, is yes it will work just fine. Most stainless stick electrodes will weld dissimilar metals.

Food grade welds are a different story though, only certain metals are allowed.

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316L is for welding stainless only,you need 309L for stainless to other metals
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Should hold okay. 1/8" isn't going to stand up to much stress, the welds will probably be stronger than the parent stainless.

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Thanks to all.

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