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    Went to my local gym today and one machine was down . The owner is a good friend , so she showed me the piece . I was surprised to see that the square tubing only had original two sides welded. I'm thinking I should add some gussets . I have a bunch of roll cage gussets , but I'm not sure of those or if I should use smaller square tubing on angles . The last picture is how it gets welded back together . Any advice would be great , thanks .
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  • #2
    Grind clean. Weld. Add a gusset or two and repaint. I would probably just mig it back together.
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    • #3
      Thanks , that's all I have is a mig . Will the roll bar gussets be fine ?

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      • #4
        This time, clean it to shiny steel, turn up the wire speed a bit more hold a tighter arc, do not use a 115 volt flux core machine.
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        • #5
          The guy said he has a mig welder.^^^^
          Besides weight equipment is usually only 1/8" max a 120v 140 miller mig can handle the job
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          • #6
            Yeah those gussets should be fine.
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            • #7
              Thanks everyone , I'll fry it tomorrow after work

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              • #8
                Pretty crappy weld there on the original.

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                • #9
                  Start by throwing it in the garbage before it seriously hurts someone. The rest of the welds on that gym equipment is probably welded just as solidly (or un-solidly). So it doesn't make sense to use it, unless it's for a place of business that has a good insurance policy for it's membership holders.

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                  • #10
                    I think you can try welding for your gym equipment. you can also search for a welder online.

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