Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Stainless Steel Repair

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Stainless Steel Repair

    I picked up a side job from work about fixing a drawer for them. I am a welding student looking for practice so this is good. It is a ss drawer that pulls out and it is supposed to have a back plate stop so the wheel stops at that point. I'm going to have to cut out about a 3/4" or 1" piece of ss and weld it on the end. Problem is it being so thin (16/18 gauge) I would like some opinions on what type of wire I'd need. .023 .030 .035? Click image for larger version

Name:	CAM01542.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	38.8 KB
ID:	533796
    Last edited by MillerWeld; 03-30-2015, 11:44 AM.
    My Blue Stuff: Millermatic 211 Auto-Set

    You know you're a welder when... You miss your court date because you stood outside the courthouse looking at the welds on the handrails.

    "If the thats the worst thing that could happen to us all day, then we'll be doing pretty good"

  • #2
    If you can find .023 SS wire go for it. If not use what you can get...Bob
    Bob Wright

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
      If you can find .023 SS wire go for it. If not use what you can get...Bob
      Bob

      My point was that we need more info before we can give him the best advice..
      the stuff could be paper thin or maybe 1/8th inch... as it stands.. we have no way of knowing..

      BTW... .023 308 SS is readily available..

      http://www.usaweld.com/023-308-Stain...ol-p/30223.htm

      Last edited by H80N; 03-30-2015, 05:31 PM.
      .

      *******************************************
      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

      My Blue Stuff:
      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
      Millermatic 200

      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by H80N View Post
        Bob

        My point was that we need more info before we can give him the best advice.

        But he gave us a picture
        You are right and the bad part is all of the tacks/weld are on the outside of the corner. Which over time and pulling/slamming the drawer out to the stops it will just break off again...Bob
        Bob Wright

        Comment


        • #5
          He could always shorten the pull of the drawer by an inch with a block welded or riveted in. It might last longer.-Meltedmetal
          ---Meltedmetal

          Comment


          • #6
            I do a lot of ss work for the Wendy's resturants near me and its all thin gauged stuff.i use .23 or .30 wire.. also a lot of the welds tend to break a year or so later and I just go back and re teck them.ss is nice but it'sbrittle and does crack a lot on stuff that is slammed around being cleaned and opened and closed all the time.

            Comment

            Working...
            X