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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 12:26 PM
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welding question

I have a lincoln stick welder, and am wondering what type of rod I can use to weld spring perches on an axle for my SOA conversion. Also can any one point out some good welding books? I am just begginning this welding thing.

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Re: welding question

hey, I'm in about the same stage of learning to weld, your profile says your a student might want to get in touch with a shop teacher, my school's doesn't even have a welder yet but a friend's school has an program where they build kit planes, his teacher has let me come in and start welding, find someone that has welded for ever they will be a big help. I think chiltons or haynes has a good welding manual, I havn't read either, just seen them.

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Re: welding question

I have a good one at home, called the "Welder's Bible". It covers all types of welding and is a very good resource. You might also look in bookstores and welding stores for them.

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Re: welding question

I am pretty sure i used 6013 rod on my buildup, will double check when i get home. I have read that 7018 is a good rod. Maybe CJDAVE will educate us.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] The 6013 is a good choice for rod. 7018 makes a purty weld, but it is not a good out-of-position rod and will not weld through crap like the 6013 will. 6013 in 1/8" diameter should be fine for your Lincoln.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] On our field rigs we used both 1/8" and 5/32" and had a divider in the rod pouch. Instead of having to get up on the truck and adjust the current control for hot weld or cold weld, we just changed rods. The 5/32" was a good rod for the first (Stringer) pass and the 1/8" would run hotter to do the second (Hot)pass, then back to 5/32" for the third (Cover) pass. That was for welding pipeline.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: welding question

FAA manual AC43.13-1B/2A has a bunch of good info on the subject. On the off chance that any of ya'll have a copy laying around.

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Re: welding question

I'm definitely no expert at welding, but I can say that you may want someone that is a welder to inspect your welds when you are finished. The spring perches are a critical support point and you want to make sure they are welded correctly. Just make sure both areas are well cleaned and are bare metal to make sure you get a good bead and adhesion. Good luck and let us know how it turns out...[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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