Welding dissimilar metals

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Welding dissimilar metals

Postby A&O » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:59 pm

Ok, I might or might not have a problem. I am thinking of welding carbon steel legs to the bottom of my keg. The legs already have wheels attached and we’re the right price.

What is the best way to weld these to my keg?
Am I barking mad thinking they can be welded or should I silver solder?
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Re: Welding dissimilar metals

Postby woodduck » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:03 pm

I belive they can be mig welded.
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Re: Welding dissimilar metals

Postby EziTasting » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:11 pm

Another option could be to weld a carbon steel frame and wheels and bolt the keg to that frame....
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Re: Welding dissimilar metals

Postby Mr Tinker » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:22 pm

EziTasting wrote:Another option could be to weld a carbon steel frame and wheels and bolt the keg to that frame....

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Re: Welding dissimilar metals

Postby A&O » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:28 pm

Mmm I like that idea. Nice and simple.
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Re: Welding dissimilar metals

Postby Aussiedownunder01 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:13 am

Just grab a stainless steel rod [i have done more than a few] :oops:
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Re: Welding dissimilar metals

Postby bayshine » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:38 am

309 welding rods are the correct rods for carbon to stainless steel but any stainless rods will work for us on the hobby level
If you’re worried about welding to the keg itself, just weld em to the bottom ring that the keg sits on :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Welding dissimilar metals

Postby A&O » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:54 pm

Thanks everyone for your information, will let you know how I go.
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