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    Welding on my mower

    I have a mower deck I would guess to be 14 or maybe 12 g steel I have to weld a reinforcement plate 1/8 inch thick to it. I am thinking DC negative electrode with 1/8 6013 rod. Maybe 75 amps?

    Anyone have a suggestion. I dont need to blow it out or anything.

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    Suggestions MMmmmm take it to a good welder lol if your asking us your in trouble already

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    Lol. I can run a bead. The settings and rod selection are my problem

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    Too bad Tex isn't around anymore.
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    6013 is good as long as you have it really clean, 6011 if it's on the rough side. 6011 will need to back off the heat too, 55-60 to start warm it up if it's not penetrating. I tell people it should sound like bacon frying when it's right.

    Then get a MIG it'll make life easier....
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    I have 6011. Still 1/8?

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    Yes that should be fine. Not sure how big of patch it is but you may want to stitch it in sections to keep warping down and prevent heat build up
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    Basically 8t 8s a 1/8 inch plate for mounting the spindles. The spindle mounts have bent and torn loose on one of them. They were only stamped into the deck material. So what I found are reinforcement plates. They will only be able to attach in 4 areas about 1.5 inches long around the outside of an 8 inch diameter plate.

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    You'll be great then, let 'er rip
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickstand View Post
    Too bad Tex isn't around anymore.
    Tex still exists, but he's doing more that's political, so he don't want people knowing about his low-class friends. He even moved!

    Just kidding, he DID move, but he still cares about friends. I'll ask him about coming back to talk welding.
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