Welding Stainless to Steel??

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Old 08-16-05, 12:33 PM
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Welding Stainless to Steel??

I have an old Fertilizer Spreader on my farm and the Hopper is 304 Stainless, but the frame is just steel. The hopper has broken lose from the frame and needs to be welded back. I know thats how the thing was made and i am assuming i use stainless Rods??? Please help.
 
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Old 08-16-05, 08:44 PM
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I don't see any reason why you can't. Just make sure the iron is ground clean where the welds will be made. Don't know if you've welded stainless. If not, run heat low as stainless puddle will "run" easily on vertical/horizontal welds.
Hope this helps,
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Old 08-16-05, 08:51 PM
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Ps:

I didn't reply about using stainless rod. Yes, definitely use stainless rod.
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Old 08-16-05, 09:32 PM
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Your BEST weld will be made with E309L stainless electrodes. But, just about any stainless or regular steel electrode will make it stick. Depends on your stock, local availability, or budget...
 
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