Joining two pieces of metal - stovetop grill

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Old 06-13-20, 05:38 AM
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Joining two pieces of metal - stovetop grill

Hi, I'm hoping to get some advice on how to fix stove-top grill.
I've attached 2 photos of the two pieces of metal that I'm trying to stick together and another photo of what it supposed to look like.
One of the metal pieces have broken off our stove-top grill. I don't know much about joining metal together, as you may be able to see by the photo, I tried using JB Weld glue. The problem with it was that it was very difficult to clamp the pieces together after applying the glue.
I was hoping I can fit it by welding it? I've never welded anything and I hope to get some advice before buying a Arc Welding machine.






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My advice is to replace the broken part with a new part.
 
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Old 06-13-20, 06:59 AM
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Well now you have to grind all the jb weld off to get down to bare metal.

I think that might be too thin to weld, not sure. I dont weld either, but I think what would probably work best is just a spot weld. If you want to try to diy without actually buying a welder, go to YouTube and type in make a spot welder. Or look into whether or not anyplace might rent you one.
 
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1. Replacing the grill might be the least expensive option.

2. You can take it to a welding shop with a 6 pack on a Friday afternoon and ask them to weld or braze it for you.
 
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That is spot welded when built. Hard to duplicate now.
You'd need a small MIG type welder to repair that small metal.

I agree with Dane's reply. Either replace it or let a welder do it.
 
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Old 06-13-20, 03:12 PM
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Arc welding is for trailer frames, something that small is a TIG weld.

Not going to be cost effective to buy a welder vs part replace!

Maybe Norm201 is ready for some outside weld jobs???
 
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Thank you for the suggestions. I had a look online on what Spot Welding and MIG Welding looks like, this might have been how it was done before.
Unfortunately I cannot replace the part, I've contacted the manufacturer and one other supplier of stove parts. The supplier says it's an old over and they don't have anything ,the parts supplier said something similar. I'm in a rental apartment.
Here is an image of what the whole thing looks like, it comes in 2 parts. Maybe anyone looking at this has any suggestions or has seen something similar? I've even happy to use s

omething else instead, maybe some sort of generic grill, but can't find anything.
I think I will try and take it to a welding shop and see if they can do it. Probably not worth buying the equipment.
 
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Jeez, if those grills just lift off, take the parts to a welder and have it repaired!
 
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Is the stove your or your landlord's responsibility?
 
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Old 06-14-20, 04:32 PM
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yeah probably, but it's an older place and getting stuff like this fixed is a long process.
I really just wanted to know I could fix it. If it really is going to be expensive to fix then I'll put it thought to the landlord.
 
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Basically without some type of welding..... there really isn't a DIY repair.
Like was mentioned..... look around for a local welding shop.
Most of those guys are extremely helpful and will make that repair for a few bucks.
 
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yeah that's what I'm planning to do.
 
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