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    Default When all else fails weld it.

    Had the rear casting seat mount at the deck break this weekend. On the way home I picked up a replacement. Well not exactly a replacement. The one I bought was square. The original was rectangular. The weld had cracked at the root all the way around. Went to TSC and picked up a few Stainless steel rods. Ground off the old weld and welded it back together. Better than new.
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    You weld it with stick or Tig?

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    Stick. For structural welds sticks work pretty good. Too much chance for trapped flux to use them on something pressure tight
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    Better than sitting on an over turned bucket!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DockShootinJack View Post
    Stick. For structural welds sticks work pretty good. Too much chance for trapped flux to use them on something pressure tight
    I have never tried them. You use stainless on Aluminum What size and AC-DC ?

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    You use stainless on stainless steel. You can run them DC electrode Positive or on AC. To weld aluminum I would tig weld it
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    I thought you were welding to a aluminum deck. I have a 140 Hobart and 250 Miller migs an AC-DC Miller stick but have always wanted to have a Tig and learn it. It sure is pretty if you know how.

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    Got to have a High frequency A/C machine for aluminum tig. I have a D/C scratch start set up that will work for stainless and carbon steel.

    Your Miller 250 with the addition of a spool gun could be set up to run aluminum

    The seat post bracket itself is stainless steel. IIt Bolts to a fiberglass deck . If it had been available as a replacement part it would have been about as cost effective to replace it. Since it was not it had to be repaired
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    Thanks for info.I need to pick up some of those stainless rods and try them. I am just a self taught welder but I have built some large equipment from scratch on the farm and worked out OK.
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    They are pricey. If needed for a repair they aren't that bad
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