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Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Cast iron welding QCGB

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  • Doc
    xcellent post ....!!!!!! . .only one more thought ......two posts by members of successful WELDING were down w/ pre heating & post draw down ...iirc
    Message 1 of 51 , Jun 14 10:28 AM
      xcellent  post ....!!!!!!
      .only one  more  thought ......two posts  by  members  of successful WELDING  were down w/ pre heating &  post  draw down ...iirc  one used a  torch , the  other  used a mig?  tig ? welder ......
         this whole rigamarole started w/ a  post  that  a  member welded  cast iron  w/ a mugghy rod & a  stick  welder  & no mention  of  pre  or post  operative  heat ...viz. muggy electrode  made that  unnecessary .....
       i felt  that  to  be  misleading  .to lesser informed  readers...there  was  no  mention of  what  the  stick weld heat  wud  do  to  adjacent  structures    ( that  somehow , muggy rod  took care  of all the  problems .....) .... some  subsequent  posts  proved out  my  trepedition ...they  are now satisfied that  kust muggy rod  alone answers the  problem & they are  abt  to go in that direction &   i wish  them good  luck ..truly !
       best  wishes
      -----Original Message-----
      From: L. Garlinghouse <lhghouse@...>
      To: atlas_craftsman <atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 9:33 am
      Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Cast iron welding QCGB

      OK. I've been following this thread with interest [and some small bit of
      understanding based on seeing old guys who knew stuff do things back in the

      So I went to the Muggy Site and found {Surprise!!!} that they seem to know
      what they are about and seemed to have hit all the bases that we've been
      fighting about, to wit:

      Cast iron typically has a carbon content of two to four percent, which is
      roughly 10 times the amount found in most steels. This quality makes cast
      iron brittle and often difficult to work with. Instead of having to form new
      castings, 77 and 72 cast iron welding rods from Muggy Weld helps users save
      money and make effective repairs on existing castings.

      Working with Cast Iron

      The single most important thing to remember when working with cast iron is
      to keep it out of the 150 to 500 °F range. Use both cooling and heating, and
      make sure not to change methods in the middle of a weld. Preheat the entire
      casting slowly and uniformly in the 500 to 1200°F range and see to it that
      it doesn't overheat.

      During and after working with cast iron, remember to allow the casting to
      cool slowly, or keep it cool but not cold. Using our cast iron electrodes,
      make short 1-inch welds to avoid overheating, and peen the weld between
      passes if possible.


      So there we have it. Everyone is right -- don't follow the protocol, and
      things will get brittle and break and not work. -- do follow the protocol --
      which is what the Old Guys were saying and things do work, even with out
      Official Muggy Rod. And BTW, we should be glad that Muggy Rod is available
      now that 1930 weld suppliers are pretty much history, and Old Guys and their
      knowledge are not that far behind.

      Now can we all go back to making nice and chips?



      Horribly Hot and Muggy Arkansas

    • Jack
      I agree. Looks like a nice job that was done. ________________________________ From: a8050266 To: atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com Sent:
      Message 51 of 51 , Jun 15 1:03 PM
        I agree. Looks like a nice job that was done.

        From: a8050266 <mail4sam@...>
        To: atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Friday, June 14, 2013 8:21 PM
        Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Cast iron welding QCGB

        --- In mailto:atlas_craftsman%40yahoogroups.com, "wedge446" <wedge446@...> wrote:
        > I think this is the last post Im doing on this.. Im happy with the repair and that's all that matters.

        I think thats the most important part.

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