Welding Cast Iron

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  1. Deere John

    Deere John LawnSite Senior Member
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    I tie my dog to the cast iron bench in front of the house. While back blading from the house this winter, (dog in house), I dropped the blade on the rope and proceeded to yank the leg right off the bench :p

    How difficult is cast iron to repair?
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Member
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    Cast can be hell, but in this case it really should not be too bad. Vee it out good, warm it up first, if you can, and, in my opinion, use a high quality electrode. MG Alloys and Euctectic both make premium electrodes that work far easier and better than the generic "Ni-Rod". You may get some severe porosity on the first try, grind it out and weld it again. Cast is notorious for containing impurities that boil out of the base metal when you weld on it. About all you can do is grind out any bad stuff that appears and try again until you get it to stop cooking out.
     

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