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Making a structural weld with a mig welder?

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Re: Making a structural weld with a mig welder?

Postby Poland308 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:07 am

Does that shaft go all the way through the plate it's welded to? If not then that's a sheer stress point and it will continue to fail. They need to make you a new shaft that long enough to go through the bolted plate. Then you could have the center machined out of the existing plate so that the new one could be inserted and welded from both sides. Obviously the weld on the back side would need to be grooved out so that the plate could be machined flat with out compromising the weld.
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