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Re: Bucket Welding

Postby Popeye the old miner » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:13 pm

If the old bar is wore too thin what will happen in most cases is the old bar will peel off the bucket from the heat when welding it. I generally cut the old ones off if they are worn down to less than half the thickness of the new stuff, especially if the pieces are wrapped around the bucket, wrapping then sets up a lot of stresses in that stuff, especially if its AR plate like we use out on the mountain , you gotts heat it up red and beat the crap out of it with dogs and wedges, pull it back with a comalong and just generally abuse the crap out of it til you get in place...then hope it all stays put while you weld it.
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Re: Bucket Welding

Postby DrDogwood » Tue May 09, 2017 12:33 pm

I love doing Buckets lol I've found that shop air and lots of pounding on the plates with a good Hammer helps but it needs to be dry If not it just makes more mud. in the wet case I will usually warm up the repair area first with the old Rosebud then the air and BFH ( BIG FAT HAMMER ) Hope it helps
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Re: Bucket Welding

Postby xwrench » Tue May 09, 2017 1:47 pm

DrDogwood wrote:I love doing Buckets lol I've found that shop air and lots of pounding on the plates with a good Hammer helps but it needs to be dry If not it just makes more mud. in the wet case I will usually warm up the repair area first with the old Rosebud then the air and BFH ( BIG FAT HAMMER ) Hope it helps


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