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TIG Welding Nickel Rod Cast Iron Repair Cast Iron Skillet

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TIG Welding Nickel Rod Cast Iron Repair Cast Iron Skillet. Cast iron can be tricky to repair because it's prone to cracking. Follow along as I repair a broken cast iron skillet handle using specialty welding rods with TIG. I also show you 5 ways to determine if your part is cast iron or cast steel. This repair method uses a preheat and a cool down. For this repair I used Muggy Weld #77 welding electrodes for it's excellent crack resistance properties. After the repair was made, I wanted to see just how strong a piece of welded cast iron really is, so I clamped the handle to the workbench and began stacking weight on the skillet until eventually the weld failed! Wait until you see the results! This is just a demonstration. Nickel is a carcinogen. I would not weld anything with nickel that you ingest. I chose to weld this skillet to eliminate any accusations that this is made from anything other than cast iron. Hit the notifications bell so you don't miss out on weekly episodes! Link to Welder https://amzn.to/2xmcatP More Cast Iron Welding Videos: https://youtu.be/9pMbeG7QVZA?list=PLfbf78fMz9VpweFv4IqUfrrNV6Vvro7Cd Stick Welding Cast Iron Repair With Muggy Weld https://youtu.be/kzbcVb2UymA MIG Welding Broken Cast Iron: https://youtu.be/-8ct6Awo_2I ⇨ SUBSCRIBE to Brandon Lund DIY Builds: https://www.youtube.com/brandonlund THE TOOLS & GEAR I USE 🔴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/brandonlund Any commission earned from the above Amazon affiliate links all goes towards helping to support my channel. MUSIC By: Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud FOLLOW ME (for behind the scenes stuff)! ⇨ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunddiybuilds ⇨ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LundDIYBuilds ⇨ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LundDIYBuilds For Business Inquiries: [email protected] Comments that contain profanity, rudeness or bullying will be removed and the user will be banned from making future comments on this channel. I encourage discussion and disagreement, just keep it clean and be respectful towards one another. Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only and as such, you should not attempt to do any of the things you see me doing. Always read and follow the manufacturer’s safety guidelines before handling tools. Seek professional advice and training before using any welding equipment. Never operate any tool without wearing the proper personal protective equipment. Final warning, Do not attempt to do any of the things you see me doing! DO NOT WELD YOUR CAST IRON COOKWARE WITH THIS OR ANY OTHER WELDING ELECTRODE. WELDING ELECTRODES CAN BE POISONOUS.
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Jackie L (3 months ago)
Pretty impressive! Side note you may want to make a run to the redemption center! Thirsty much? P.S great thumbnail!
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
All that welding makes me thirsty! 🤣🍺😁
Adam Johanson (3 months ago)
The reason this help up well is........because you are a good welder who did a good job. Nice work
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Thanks brother I appreciate your kind words!
Arden Nielsen (3 months ago)
would going over all the edges with the tig "like you did making that test spot at 4:38" clean the edges prior to welding?
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
It's probably more hassle than anything. Heating would burn out any oil or impurities so you should be good to go.
Mark Thomas (3 months ago)
I would say,,, That was a very solid repair..
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Thanks man!
ss (3 months ago)
If nothing else Brandon, you made a great ad for Lodge Cast Iron, with all the abuse you subjected that pan to. That was an impressive repair. What welding rod would you use for a pan that is non-toxic?
ss (3 months ago)
Yeah, not only was it a good quality repair on your part, but it seems to show how good the quality of the iron as used by Lodge in their production.
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Crazy how strong it was! I would probably go with a 309L or even regular steel mig wire if it would weld without cracking. I didn't try it with this, but I have welded cast with mig and had good results. Might be an interesting test?
D Rickard (3 months ago)
Surprised the steel out of me...lol I was in the army with a guy named Casteel.
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
D Rickard Hahahaha is see what you did there! cast-steel!
A S (3 months ago)
Hi! I was wonderingIs there a rod that could be considered food safe for such a repair?
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
To my knowledge the only food grade rod is 316l but it does not work welding cast. You might be able to get away with 308l but its not considered "food grade" but its cleaner than cast.
Steve just Steve (3 months ago)
Hey buddy, another good way to practice and a very practical test is grab a part of an ol' brokedown piece of equipment and try to cook the oil out, weld and test. Very rarely do get a new clean part to weld. Good job your gettin better with every vid.
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Thanks man! Great idea and I appreciate your compliment!
David White (3 months ago)
Flip it around and hit it with a hammer and I guarantee it breaks
David White (3 months ago)
You welded the inside of the joint instead of welding it 100%. If the bottom of the pan would’ve been facing upwards I guarantee it would’ve broken a lot faster
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
The test I did opened up the v groove. Flipping it around would put it in compression, making it stronger.
Iain Portalupi (3 months ago)
It has to be cast steal because this video came out on a Friday and real welders know cast iron videos come out on Thursdays. Just kidding, great video by the way.
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
I knew someone was going to say it was cast steel 🤣🤣🤣. Thanks for watching and your support 👍
Eloy Workshop (3 months ago)
😲😲😲😲😲👌👌👌👌
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Elroy Workshop Thanks! 👍👊
iamtimyeater (3 months ago)
I do a lot of cast iron repair with TIG welding using silicon bronze haven't had any fail yet
Jim Thomas (3 months ago)
iamtimyeater , who has 17 pounds of food or more in a iron skillet to begin with, and when was the last time you cooked a log chain
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Silicone bronze is good stuff...plus it looks nice too 😁
Tank Soldier (3 months ago)
Nice repair , new game call it JUNKA ,steel toe boots not excluded , Ha Ha
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
I like it!!! There is a free emergency room visit with each round!
Sylvester yeb (3 months ago)
Great work guys
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Thank you very much!
Ronald Parady (3 months ago)
Good one
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Thank you Ronald! I had a lot of fun with this one.
Ron Imbeau (3 months ago)
Great explanation. I feel schooled!
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Thanks man! I appreciate your support and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun with this one.

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