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Cast Iron Welding Repair using Flux Core Wire

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Cast Iron Welding Repair using Flux Core Wire. Follow along as I repair this broken cast iron using Matheson .030 Flux Core welding wire. For this demonstration I explain the benefits of a preheat as well as controlling the cool down rate by burying in dry sand. Be sure to check out the other repair videos in this series to see how this welding repair method compares to the rest. ⇨ SUBSCRIBE to Brandon Lund DIY Builds: https://www.youtube.com/brandonlund THE TOOLS & GEAR I USE 🔴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/brandonlund Link to Flux Core Nozzle https://amzn.to/2Qozz9E Link to Hobart Handler 140 Welder https://amzn.to/2E3UAk5 Link to MIG Pliers https://amzn.to/2QuszI8 MORE CAST IRON WELDING VIDEOS HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbcVb2UymA&list=PLfbf78fMz9VpweFv4IqUfrrNV6Vvro7Cd Any commission earned from the above Amazon affiliate links all goes towards helping to support my channel. 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] 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!
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Subbed immediately. . . .I like the way you think and operate. . .A open mind about techniques and processes! No stupid preconceived elitism! AWESOMENESS!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+SynapticTransmission Thank you for your support! Much appreciated!
SynapticTransmission (1 month ago)
Thanks for saving me the trouble writing to express exact the same things. I repaired recreational boat propellers for over a decade using TIG but often did MIG for other things. At times I had to repair cast iron exhaust manifolds - I would use solid MIG wire for that and pre-heating was key. But what I hadn't considered was how to cool `it off slowly and sometimes other cracks would form for that reason. The play sand is perfect! Still learned a TON in this one short video. SUBBED!!!
julian ladinos (2 months ago)
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+Brandon Lund You are very welcome Sir! I have been a welder/fabricator/woodworker/blacksmith for over 40 years and I get really tired of the old way of thinking where creativity is squashed by old farts teaching the young people coming up that "their way" is the only way! You are willing to try new ways of doing things and then proving their viability through destruction testing thereby "proofing" i.e. PROVING the end result. . . ALL THE BEST SIR!
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Thank you very much! There are a lot of good channels out there with some really good content, so thank you very much for your comment and support. Its much appreciated.
Raul DeMoura (22 hours ago)
Brandon, you not only come up with “other way’s” of doing things, but your explanation’s, demonstration’s, and TESTING your work are a credit to your craft! I’m new to welding, and I have a large cast iron cauldron with a long crack in it. I feel confident I can weld it up myself, let it cool, and grind it back down, hopefully, never to crack again. The wall thickness is maybe HALF of what a cast iron skillet is, so, I hope I can repair it without destroying it in the process. THANK YOU!!
WTF BBQ (1 day ago)
Had no idea welding was so complicated......
Brandon Lund (22 hours ago)
It's really not. As with anything there are basic principals to follow. Once you have the basics mastered then you can move on to more advanced techniques.
Miguel Medina (1 day ago)
Bacon and eggs is not that heavy , it's good to me
Patricia Spruill (2 days ago)
I was a welder in a cast factory ,don't use this method on something that your life depends on if it breaks because all castings are different preheat to 400 degrees, Ni rod,peen,slow cool,sand works best, I ve even used old welding gloves lol , Mark Buckeye steel castings
Brandon Lund (22 hours ago)
Hey Patricia, preheat, nickel and post cool are my preferred repair methods also, however this repair is part of a repair series where we are trying different processes and filler metals then comparing the results on a destructive test.
k j (3 days ago)
Wonder if a small (dime sized) hole in a brake drum could be filled like this and not warp? Hmm..
Brandon Lund (22 hours ago)
If it's being used on a vehicle I would not weld it.
Raimu Mulli (3 days ago)
thx for the kg
Brandon Lund (3 days ago)
Your welcome!
Nakoa Warrior (6 days ago)
I like your test of welding cast Iron,......you should have stacked barbells on it. I wouldn't waste any money buying a 110 welder. I'd buy a 220v welder Hobart Handler 190 MIG Welder. I welded my motor mount with a 110 125 Amp welder and flux cored wire,......it broke within 5 minutes,..... Then I prepared it and rewelded it with a Lincoln Electric 230-Volt 180-Amp Mig Flux-cored Wire Feed Welder and 20 years later it's still holding.
Brandon Lund (5 days ago)
Nice fix. Penetration can be the downfall of MIG...especially 120 MIG
stephencarlsbad (6 days ago)
If you use the nickel stick to weld a cast iron pan, is the metal safe for cooking?
Brandon Lund (5 days ago)
I'm not sure but I probably wouldn't dare try it with a nickel repair. Some people have allergic reactions to nickel...even touching it on their skin can cause a rash. I would however trust it with regular mig wire or even flux core wire since the wire is made of steel and the pan has similar properties.
Michael Ortiz (8 days ago)
I watched this with the volume off. My wife is sleeping. For the love of me I couldnt figure out what the hell he was doing. Lol
Brandon Lund (8 days ago)
I can relate brother! I often lay in bed (with my headphones on and my wife sleeping) and I get laughing so hard sometimes that it starts shaking the bed. Sometimes it actually wakes her up....which she then starts hitting me and telling me if i'm going to laugh like that then I need to go in the other room. SO now I try to hold in my laughter and it only makes it worse. Sorry bud but but there is no real good solution to this. Hahaha Cheers brother!
conan muny (9 days ago)
Far to many ads welder boy
Brandon Lund (9 days ago)
YouTube Red
james mackay (12 days ago)
I like arc welding it
Brandon Lund (11 days ago)
Probably my favorite process also and it's also the first process I learned on.
Liberty Barker (13 days ago)
serious repair requires a rivet at end of crack to stop more cracking. but i am referring to pro repair vs home made.
stephencarlsbad (6 days ago)
I'm not even sure why you said this... Was it for the benefit of others or your own selfish, negative ego?
Liberty Barker (13 days ago)
drill holes in crack nut& bolt ..to hold the pieces. lastly remove bolts and fill that hole.
Liberty Barker (13 days ago)
braze it.? i never heard of a repair of cast with anything other then brazing. back in the day we braz cast iron massyfergesen frontend ( a 2 foot half bowl shape about 2+ inchs thick. )and it worked! A lot of stress on that piece holding front of tractor pounding down etc.never heard of a failure. Took long time to heat that piece 5 hours+, and 12 hours to cool it. also used bolts to hold the it together. removed them and filled that part of crack.
Brandon Lund (12 days ago)
Brazing is probably the safest and most trusted method in my experience but for those without the proper conventional equipment, I wanted to demonstrate several different processes and then using a destructive process as a form of comparison.
alvarenga512 (13 days ago)
That's amazing man! The way you tested. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Brandon Lund (12 days ago)
Thanks for the support man! Much appreciated!
Robert Brummett (13 days ago)
Works better if you heat the cast iron and use a nickle rod. The densities of the different metals will break with vibration as well . Done with the wire
Brandon Lund (12 days ago)
Yes, I believe testing wise that was the process and method that has done the best so far.
Da ve (14 days ago)
Excellent 😀
Brandon Lund (12 days ago)
Thank you very much!
marcijunebug (14 days ago)
Just discovered you! Love the few videos I’ve watched! Very good explanations and subbed👍
Brandon Lund (12 days ago)
Thank you very much! I appreciate your support. I really means a lot!
Don Swietlik (15 days ago)
Not everyone has an Argonne set up.
Brandon Lund (12 days ago)
Right on!
Don Swietlik (15 days ago)
There are treatments for tips in a sense too stop blowback or molten medial.
MOODY V. (17 days ago)
That was great thank you
Brandon Lund (17 days ago)
Your welcome
Andres Raygoza (17 days ago)
I don't know why you didn't put a big patch a round do that and see it
Brandon Lund (17 days ago)
What do you mean?
TurboNFRStwoK (17 days ago)
$7 cast iron pan of that size? Where do you live at!? Those things are $30 here in California!
Brandon Lund (17 days ago)
This is an 8" Lodge. 10 bucks on Amazon but I picked this up locally for 7 in Maine
gunnardawgs (17 days ago)
For those of us on a budget who can't afford a rig welder, any advice on using a plain old wire feed arc welder? Is it even possibles? Reason being, I have an old wood stove that was my grandparents, and the top has a couple big cracks/broken pieces. I came across this site while looking for ways to repair it...
Brandon Lund (17 days ago)
Cast Iron can be fussy depending on a bunch of factors. You mentioned wire feed but you also said arc welder. If your talking just plain wire feed mig I have done it successfully and I have also done it arc welding with 7018 and nickle rods. You mentioned an old wood stove. Automatically I would encourage you to stop drill the crack, groove the crack and preheat the part prior to welding for your best chance of success. I'll attach a playlist with a bunch of cast iron welding process and testing information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNHAteo-qwg&list=PLfbf78fMz9VpweFv4IqUfrrNV6Vvro7Cd
ryan abcdefg (17 days ago)
was there adequate penetration on the metal? couldn't see the backside all that well.
Brandon Lund (17 days ago)
There was very little penetration. Think of brazing rather than melting 2 metals together. The goal is to try and not "wet" the cast iron. When it starts getting molten is when it's more prone to cracking.
dog2147 (17 days ago)
great video
Brandon Lund (17 days ago)
Thank you!
toolbox845 (18 days ago)
Can you use stainless wire
Brandon Lund (17 days ago)
You can but the results may vary from one piece to another.
Deke Bell (18 days ago)
Great video, clear articulation and cool ideas. Sub'd! Oh yeah...thanks for sharing this, it's EXACTLY what I was looking for!
Brandon Lund (17 days ago)
Thanks Deke Bell I appreciate your support and the SUB!
Bill Admond (20 days ago)
Do you need some more scrap material for your tests? :))))) Thanks very much for sharing not only how to weld cast but the material you used and how to set up the welding machine!
Brandon Lund (20 days ago)
+Bill Admond it sounds like we think very similar Bill. I'm not sure if you have seen many of my other videos but I actually talked about this exact same thing in a video not long ago. Unfortunately we live in a disposable society and people are accustomed to tossing it out and buying new. I enjoy fixing and repairing and giving new life to others people junk. Cheers:)
Bill Admond (20 days ago)
+Brandon Lund I really would like to, when I see on the streets abandoned wood pallets, bicycles or scrap steel I feel sorry And I think "what a waste because I could make good things just I don't have the place. In here were have "garage sheds" where retired workers set up workshops and let other people use the tools for repairs or projects. Poor me, I always fight with the owners, they are all stubborn and arrogant old fashioned and old minded carpenters or something like. I'm creative and I can make industry standard like stuff so these people don't understand me!
Brandon Lund (20 days ago)
Sounds like you have some repair projects Bill :) I appreciate your support!
Bob Gereaux (22 days ago)
I'm a novice welder and I like how you test welds and explain the equipment and usage.. Great instructional video.
Brandon Lund (22 days ago)
Thanks Bob!
Cypher791 (22 days ago)
why dont you just use magic? O_o
Brandon Lund (22 days ago)
What makes you think I'm not?
Quadflopper101 (23 days ago)
I think I can pretty much guarantee that anybody asking about using a flux core to weld cast iron is asking because all they have is one of the cheap Chinese 115v flux core AC only welders, not a $600 DCEN capable welder. Believe me when I say, none of us want to run flux core, it's just all we can afford!!!!
Jeremy Miller (24 days ago)
Another good way to do this is to put it on the grill on high until the pan is about 500 degrees, weld it, then slowly reduce the heat or put it in sand.
Brandon Lund (22 days ago)
Great idea!
seadooman o (24 days ago)
Mig works on cast I been doing it for yrs I hear part on barbque weld it return to grill close lid
Paul G (27 days ago)
Great info!!
Brandon Lund (27 days ago)
Thanks Paul!
avery banks (1 month ago)
Thanks for the input I'm on my way to start my project
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
avery banks good luck brother! 👍
verris Gibbs (1 month ago)
That's not stupid I think that's cool
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you! Cheers!
terry stockstill (1 month ago)
you know that a lot welders not all think they know everthing
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
terry stockstill we are never to old to learn
Robert Merrick (1 month ago)
Are you really going to put almost 100 pounds of food in that little skillet? I think it will do fine
stephencarlsbad (6 days ago)
It's not the weight of the food that I'm worried about. It would be if the pan fell which would increase the weight of the pan and its contents causing the pan to gain mass as it quickly falls to the floor. I don't know the calculations, but even an object falling which accumulates, let's say, a mass of 45 lbs by the time it hits the ground might be enough to loosen/weaken the welds enough so that they knew carrying limit of the repaired handle is less than half of the 90lbs you started with.
Dunia Las Stainless (1 month ago)
Chiken dinner..
Peter Schwenke (1 month ago)
I fixed a cast iron stove top and was told the same way you did it.In the end I was happy with the final outcome.The process does not put the cast item back to new but it will give a few more years use from it
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Right on Peter! It's always a good feeling when you can repair something and get more use from it!
Mike Terry (1 month ago)
Cheaper to buy new pan than take chance setting kitchen on fire.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Some of the welding rods in this series cost more than the pan does. I just use a pan so people cant say it's not cast iron that i'm welding.
PyroRob69 (1 month ago)
91 pounds on that handle is pretty good. I wouldn't have expected even that much. In real life, it might not be able to hold much more than that. Good to know that simple cast iron can be repaired with MIG.
Denver Wynn (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Your welcome! Cheers!
Steven Anderson (1 month ago)
How can you weld using E71T-GS without the nozzle on?
Steven Anderson (1 month ago)
Thanks Brandon Lund, i was wondering because I read that the GS means it requires gas shielding(but the type isn’t specified) when welding. and I’ve seen E71T-SS for self shielded wire.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Steven, This wire can be used with or without gas. If your using gas than you use a nozzle.
Jason Schagt (1 month ago)
What were your settings on the welder to weld the cast iron? Volts and wire speed
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
This is a transformer based machine. The voltage is adjusted by selectable taps.
Joe Elmore (1 month ago)
Is your glove electrically insulated or is that not a concern? I jus picked up my first welder, it’s the harbor freight flux 125 although I’m finding it’s not suitable for the thin stainless steel I wanted to weld as I’m melting holes though it. My first question was wether I could safely touch the piece I’m working on without getting electrocuted.
Joe Elmore (1 month ago)
+Brandon Lund Alright cool, thanks for the reply.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
So the safe answer is there is always potential to be electrocuted, however electricity takes the path of least resistance to ground. As long as your not standing barefoot in a puddle welding you should be all set. You can actually touch the metal bare handed as you weld without getting a shock. Congratulations on your welder purchase!
R. J Patt (1 month ago)
what volt and wire speed was this set at?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
This welder does not have variable voltage settings. It's transformer based with selectable tap settings.
TBFactory (1 month ago)
Quite ugly repair, but surprisingly effective!! Props!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks brother!
Old Griz (1 month ago)
Flux core mig wire??
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
They make solid wire and flux core wire. Solid wire is used with a shielding gas, also known as GMAW, flux core wire, also known as FCAW can be used with or without a shielding gas. Flux core wire used with gas is often referred to as "dual shield" and is largely used for structural work. The term "flux core mig wire" is a slang term used in the trade, however, you cant have both. It's either flux core wire or it's mig wire. This project was welded with flux core wire. Cheers.
Robert DeMilo (1 month ago)
Since it is a pan it nobody will load up 90 lbs of scrap on it but they will run it through many cycles of heating and cooling. I think the different metals (filler material and cast iron) will expand differently and that is where the crack will begin. Just a thought, I could be wrong but I think worth mentioning.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Good point Robert and that is very possible also. Cast iron is very fussy sometimes from one casting to another. One poster here said he has a piece of repaired cast in a wood stove that has seen hundreds of heat cool cycles with no signs of cracking. It's kinda a crap shoot at times but the dissimilar metals as you pointed out is where the crack would reoccur. Cheers brother
Jim Flynn (1 month ago)
over tested
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
There will be plenty more also
Sergio Adame (1 month ago)
Good video, it takes 7 hours to be cool?
Sergio Adame (1 month ago)
Thanks brother
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
I'm not sure about 7 but it's a long time. Long enough that I usually let it sit overnight.
Roger Dale (1 month ago)
So was the wire nickle or steel,as I have welded cast with a rods for dirty cast and then you can weld it with steel mig so just butter weld each side the weld with nickle and then hard steel mig wire
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Surprisingly Roger, this was done with just regular E71T-GS steel flux core wire.
Douglas Kiser (1 month ago)
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks Douglas!
lee sullivan (1 month ago)
stick with nickel is the way i fix truck axle housings
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Nickel rod is good stuff!
Al Catraz (1 month ago)
No one will try to cook a 91lbs steak on this pan... I would say it's SUFFICIENT!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks Al! 👍
Momo Hunkerton (1 month ago)
17 minute video, 16:45 of it is him talking. Geez
Momo Hunkerton (1 month ago)
+Brandon Lund you just like to talk, you seem like a nice guy. Have a good day
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Oh well.
Sasha Acker (1 month ago)
What's the best process for a cracked wall on a cast iron wood stove? Need to repair one and have a mig available. And no money for a new one(of course) Great video btw! Thank you in advance!
Sasha Acker (1 month ago)
+Scott Paulsen I was wondering if that would help
Scott Paulsen (1 month ago)
Do it while you have a fire going and it will pre heat and not flash cool
Sasha Acker (1 month ago)
+Brandon Lund I'll give it a try. Thank you!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
You can give it a go with flux core mig. Groove out the crack, stop drill it then do a short bead no more than 1 inch, pein it and let it completely cool. Once it's completely cool you will know if it will work. 90% of the time the crack will develope as its cooling. Nickel rod would work also if you have stick.
Robert Condon (1 month ago)
I wonder what a new frying pan would have held before it snapped off. That’s a lot of weight My eggs and sausage don’t weigh that much. Nice job. Interesting
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you very much! I regret not getting a starting weight. This series kinda evolved into what it's become so I never really thought to see how much weight it would have originally held. I might pick up a new one and find out, then repai it and compare the numbers
Howard Musselman (1 month ago)
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks Howard!
B Carr (1 month ago)
I used to weld oil pans on D-5 CAT. and I used Nickel Cadmium flux coated rod. This also how we did it school , you can also braze it, also taught in welding school.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
I'm surprised the oil pans are made of cast iron...I assumed they would be made of aluminum. Interesting. Nickel is great stuff on cast.
Dwight Stewart (1 month ago)
Thanks for sharing. All i have is a flux core welder
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
You welcome Dwight! Glad I could help!
Milton Sandoval (1 month ago)
Thanks so much for posting this video, it's extremely helpful for people like me who don't have proper equipment
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you for the great comment Milton! This is EXACTLY why I enjoy making these videos.
Ben Kroman (1 month ago)
love your thinking subbed and will be back for more. keep up the good work man.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks brother! I truly appreciate your support!
Freakingstang (1 month ago)
Good work. Been doing this for cast iron and cast steel vises for years using flux core wire. Most don’t believe it. It’s A lot stronger than any braise or nickel rod when done wrong. I collect cast iron skillets and actually wonder if the same non broken skillet would hold the same weight
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+Freakingstang Good to know! I picked up an old 40's Wilton Bullet also and the fixed jaw had been broken and repaired badly. It looks like it was brazed and it cracked. I've been meaning to redo the repair. Now I know what process I'm going to use! You might even be able to see it in some of my videos. It would be on the bench to the right of the door when I do my video introduction. I remember when I first got it that I stripped it it down and the year was stamped on the keyway. I think it was 1941 or 1947. I cant remember. I think it is also stamped Chicago. Thanks for the tip man!
Freakingstang (1 month ago)
I only resulted to trying it after every other option failed on an 1940’s wilton bullet vise for my fab shop. Tig with all the ss rods, stick with all the known cast iron rods.... figured what the hell did I have to lose.... then wailed on it with a 40oz ball peen to see if it would hold... still on my welding table to this day.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Nice! I've been considering trying to break a new pan and measuring the weight but I doubt it would break the same as this so the results probably wouldn't mean much. Flux core surprised me for the repair.
Jack Giralico (1 month ago)
I have what some call a farmers mentality. My methods often utilize whatever is around to fix whatever I need. Your method just adds a tool to my belt. Thanks.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks Jack! Growing up I often had to do the same. "Alternative repairs" lol Sometimes they work, sometimes they dont. Lol. cheers
Robert (1 month ago)
I used to weld cast with a nickel rod.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
that's what makes this series fun. I often get surprised with the results too :)
Robert (1 month ago)
+Brandon Lund I can appreciate the effort you put in to showing the effect of using alternate methods. It's better to know why things do and don't work, and at what level. It puts to rest a lot of urban legend.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Lately I've been welding it with everything. Nickel rod is good stuff Robert!
Hovington Kirst (1 month ago)
using single pass wire?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
I try to avoid multi-pass on cast iron if possible.
Renee Mills (2 months ago)
What would happen if you didn't change out the cable configuration?
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
It sputters and makes a nasty looking weld.
John Mott (2 months ago)
Great video and attitude! Subbed!!!!
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thanks John! Very much appreciated!
Terry Maines (2 months ago)
thanks bro!
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thanks Terry!
Aaron Anderson (2 months ago)
There is no moisture IN the cast iron. It's condensation from the rapid heating of the metal.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
I should have said it was combustion we were seeing. On job sites (especially during winter) we always had to heat the steel before welding. It removed moisture ON the steel, not IN it as you pointed out. I misspoke
Gasgiant (2 months ago)
Good test, great video. If ya don’t question things ya don’t find out.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you for your kind words! As a kid I always wanted to know "why"? I suppose that curiosity is still in me as an adult.
Back to the Basics 101 (2 months ago)
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you!
Vince vojtko (2 months ago)
Used flux core plenty of times on cast iron, works fine. Are some tricks but nothing ridiculous.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
I was surprised how well it held!
Danny Ivy (2 months ago)
works for me. i don't think i'll be frying a 91 pound chicken. haha very impressed, thanks
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you Danny!
bob loblaw (2 months ago)
ok man..you can tell us..this is a SAFE place....did your wife break that fryin pan over your head or what...
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Lets just say that when I go to the Dr's office and they ask me "do you feel safe at home" I say "no" LOL 🤣🤣🤣
Mr71chevyvan (2 months ago)
like to know the amperage setting and if you think my el cheapo harbor freight AC only stands a chance to make this weld work.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Are you asking about stick welding?
Brent Mcfadden (2 months ago)
Great show Sir! Tis the way NASA do's it! 👍🏿👍👏
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thanks Brent! I appreciate your support!
Pancho Villa (2 months ago)
What I do sometimes I go to the yonkyard and get some of the fiberglass hose protector out of Honda or Nissan cars from the motor and I use that as a nossle protector and is very cheap in case that you don't have another option.and it works fine.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
AWESOME IDEA! thank you for sharing!
Michael Morrison (2 months ago)
If you would have welded both sides it would have held up more
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Michael, tune in Friday...that is EXACTLY what we are going to find out! Cheers brother!
Derek Bryant (2 months ago)
The handler 140 is cold when the trigger is off. It's only hot when the trigger is on. Doesn't matter what polarity is set up.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Derek Bryant 👍 that’s correct
LEO'S SERVICE (2 months ago)
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
LEO'S SERVICE 👍 preheat is your friend!
Brian C (2 months ago)
Get some muggyweld and see how that works
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Here you go!😁 https://youtu.be/kzbcVb2UymA?list=PLfbf78fMz9VpweFv4IqUfrrNV6Vvro7Cd
Kim Curtis (2 months ago)
Good video AND I subscribed, immediately! Question, though this video has NOTHING to do with cooking, is using the flux core wire on the cooking surface safe to cook on? That may be something you don't know as your video was only for welding purposes. I have a cast iron griddle that is cracked and I want to see if I can repair it with the only welder I have which is a flux core welder. I HOPE it will be safe to use for cooking purposes after using the flux core wire. If anyone knows whether this is safe, I'd appreciate knowing. I can be reached on Facebook. Thanks, Brandon. Keep producing these great and informative/instructional videos!
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you very much Kim i truly appreciate the support and sub. I cant say if its food safe but here is my take on it. The pan is obviously made of metal, carbon and a bunch of other elements. The wire is made of steel with a flux in the core. The only purpose of the flux is to shield the molten weld puddle until it solidifies. Once that happens, you chip away that flux /slag layer leaving an exposed steel weld bead. I personally dont see any health risk (no different than cooking with a steel pan) but I'm not an expert. I can say however I would not eat out of something that was repaired with nickle rod. Nickle is a carcinogen. That's my 2 cents anyways. Cheers :)
Sergio Figueroa (2 months ago)
Great video dont listen to stupid people I think they just envy u for your open ideas
Sergio Figueroa (2 months ago)
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you for your support Sergio!
Pekka Tapaninen (2 months ago)
water comes from the combustion of a hydrocarbon and oxygen in the air. The produced water condenses when the metal surface is still cold...
mike losinger (2 months ago)
You typically would change the gooseneck out as well, for fluxcore. They come coated in a braided Kevlar something material, and a threaded end to screw on a small ceramic end piece. Also if you want to have the best weld experience and results, use ESAB wire there is no comparison, Lincoln is subpar.
mike losinger (2 months ago)
No problem, but I meant the the gooseneck not the liner. -Lincoln Electric XM13304-6 K126 Squirt Gun Tube with, -Lincoln Electric XT12313 K126 Squirt Gun Tube Thread Protector. Also, you should really give Esab a try, depending on the type of welding your doing we use the core shield 8 for bridgework. I would imagine the core shield 40, 6, or 7. 👍🏻
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thanks Mike. Interesting. I have never heard of swapping liners for flux core. I think the liner I'm using in this one is teflon but I cant remember. Surprisingly enough I have never run ESAB wire. I might have to give it a go. So far, this Matheson wire is probably some of the best I have ever run.
Fluffy Fullbox (2 months ago)
I preheat in the BBQ grill. And use stainless wire.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
When I first heard of repairing cast with stainless it doesnt seem possible but it sure is!
TMoD7007 (2 months ago)
The moisture during preheating is condensed water vapor from the flame on the still cold metal. When the metal reaches about 70°C the water does re-evaporate. There is no water in metal. It worked here, but cooldown in cold sand is actually worse than just in plain air. Packing it in heat resistant mats works well.
TMoD7007 (1 month ago)
+ace toxic Would be worth a try... It'll be better than cold sand! ;)
ace toxic (1 month ago)
Could it just be left on a burner of a stove to preheat and then just gradually lower the heat from the stove? Why I'm curious I don't know but that is what was in my mind
Ben Press (2 months ago)
I did this exact repair on a pan with gas and gas wire. It worked swimmingly.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
If you a referencing mild steel wire and shielding gas, I have had good luck also. I repaired a broken leg on a cast iron park bench with that process. Surprisingly enough it worked!
Ben Press (2 months ago)
Why didn't the viewer just try flux core MIG wire himself?
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
No clue. Maybe he's just curious, Maybe he doesn't own a flux core machine and wants to know if it works before he considers buying one, maybe he has a piece of broken cast and doesn't want to spend his money on wire if it doesn't work. I have no idea. It could literally be 100's of reasons.
Derek Greenhalgh (2 months ago)
I don't think your fried eggs would weigh that much even if they were from a dinasore.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
It should hold my breakfast! :)
Bruce Roger Morgan (2 months ago)
Some years ago I was stuck with a broken iron casting, can'r remember what it was now but nothing critical, just had to stick it back together. I used a stick welder with normal steel electrodes. Looked like crap but it held together just fine for as long as I needed it to. I didn't know about nickel electrodes then, I'll use those if there's a next time. Which there may well be! This video was very informative and very well done, thank you for that.
Bruce Roger Morgan (2 months ago)
+Brandon Lund Hi Brandon, it was about 30 years ago! I can't even remember what it was that I welded, I just remember that it was something that I had to do with the resources that I had available at the time.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you for your support and comment Bruce! Do you remember what you used for a rod for your repair? 7018 maybe? I'm just curious because I've had good luck with 7018 myself.
Darcy Mcnabb (2 months ago)
Use a stainless steel wire not mild steel . Don't mean to nitpick but the correct terminology for what you are doing is self shielding flux core . And with gas is called duel shield flux core.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Darcy, I know what it's called. This was about proving or disproving if flux core would work. I already know that stainless works because I've done videos on it.
Jaye Davies (2 months ago)
Keep up with what you are doing as it is very informative
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you Jaye I appreciate your support!
Nick Sennett (2 months ago)
91 pounds, that’s a lot of bacon before it breaks
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
It sure is Nick!
Eben Waterman (2 months ago)
I stick stuff like that in the oven @ 450. Cast aluminum cyl. heads etc. I watch welding vids while I wait. Also, stick it back in the oven and shut it off to stress relieve it.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Excellent! Thanks for the tip!

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