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Stick Welding Cast Iron Repair with Muggy Weld

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Stick Welding Cast Iron Repair with Muggy Weld. Cast iron can be tricky to repair because it's prone to cracking. Follow along as I repair a broken cast iron exhaust manifold using Muggy Weld with no pre-heat. For this demonstration I used a 2 step process starting with an electrode that can withstand the dirtiest of cast irons followed by a cap that has excellent crack resistance properties. Although I believe a good pre-heat and a slow cool down will give you the best chance for success, i wanted to see how this rod would respond in a worst case scenario such as cold welding. It handled the thermal stresses excellent without any signs of cracking. This would be a huge bonus for parts too big to get a good pre-heat / cool down or for parts that are not cost effective to be removed. Hit the notifications! We are going to be doing some more experiments with these rods, including tig welding. More Cast Iron Welding Videos HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbcVb2UymA&list=PLfbf78fMz9VpweFv4IqUfrrNV6Vvro7Cd Link to Welder https://amzn.to/2MsrEWx Link to Welding Rod Information: https://www.muggyweld.com/ BUY Muggy Weld Rods HERE: 3/32 https://amzn.to/2SLmW6k 1/8 https://amzn.to/2M0z1ln MIG Welding Broken Cast Iron video: 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] 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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B Dogg (1 day ago)
I just weld that shit up with good ol flux core mig. Heat it up first, weld it and keep a little heat on it and let it cool slowly so it doesn't crack.
Nuffe (2 days ago)
its for b230 volvo 740
Nuffe (2 days ago)
the manifold! +Brandon Lund
Brandon Lund (2 days ago)
Huh?
george waite (3 days ago)
A good preheat and bury it in a sandpit when finish would help.
Coz McWillie (4 days ago)
Drilling a hole at either end of the crack to stop it spreading: who could've figured that one out?
Coz McWillie (4 days ago)
I like people like this who can explain stuff clearly.
Brandon Lund (3 days ago)
Thanks brother!
Matthew Lewis (5 days ago)
Couldn't you leave the settings and just speed up a bit to avoid undercut?
Matthew Lewis (5 days ago)
+Brandon Lund thank you
Brandon Lund (5 days ago)
With undercut you would typically slow your travel speed so that more molten metal washes to the edges of the weld but that can result in blowing through so it's best to also lower the amperage also.
olegzakluchonii (6 days ago)
Wow could of fix my crackt boat block but I throw it away sux
Brandon Lund (6 days ago)
Sorry to hear that but now you know for future reference.
karim ezal (8 days ago)
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karim ezal (8 days ago)
واصل بالتوفيق
Brandon Lund (8 days ago)
Thank you very much!
karim ezal (8 days ago)
واص بدون توقف
Justin Bailey (8 days ago)
that looks like a ls manifold if so its cast steel not iron there a lot easier to weld
Sergio Specalsiki (10 days ago)
just a tip for you.... Do not have a closeup of your face
Brandon Lund (10 days ago)
Hey Sergio, thanks for the tip...i have one for you. Maybe if you werent such a rude, miserable a-hole people might actually like you and watch your YouTube channel. No wonder you only have 14 subs. BTW normally I block idiots like you but I'm making an exception today.
вернее было бы подогреть чугун градусов до 500, заварить и потом медлительно охлаждать, однако думаю в данном случае этого довольно
Brandon Lund (8 days ago)
I agree. I usually heat the part but I was testing to see how it worked cold. Cheers brother
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Morgan Reyman (11 days ago)
I welded the old saab 900 turbo manifold with mig welding was better than the original shit , but they were red hot every driving, done a ton of japan cars to with mig , everybody has been satisfied , compared buyng new ones
Morgan Reyman (10 days ago)
maybe not in USA but in europa , nissan 4 cyl and other 4 cyl 1989 onwards europen builds, we in europa have many 4 cyl compared with usa ,im glad that these shitty cars has gone to scrapyards
blackdaan (11 days ago)
japan cars dont break down.. so you must be lieing xD
Fred Davis (12 days ago)
Your final shot where you try to tell everyone that you cant see the repair is not the same side of the manifold you welded on.
Brandon Lund (4 days ago)
Look again. Only one side was welded. The manifold was prepped on both sides. One side was for the video you watched and the other side was for a future TIG welding video. Being the director, camera man, welder and producer, I never caught that I was welding on the side that you did not see me prep.
my2centz (12 days ago)
I've tried heating cast iron and welding it and sometimes I have better luck then others but more failures then success that's for sure. Any help is definitely appreciated lol.
Brandon Lund (12 days ago)
Thats a tough question to answer because cast is fussy. The general rule is take your time, plan out your repair ahead of time, select a filler that you think will work best for your application and don't rush things. A preheat of 500 works good and try to keep the part at a constant even heat throughout your repair process. A grill or oven is great for this if you have access. Do very short weld beads then pein the weld. Put it back into the oven if things start to cool and keep repeating the process until its repaired. Once its repaired bury it in dry sand until it is completely cool to the touch (several hours). I have also heard wood ash works good to cool the part but I have not tried that method.
I've been welding LS manifolds with L56 mig for years with zero failures. A better test would be to try this on an OLD iron manifold.
+Brandon Lund Good idea. I'm not sure if those are considered "grey" iron, but the more brittle iron castings seem to require pre/post heat and exotic fillers AND they still crack like it's their job. I was just noting that for some reason, these newish gm manifolds act less like iron and more like steel (even if they don't throw sparks like steel when you grind on them.
Brandon Lund (12 days ago)
I've actually switched over to doing destructive testing on a cast iron pan. Cheers brother!
Rino Chaparro (18 days ago)
Porosity in the weld
Brandon Lund (18 days ago)
When you "wet" cast, thats what happens. Its virtually unavoidable with this process. If your concerned about pososity, I would choose brazing.
Hot Pockets (20 days ago)
Will this weld my Mother In Laws mouth shut?
Flatus Antiquitous (16 days ago)
In my experience, not a chance.
Phillip Marquez (23 days ago)
Mmm I have never welded Iron but why not Tig for this? Also watching someone cut and grind without gloves makes me cringe lol.
Brandon Lund (22 days ago)
This is part of a cast iron welding series. I have tig welded cast and compared the results to all the other processes. It's in the playlist cheers!
Roger Hernandez Sr. (23 days ago)
Great Video 👍
Brandon Lund (22 days ago)
Thank you!
Bill Hanson (24 days ago)
My eyes r old.......repaired on one side. Finish shown on the other......
Brandon Lund (24 days ago)
The manifold was prepped on both sides. One side was for the video you watched and the other side was for a future TIG welding video. Being the director, camera man, welder and producer, I never caught that I was welding on the side that you did not see me prep.
Johnny Shackelford (24 days ago)
I noticed that too.....
Budget Project builds (26 days ago)
Great video 🤙🏼
Brandon Lund (25 days ago)
Thank you!
Bill Admond (26 days ago)
Thanks very much for sharing, I would pre-heat with a cheap gas torch and it doesn't cost much. And you guys kill me with these videos since I'm a retired multiskilled worker and need a garage to keep playing my hobbies!
Brandon Lund (25 days ago)
Thanks Bill! I recommend the preheat also and I can totally relate to needing a space to work. I watch a bunch of machining videos but I don't have the space to have any machines so for now I live vicariously through them Hahaha Cheers brother!
Kit Murphy (27 days ago)
What happened to your first weld starting out on the front? Why did you end up on the backside of it was there a problem or a crack?
Brandon Lund (27 days ago)
+Kit Murphy Thank you very much, but look closely. All the welding was done on the same side.
Kit Murphy (27 days ago)
But you started stick welding the front first. No? You did a wonderful job. I just wondered if there was a problem. I mig welded manifolds back in 80's and found that to be simple enough.
Brandon Lund (27 days ago)
The manifold was prepped on both sides. One side was for the video you watched and the other side was for a future TIG welding video. Being the director, camera man, welder and producer, I never caught that I was welding on the side that you did not see me prep.
Little Lilburn (27 days ago)
Good video, thanks!
Brandon Lund (27 days ago)
Thank you!
Gary Haynes (1 month ago)
Why is it that in the beginning of the video you are working on the outside (away from motor) of the manifold, then later you're showing us the inside (next to motor) ? Why ?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
The manifold was prepped on both sides. One side was for the video you watched and the other side was for a future TIG welding video. Being the director, camera man, welder and producer, I never caught that I was welding on the side that you did not see me prep.
Loosemouth Cowboy (1 month ago)
Let's pressure test that manifold with water
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
She might be a leaker...Its got a huge gaping hole in the side from follow up testing:) lol
Robert Bock (1 month ago)
Great video. I now feel confident to do this job myself. Thanks
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Awesome Robert! I'm glad I was able to help!
Ralph Alvarez (1 month ago)
Think I just caught ARC EYE watching this lol
Brandon Lund (27 days ago)
Ralph Alvarez thanks brother!👍
Ralph Alvarez (27 days ago)
+Brandon Lund HAHAHAHA Good work though!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
You should have been wearing your safety squints lol :)
Logan Adams (1 month ago)
Buy a new manifold that one is junk
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
It was just for demonstration purposes. I don't have a use for it.
Al Mor (1 month ago)
Is safe to weld a truck frame with a flux welder or had to be a stick welder can u help me with that question?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
It's very easy to get a weld bead that looks good but has lack of fusion with wire feed welders. My suggestion to you is that if you are not absolutely 100% sure that your weld has full penetration than I would not do it. It can be done but the liability is great if your weld fails. You could kill yourself or someone else. It's all based on how confident you are in your abilities. Cheers
Harry New (1 month ago)
Great info but i would recommend thatyou drill half inch past the visible crack as that is wher the real end is
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you! I appreciate your support!
Stephen Ostrander (1 month ago)
i would braze it
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Brazing is a great process, however, this was a viewer requested video.
Randy mack (1 month ago)
im maybe a bit too old school, but for that if I had to repair, I would first prepare a bed of sand, & a jumbo bag of charcoal burning, now drill as you said, then heat item up, with rosebud tip on torch, then get a friend to keep it hot while I use another torch & cast iron rod, & weld the crack, & yes I would ping it, but usually used a body hammer pick, I know not normal, but a go to hammer, then I would put layer of charcoal on sand & cover with couple inches of sand, & my helper still keeping part heated but slowly backing off on heat, for about 30 min of heated "cooling time" then lay item on the bed, then cover with couple inches of sand, then charcoal all around & over it, then more sand, allow to cool over night, & part should be ready. that looked too easy, in old days never had good luck with stick welding cast iron, even with preheat, but torch worked well, but very expensive, & all charcoal and a buddy to help heat, but I rarely do any, but not a "professional" but only a piece every 3-5 years.
Randy mack (1 month ago)
lol, gotcha, looks like something I would experiment if easy to replace, but if a pain to replace I will stick to old method,  I have seen older muggy weld for low temp aluminum repair, didn't know they made rods for sick welding.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Randy, what you described is how I prefer to repair cast iron, however this was a viewer requested video and my first time using these particular welding rods. I wanted to see how they would respond to the cold welding method. In my experience if the part can be cold welded without cracking, the chances for success are huge when you start applying a preheat and controlling cool down. These rods claim to have excellent elongation characteristics. Based on this and other testing I've done with them, i have to agree.
Norfolkc (1 month ago)
This is nothing new did it years ago on exhaust manifolds you got to much power on, this type of rod has being around for years
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Their website says they have been in business 30 years. This was my first time using their product. All i can say is it flows real nice and it was nothing like i have used in the past. I believe the composition is exclusive to them.
mobgma (1 month ago)
why didn't you bead blast it or vapor blast it?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
I could have but I feel like most viewers on this channel dont own one so I try to keep things in perspective.
DynamicOperations (1 month ago)
the undercut is because you are moving to quickly and not letting your puddle build up enough. you can tell because the shape of your bead is more pointed, and it should be nice even round curves.
DynamicOperations (1 month ago)
+Brandon Lund it works great either way but a preheat is always best
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+DynamicOperations interesting technique...I might have to give it a try. Are you doing this tecnique cold or with a preheat? I feel like this would be best suited with a preheat...
DynamicOperations (1 month ago)
+Brandon Lund i get what youre doing, i was just stating that was the true reason of the undercut not the machine settings. when im welding cast i tend to burn a little hotter and push my puddle back onto itself to help build it up and distribute the heat forward to simulate a preheat effect
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
I tend to move fast with cast anyways because I'm concerned about heat imput. There is a fine line because you cant spend long in one place and you really dont want your base metal getting too molten. I'm trying to mostly wet the filler metal and not let much of the base metal get molten if that makes sense.
Ron Mcwhirter (1 month ago)
Need To heat the casting 500 degrees or so then weld with ni. rod
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Ron, as I mentioned in the video this was a viewer request for these specific rods. I wanted to see how they responded to cold welding, which in my experience welding cast cold has a higher chance for failure. The rods claim to have incredible elongation characteristics. Based on this and other testing I've done, I have to agree.
Angel Ramos (1 month ago)
Is your weld machine recommend to buy?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+Angel Ramos FYI this is also my go to machine for stick welding and it's also a tig machine. It has a very nice crisp start and even runs 6010. I have a review on this welder if you search the channel. Cheers brother!
Angel Ramos (1 month ago)
Alright thanks boss
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
It sure is Angel! It's a solid machine. If you want to know more about this welder I have links down in the video description.
Noah Mestas (1 month ago)
You bang on your piece way too much
Brandon Lund (4 days ago)
Not true. Compare blows per minute using a needle scaler vs doing it by hand. This has far less impact.
Tank Soldier (1 month ago)
Hey Brandon do you ever do brazing with a torch ? ,my uncle did everything that way and nothing ever had to be done over all ranch tested
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
I sure do. I've done a lot of brazing actually. It's one of the first processes I learned on. Back in the day I was quite good at it. It's been a while so im rusty. It might be interesting to dig it out and practice a little. It's a very fun process and tried and true by old timers as you pointed out. Back in the day I could stack dimes. I doubt I could today without a bunch of practice.
Mike Baxter (1 month ago)
Everyone in comments WORRIED TO DEATH it might crack out again???? SO WHAT?? a brand new manifold might crack out again too! .. it's not her space shuttle .. cracked manifold won't even slow you down. The REAL trick is to weld it IN PLACE on the vehicle (if your going to remove it just put another one on) .. crap i've done it with regular 7018 ... run the car so it's hot ... hit the manifold with a torch for a while, weld it .. start the car again let it idle for a half hour. When it cracks out? weld it again ... by the third time the car is probability scrap anyway
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Right on Mike! I'm glad you understand what I was trying to show here. Cheers brother!
Robbie Holz (1 month ago)
Brilliant video
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks Robbie! I appreciate your support!
Ashroyer86 (1 month ago)
Looked pretty good after the 1st pass. Looks like you may know how to weld.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you very much. I can’t take all the credit though, these rods flow pretty nice :)
98snakeeater (1 month ago)
nice I've cussed quite a bit trying to weld cast
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you! It can be tricky welding cast iron but this rod makes it pretty easy though.
William (1 month ago)
Hi, nice job. I got a lot out of this video. Some items are hard to replace like vintage car engine blocks with cracked water jackets. So this will save a lot of engine lives I'm sure
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you very much William! This was exactly the point of this video. Not everything can be replaced and this rod I feel gives the best chance of success for the user and the part being welded :)
Katelyn Tellez Vega (1 month ago)
Thanks, a like it .
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks Katelyn!
Matt 85 (1 month ago)
Where’s your gloves while grinding bro that’s a good way to lose a finger
Collin Zinn (1 month ago)
That is definitely not cast iron, that is cast steel. It is an exhaust manifold from a gm Ls series engine. Spark test are not always accurate. I’ve welded dozens of these with a mig/tig welded with no pre heat, with no failure rate at all! 0%
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
It actually is cast iron. The manifold was independanly tested. There is also a link to the testing in the comments. You cant go by because it can be welded with non conventional techniques that it must not be cast iron. I've proven that numerous times in the cast iron welding series
Keegan Foster (1 month ago)
A beautiful weld!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you Keegan
Art Cobb (1 month ago)
The technique is right on. However with a real cracked manifold there is more issues to be concerned with. For one, the erosion/loss of original material along the crack on the inside and on the outside. Also it would have been better if your video had shown the same repair area from start to finish. The 72 was used on the part/ side normally facing out from the engine and the 77 repair showed the inside of the manifold which is next to the block when mounted. Obviously not the same repair area. I have welded for 50 years and have found out if there is a long crack along a manifold and it is repaired without being bolted down that it will sometimes warp the mounting surface and will have to be SHAVED/MACHINED FLAT along the mounting surface so that it will seal tightly along the engine surface. I have never used the Muggy Weld product but from what you said it sounds like it has the right composition and elongation features.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks Art. Unfortunately being the producer, cameraman and welder, things can get confusing. Only one side of this was welded. Both sides were prepped because one side was for this video and i intended the other side to be used in a future TIG welding video. The 72 and the 77 were both used on the same side. In other words, the side you saw me prep, was not the side I welded. Cheers.
rtm18990 (1 month ago)
you started on one side of the manifold and ended the video showing us the other side ground down.....why didnt you show the side you started on?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
The manifold was prepped on both sides. One side was for the video you watched and the other side was for a future TIG welding video. Being the director, camera man, welder and producer, I never caught that I was welding on the side that you did not see me prep
Mark Dietrich Cochran (1 month ago)
Hi Brandon, I love your videos especially since you don't judge us folks that have to work with what we have instead of what is ideal. I'd love to try some muggy weld. I'm a Monument Preservationist at Gettysburg National Military Park and we have tons of cast iron artillery carriages that we repair. Thanks for your ideas.
Prolific Invention (1 month ago)
"99" rod can work as well
Prolific Invention (1 month ago)
Stainless steel 309 stainless steel rods and these muggy welding rods work excellent for cast iron.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you very much! That's very interesting and impressive!
CRIPTOPOLICE Cx (1 month ago)
Nice
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Alessandro Novi Sad (1 month ago)
nice work.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you very much! I appreciate your support!
Scott Paulsen (1 month ago)
That root was far from perfect had slag pockets in it
Scott Paulsen (1 month ago)
That is well and good but where i grew up if there is a hole in something that's not to have a hole its not perfect and to weld over a slag pocket only esp in cast pulls the pocket into the next weld at best or adds to the existing one your end result was nice i was just pointing out the root was not perfect im a welder of 25 years ive done seen and heard alot all over this country but the root is the most important part of any weld no matter what the instructions may tell you always make it right cut off wheel end grinder get the slag out your welds will turn out better
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
As you criticize my work I would tell you that cast iron is not pure. Rarely if ever can it be welded without inclusions. Typically you grind out the inclusion. With this rod the directions state grinding out the inclusion is not necessary and to weld directly over it.
Ivan Bardakov (1 month ago)
Красивая труд
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Спасибо!
Night hawk (1 month ago)
In Russia we take any good welding electrode and put around copper wire and weld , that’s it and no need preheat
Stephen Sarkany (22 days ago)
Interesting, will try that one day. Thanks for the idea
Night hawk (1 month ago)
Brandon Lund u can try any like from 3mm and higher
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
So you wrap the stranded copper wire around the welding electrode? What mm or size is the stranded copper wire? I want to try this. I am very interested
Night hawk (1 month ago)
Brandon Lund https://youtu.be/vnqsx41fqZI
Night hawk (1 month ago)
Brandon Lund for that need stranded wire not solid
N_ R (1 month ago)
Thanks for the great video--VERY informative!! Btw, Who won?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you very much! The winners were posted on the YouTube channel, facebook and Instagram. Be sure to check out those other sites for behind the scenes stuff and I also announce giveaways from other channels also. Cheers
Daniel Wahl (1 month ago)
braze it
Daniel Wahl (1 month ago)
braze
Rick Allen (1 month ago)
3/32 316L stick rod works on cast as well.
Scott Paulsen (1 month ago)
No they work for that and hard facing but not cheap yep old rods for sure if you gotem
Rick Allen (1 month ago)
Scott Paulsen I wouldn’t buy stainless stick rods for this job. But, if you happen to have old rods that have been exposed to damp air . And were not stored properly. Instead of tossing them, keep them for jobs like this. I remember two occasions back in the 90s my uncle used stainless to weld cast iron. And it did work. Perhaps somebody reading this will give it a try.???
Scott Paulsen (1 month ago)
Much much more expensive
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Good to know Rick! 316 would actually be a good process for this application because its food grade. I might have to give it a try! Thanks!
Zul Hussen (1 month ago)
Fantastic bro
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks :)
Tony Walker (1 month ago)
So who's responsible for letting the people in car to be out in the first place ?
Brandon G (1 month ago)
The thumbnail picture almost looks like a scary face lol.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
LOL your the first one to mention that. I took a second to look at it and it kinda does!...with a little frown LOL
Evandro Rick (1 month ago)
Tambem ...faço.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Nice!
jyzoomer (1 month ago)
Are you kidding me? are we not supposed to notice that the repair is on one side of the manifold at 6:00min in and the bit where you "can't even tell its been repaired" is on the other side at 10:50... or is it just me? It's not just me.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
I would never kid you, but good eye though LOL. In all seriousness though, the manifold was prepped on both sides. One side was for the video you watched and the other side was for a future TIG welding video. Being the director, camera man, welder and producer, I never caught that I was welding on the side that you did not see me prep.
MancoLepanto & Don (1 month ago)
trush
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
trush?
Механик (1 month ago)
Good work. The video is very interesting and informative. Hello from Ukraine.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Terry Ragan (1 month ago)
NICE!!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you Terry!
jet boater (1 month ago)
Ah just slap some hi heat jbweld on that crap. All good.
Prolific Invention (1 month ago)
😂🤣😆 send it
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
That's sounds a little sketchy lol 🤔😁
fvrrljr (1 month ago)
wish I'd seen this video Doh! couldn't have seen video since repair was done on 2016. Great Video. i Like, OLE!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you! :)
Jay DiGuardi (1 month ago)
You're beating the weld in as well
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
That's right Jay. As the weld bead is being hit, it is being forced into the groove as part of relieving the stress and tension in the joint.
Aaron Kodatt (2 months ago)
Lil to hot lil to hot definitely definitely lil to hot.......
Just1Spark (2 months ago)
Would it be possible to tig weld a crack using this rod? lol I dont have a stick welder.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
You sure can! You start out by soaking them in water! Seriously! https://youtu.be/-XUbzw6p83Q
Akanimo Eshiet (2 months ago)
Thank you so much
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Your welcome!
Cris Wireless (2 months ago)
You get undercut from traveling too fast also.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
That's correct and it's very easy to do. I do my best to keep my travel speed consistent and just reduce the amperage rather than slow my travel, which also helps reduce heat imput.
NeilLB7 (2 months ago)
Always place manifold in a charcoal grille and allow to fully heat up. Then weld. Then place back in charcoal fire and allow fire to cool and go out naturally. Next day all is well. It won't ever re-crack.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Probably one of the best methods!
олег - (2 months ago)
немало болтаешь
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Instead of complaining there is "too much talking", try turning off your volume.
Tim Kimbley (2 months ago)
Hey Brandon , I would like to try the Muggy weld 72 and 77 rods to see if they can build up erosion on a 180 ton Carrier chiller. The water box lid and flange are rusted out!! I like your videos and was able to fix my broken cast bench vise after watching you weld cast with your mig. Thank you , keep up the good work!!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
@Tim Kimbley Congratulations, YOU WON! To claim your Muggy Weld welding rods, please contact me by Friday Midnight EST with your shipping information. YOU MUST go to my You-Tube channel and click the "About" tab. From there, click on "for business inquiries" and you can send me a direct email with your details. DO NOT PUT YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION HERE. Thanks again for your support on the channel and I really hope you enjoy the welding rods. Be sure to check Facebook and Instagram for behind the scenes stuff also. I'd love to hear you thoughts after you get them. Take care Brandon
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Tim, hearing from a viewer that they were able to make a successful repair after watching the channel is very rewarding! Thank you for sharing your story and good luck on your contest entry! Cheers!
Michael S (2 months ago)
Thanks for the video Brandon! I I recently graduated welding trade school and don’t have much field experience so I love these videos. I just have a question. You drilled the crack so it wouldn’t spread but wouldn’t the weld consume the entire crack melting and fusing the edges anyway? Would you be able to explain how the crack would still spread even after being consumed by the weld and how drilling it prevents that? Thank you!
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Good question Michael. You would think that the weld would consume the crack but I was taught that the radius from the hole is what terminates the crack and keeps it from spreading.
traffik777 (2 months ago)
Классно!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
1 MILLION GIVEAWAY! IF YOU WANT TO BE ENTERED, WATCH THIS VIDEO https://youtu.be/qNHAteo-qwg FOR THE DETAILS. IF YOU LIKE IT, MAYBE GIVE IT A LIKE OR COMMENT. EDIT winner was announced on the channels comunity page, Instagram and Facebook. Links in the description.
songer121 (2 months ago)
I like to try this rod on my farm attachments. Ive been using this super expensive rod from my local welding supply shop and doesn’t really work that great. Id love to try this stuff out.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Songer121 your entered! Good luck!
Richard Valcourt (2 months ago)
Hi Brandon, with muggy weld rod I would repair a cast iron boiler used to heat a house. The pressure regulation system on the boiler failed causing the pressure to rise and breaking a piece off the boiler. One particular section was shattered and will have to be replaced by welding in a piece of mild steel.🤞🤞🤞
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+Richard Valcourt Deal! I keep playing Luck for Life ($1,000 a day for the rest of your life) can you imagine! Congratulations buddy and thanks for supporting the channel!
Richard Valcourt (1 month ago)
Brandon Lund I never win anything, this’ll be my lucky day, I’m gonna go out and buy a whole bunch of lottery tickets and keep the good times rolling. I’ll share!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
@Richard Valcourt Congratulations, YOU WON! To claim your Muggy Weld welding rods, please contact me by Friday Midnight EST with your shipping information. YOU MUST go to my You-Tube channel and click the "About" tab. From there, click on "for business inquiries" and you can send me a direct email with your details. DO NOT PUT YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION HERE. Thanks again for your support on the channel and I really hope you enjoy the welding rods. Be sure to check Facebook and Instagram for behind the scenes stuff also. I'd love to hear you thoughts after you get them. Take care Brandon
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Your in it Richard! That Muggy Weld rod would work great for that application. Be sure to check in often on that video because the winner gets announced oath 1M good luck!
Josh Slaughter (2 months ago)
Would love to use it to fix up my big cast iron outside fire place
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Your in it Josh! Good luck buddy!
David TheCarpenter (2 months ago)
Okay... If I had some muggyweld I would use it to repair a cast iron flange in place. It's not coming off the tractor where it's been for 52 years. I have some Craftsman 3/32 cast iron rods that run on ac or dc. They are older than you and the flux is coming off them. I really need a proper weld with less chance of blowing through or cracking the iron. I can weld it with a warmed up motor.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Your in it David and those Muggy Weld rods would be perfect for that repair! Be sure to keep an eye on that video. As soon as it hits 1M I'm making the announcement. Good luck!
Daniele Silvaggi (2 months ago)
A couple years back I had my Chevy 383 stroker engine on my engine startup stand and I couldn't get it started so I had it in my garage and it was the coldest winter ever here in Windsor Ontario Canada and guess what? Yup the block cracked in 2 places. I could send you the pics. So I have been doing a lot of research into welding it and I have heard about Muggy Weld but have not bought it yet. I would love to try it so I can finally get my 1980 Camaro back up and running again. Thanks for the opportunity for getting some.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Your in it Daniele! It's a shame that the stroker got cracked but the good news is that Muggy Weld is a perfect fix for that! Be sure to keep an eye on that video. As soon as it hits 1M I'm making the announcement. Good luck!
Ronald Parady (2 months ago)
I’d use them to fix a hole in the old dodge plow truck manifold
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Your in it Ronald! It would work perfect for that repair! Good luck!
Tiffany Long (2 months ago)
Tractor block has a crack in it that's what I would repair
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Your in it Tiffany! Those rods are perfect for that! Good luck!
M B (2 months ago)
What am I going to use it on....Nothing I have never welded, but I watch your Channel all the time...Keep up the good work.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Thank you Mark! I appreciate your kind comment! Btw, I can relate to not actually doing something but finding it very interesting...i watch a lot of machining videos but i have never done it and dont have a clue lol. Great minds think alike I guess! Cheers brother!
Weld Weld (2 months ago)
I would use the muggyweld to repair a pump housing and friends grandfathers antique shoe tool/stand
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Your in it! Great uses for a great welding rod! Good luck!
carl simpson (2 months ago)
The place I served my time at would have put that in the oven for a few hours before welding and in some cases the rods were also put in the oven.
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
That's my preferred method Carl. I wanted to see how these rods worked in a worse case scenario (no preheat, no post heat and no insulated / controlled cool down. They passed brilliantly.
Richard Desousa (2 months ago)
Why not just glob so jb weld
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
Although it says you can use it on their marketing, I have not tried it.
383 chevy (2 months ago)
Welding galvanised steel can be a pain. Makes my friend sick cause he doesn't wear a resperator and the fumes make him sick
383 chevy (2 months ago)
+Brandon Lund yes I've heard milk helps. I arc welded today and my shirt wasnt buttoned up at the top. Now I am flash burnt there. Not bad but still I would rather not have it
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
You got that right Robert. It's also called Metal Fume Fever. I've had it 2x. If your buddy refuses to wear a respirator, at least have him pound some milk right after welding. It lessens the symptoms. Some say it's a myth but it worked for me and others I know.
383 chevy (2 months ago)
+Brandon Lund not problem. It is better to be protected than being sick
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
My apologies Robert, I must have stainless on the brain, I meant to say galvanized not stainless. Galvanized metal is toxic when grinding, heating and welding. You should still use PPE when welding cutting grinding but stainless is not toxic like galvanized.
383 chevy (2 months ago)
+Brandon Lund I didn't know about stainless, although I'm not a welder by trade, I've never don't tig welding just arc welding. But that is an important thing to know about stainless. Thanks 👍
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