|Andy Howell (Andy)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:31 pm: |
I just acquired a rather abused hay-budden anvil. It has a number of torch cuts I'd like to repair.
I've read conflicting advice on what electrodes to use. Some say 7018, others Soddy 1105. The preheat temps tend to vary as well. I've see 300 to 450F. Any advice?
Here are some pictures:
Any idea of the age? Its serial number is A19634
|Ken Scharabok (Ken_scharabok)
Post Number: 519
|Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 8:56 am: |
1919, give or take a year.
Personally I would use 7018. However, use a large hammer and beat down the beads after each pass. Seem to help work-harden it.
After would have been working on an anvil top it comes up to heat quite nice. However, certainly would hurt to heat up a large chunk of metal and place it over the area you wish to weld.