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Old 01-17-2013, 04:56 PM
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Default 42" Hensley Excavator Bucket Wear Plates

What rod and how many amps do I need to put 3/8" wear plates on this bucket. Suggestions? Using a stick. Not sure how many amps I need for proper penetration, or what the best number rod to use, Im way out of practice.
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I would use 1/8" 7018 starting @ 120 anps probably may have to go higher
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I would use 1/8" 7018 starting @ 120 anps probably may have to go higher
Thanks for the info on a starting point !
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I would use 1/8" 7018 starting @ 120 anps probably may have to go higher
That should certainly get you in the ballpark. Close enough that you can tweak it to get where you want to be...
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Don't forget about your OAT should you be outside while working on this. A little heat makes things flow so much better on this.
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Don't forget about your OAT should you be outside while working on this. A little heat makes things flow so much better on this.
Do you mean to pre-heat the work area with the torch. This will be welded outside, should be in the 40s here today.
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Yes, W-A that's what he means.
That bucket is a very large heat sink and if you don't pre-heat the metal, you will have trouble getting the toes of the weld to flow in. Send us some pictures when you're done.

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Yes, W-A that's what he means.
That bucket is a very large heat sink and if you don't pre-heat the metal, you will have trouble getting the toes of the weld to flow in. Send us some pictures when you're done.

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Will do .... thanks for the note.
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Yes, W-A that's what he means.
That bucket is a very large heat sink and if you don't pre-heat the metal, you will have trouble getting the toes of the weld to flow in. Send us some pictures when you're done.

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Send us some pictures when you're done.

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here are some pics. That was done around 180amps using 7018. Anyone care to critique ?
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