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Old 05-14-2013, 08:31 PM
frankgrek frankgrek is offline
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Default stainless steel welding rod info

I wanted to use stainless steel welding rod in place of seizing wire on my turnbuckles...but can't figure out what to use or where to get it. Can you offer any suggestions?

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Frank Grek
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:28 AM
Brion Toss Brion Toss is offline
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Hello and welcome,
Any welding supply shop should have what you need. For 1/2"-5/8" turnbuckles, 3/32" is the best diameter. Type 316 is nice, but not necessary; corrosion isn't a real issue here. You might also look into using silicon bronze TIG rod, as it is easier to bend and to cut. It is my preference for that reason, plus it turns a pleasant, patina'd shade of green.
The shop will probably offer the option of selling by the pound or by the tube. Unless you are tigging a lot of pieces, 3 or 4 pieces will likely be all you'll need.
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Brion Toss
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:16 AM
frankgrek frankgrek is offline
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Thanks. Exactly the information i was looking for.

Frank
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